About

Founded in 1993, RIATA Technologies® has been serving Austin and San Antonio providing information technology consulting and hardware procurement services. Our expert network consultants and competitive prices have been the hallmark of our company.

The company was originally founded as a computer backup service company, BackUp-BackUp, Inc., by today’s CEO Tommy Wald in the front bedroom of his house. That was back when 40MB hard drives were just coming into market and many people were trying to back up their hard drives (if ever) with floppy disks. The small company quickly established a loyal customer base and expanded their services.

Since then, NETFORCE was recognized for various achievements including:

  • Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Austin published by the Austin Business Journal ranking at #4 in 1998 and #5 in 1999.
  • Inc. 500 list of fastest growing privately held companies in 1999 and 2000.

As growth continued, NETFORCE established a branch office in San Antonio in August 2000. This sister company was established as RIATA Technologies and began to enjoy the same success as its Austin counterpart. This location was eventually closed in 2003 after the technology crash in 2001.

On September 1, 2001 the two companies; NETFORCE and RIATA unified their brand name under RIATA Technologies and revealed a new logo which is still in use today.

After the dot-com bust and technology crash, RIATA was forced to change their business model and focus on a way to deliver IT services very different from the traditional computer reseller model it had adopted over the years. This evolution led to the development of a recurring services model that is now commonly referred to today as Managed Services.

As a Managed Services Provider (MSP), RIATA has developed a robust service offering that includes help desk, remote network monitoring and management and on-site technology consulting. With over 3,000 devices, workstations and servers under management in Central Texas, RIATA has emerged as the leader in providing Managed Services.

RIATA was recently recognized as an MSPmentor 100* company that ranks the country’s most progressive Managed Service Providers. The company also consistently enjoys being listed as one of the Top Network Integrators in Austin as ranked by the Austin Business Journal.

Now, 15 years later, Mr. Wald and Mr. Williams are still actively involved in the business and lead the company. Their commitment to their customers and employees is still evident throughout the organization.