We build meaningful connections to help businesses run smarter.

You’ve seen a glimpse into who we are. Find out how we got here and how we’re committed to helping you.


"When I look back at the business, the numbers change, a lot of the tactics change, and the products and services change — and the solutions change. But for me, it’s really about the culture and the people."

Tim Crown

Our story began with a college business plan.

Many great entrepreneurial tales start with two innovators inspired by an initial idea. In 1988, Tim and Eric Crown began their story in this fashion. With a business plan that took root in a college assignment and a cash advance from a credit card, they established Hard Drives International — the company that would become Insight.

Today, we're a global company.​

Shaped by the evolution in IT, Insight is now a leading provider of Intelligent Technology solutions, helping companies around the world implement innovation and improve business performance.

How we help you



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We integrate.

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We connect.

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We deliver expertise.

You need answers more than you need equipment. We provide a team with the experience, intelligence and right IT solutions to help you make strategic business decisions. So you can scale faster, optimize your investments and reach your goals.

"We engaged two other companies proposing a similar service, but neither of these performed to the standard and delivered the value achieved with Insight’s LCS Enterprise service."

— Jacco Marks
KPMG - Senior Software Procurement Manager

We integrate confidence.

Trust and confidence are foundational to your IT strategy. To be up-to-date, up-to-speed and fully informed, you need a team that’s collaborative to the core — keeping you efficient and on track to meet your goals.

"Insight provided confidence that the best value solution was to be adopted. The end result offered an equal combination of cost mitigation, confidence of compliance and flexibility to meet the evolving needs of the business."

— John Nolan
Head of IT, Xodus Group

We connect the world.

Our connections make us stronger. With partnerships, people, services and delivery, we’ll help you improve performance and amplify the impact of intelligent technology in your environment. Our commitment is to help your business run smarter.

"I have always found Insight capable of understanding strategic business requirements underpinned by tactical execution."

— Tom Walker
CITP, FBCS Global CIO of Atkins

Status quo? Not at Insight.



1988

Tim and Eric Crown found Hard Drives International (precursor to Insight).

1995

Insight’s first initial public stock offering takes place.


1997

Insight expands into Canada and the United Kingdom.


2002

Insight acquires Comark, adding distribution and integration labs to its portfolio.

2006

Insight acquires Software Spectrum, adding global software offerings.


2006

Insight teammates number more than 4,000 globally.

2008

Insight acquires Tempe, Arizona-based Calence LLC and U.K.-based Minx Ltd.

2012

Insight acquires Frankfurt-based Inmac, a broad portfolio B2B hardware reseller.

2011

Insight acquires Ensynch, adding professional services and software solutions to its offerings.


2012

Insight was named Desktop Partner of the Year (worldwide).


2013

Insight was named Microsoft Transformational Partner of the Year.


2014

Insight received the Cisco Global Award for Architectural Excellence-Enterprise Networks.



2015

Insight acquires BlueMetal, adding services that help clients offer exceptional customer experiences and create empowered workforces.

2016

Insight helps businesses run smarter with Intelligent Technology solutions.