How it Began
The year was 1997. Cell phones were just becoming more commonplace. And Brooke Frank, who was selling computers and phones, could see the potential of delivering computing power via a vast network of distributed devices, platforms, and infrastructure. He had a sense that putting a world of information at people’s fingertips would dramatically change the way work gets done. So, with that vision in mind, he started Distributed Computing, Inc. (DCi).
Brooke’s intuition proved right. For years, DCi experienced steady growth as an Avaya Business Partner and carrier reseller. Sensing even more changes in the marketplace, in 2014, the company launched its own hosted voice platform and created the first of the Ten4 brands, Ten4pbx.
Five years later the Ten4 brand was at the forefront of an ever-expanding portfolio of services. This led to exponential company growth, that included the acquisition of OpDecision (a company that manages and finds ways to reduce corporate wireless costs) in early 2019.
As 2020 approached, it was time to unify these brands and acknowledge the company we had become. So, we changed our name to Ten4.
Why Ten4? Roger that! 10-4 is one of the so-called ten codes of radio communications meaning “understood” or “message received.”
We understand the challenges of managing wired and wireless voice and data networks. And while our new name is a nod to our telecom background, it means much more to us: We hear you and we are here to help.