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By Anna Marie Kukec | Daily Herald Columnist
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Published: 6/4/2010 12:01 AM

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Des Plaines-based Decision Systems Plus Inc., which offers computer, security and telephone infrastructure to companies, aims to hire more people this year and expand its offerings.

Since its founding about 25 years ago, Decision Systems ( has grown to about 20 workers and offers everything around and over the software that keeps desktops, the Internet, cloud computing and other electronic services running. The company also sells phone systems to companies, which are then managed, stored and maintained off site.

"We do the entire picture, or just some pieces," said CEO Randy Wear.

Wear started the company in 1985 in his Park Ridge home. He had no staff or clients. "It was character building," he said.

The company soon hired its first workers and moved to a variety of offices in Des Plaines and Rosemont and then back to Des Plaines, now with a long-term lease.

The company has garnered about 1,000 clients, including Buona Beef and Azteca Foods. Wear said he added some staff last year, but he's looking to hire about 10 more people this year, especially in customer service and other areas. It's all geared toward ensuring his business customers have a reliable and complete resource with his company.

"We want to make it all work for them," Wear said.

Surfing: Motorola Inc.'s co-CEO Sanjay Jha is expected to talk about convergence during his keynote speech Wednesday at the Executives' Club of Chicago luncheon. The luncheon is preceded by the club's Technology Conference, all at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Chicago.

• The merger of Chicago-based AIM Consulting Group ( and Bellevue, Wash.-based Sage IT Services was completed this week and the new company now uses the AIM name. AIM had about 155 employees and Sage had about 85 employees. The combined organization is anticipating growth over the next year and is hiring in its sales, information technology, finance, human resource and administrative areas.

• The National Basketball Association said it has launched a series of new social media activation for The Finals including the on Facebook, special venues for "The Finals" on social networking platforms Foursquare and Gowalla, and fan interaction with NBA players through SayNow.

• Chicago-based mResource ( has launched a text messaging technology that allows a job candidate to instantly begin the application process using any mobile device. Recruiters can see the inflow of candidates with the real-time reporting dashboard while the candidate data can be captured and integrated into any applicant tracking system.

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