Ciber History

In 1974, programmer analyst Bobby Stevenson and two additional partners recognized a need for technical experts who could help companies keep up with the fast-evolving world of computer technology. The trio founded CIBER, which was an acronym that stood for “Consultants in Business Engineering Research.”

Stevenson became full owner of the company in 1978 and served on its board of directors until 2010. Under his leadership, Ciber grew through client-relationship building and sales until the 1990s, when an aggressive growth-through-acquisitions strategy began.
 

Significant acquisitions/divestitures


1994

C.P.U., a New York-based consulting firm with six offices, some $16 million in annual sales and a client list that included Northern Telecom and Xerox Corporation.

1995

Spencer & Spencer Systems, Inc., a consultancy specializing in computer programming, and  California-based Business Information Technology, Inc., a five-office consulting firm with some 500 clients and $20 million in annual sales.

1996

Nine acquisitions:  Practical Business Solutions, Inc., TMG Associates, OASYS, Inc., Technology Management group, Inc., TSG Associates, Spectrum Technology Group, and the Business Systems Development division of DataFocus, Inc.

1997

KCM Computer Consulting, Inc., a consultancy dedicated to commercial- and public-sector clients.

1998

Three acquisitions: Advanced System Engineering, Computer Resources Associates, and the Summit Group, which specialized in multi-line ERP solutions and brought Ciber a proprietary supply-chain-logistics software, as well as implementation expertise for Lawson, J.D. Edwards, Oracle and BAAN.

1999

Digital Software Corp and the Isadore Group, which became the roots of Ciber’s PeopleSoft Higher Education practice.

2001

ARIS, a firm that brought in a team of Oracle and Microsoft experts, and Metamor, a company with a long history of public-sector expertise.

2002

Decisions Consultants, Inc., a leading professional services firm with approximately $100 million in annual revenue.

2003

Five acquisitions: SCB Computer technology, a professional services firm serving government agencies; AlphaNet, which added critical mass to Ciber’s secure Network Operating Center (NOC) and 24/7 system monitoring business; FullTilt, an addition that doubled Ciber’s Philadelphia and Pittsburgh operations, and two companies in the U.K. – Ecsoft and Ascent Technology,  which substantially expanded Ciber’s European footprint.

2005

Novasoft, a top integrator for the retail industry and Knowledge Systems, a Bangalore, India-based firm specializing in customer application development.

2008

Iteamic Private Limited of Bangalore, India (2008) to further increase operations in the country.

2009

Canon Technology Solutions, Inc. (2009), which allowed Ciber to expand its IT Outsourcing division.

2010

Segmenta A/S (2010), a Denmark-based SAP consulting company that further strengthened Ciber’s European presence.

2011

Ciber sold its Federal division and related assets to CRGT Inc., to narrow its focus and concentrate resources on core offerings and market segments.