The company started its business by supplying computer hardware and providing service support.
The staff of the company was made up of only 15 people, including its founders. These people were truly inspired, and it is mainly due to their contribution that Step Logic has become the large and successful company it is today.
1993 – 1995
Step Logic introduced Russia to the world-renowned company ASUS, becoming its first and for some time only distributor in our country.
In 1993, the company moved to an office in Bolshoy Matrossky Pereulok.
Another serious step: Step Logic designed and implemented its first network solution, - the construction of local networks for the COMSTAR-United Telesystems company.
Meanwhile Step kept on growing and in 1995 it moved to an office located in Komsomolsky Prospekt near Frunzenskaya subway station.
1996 – 1997
Step Logic was officially registered on June 5, 1996. The leaders of the company are Yuri Kantarovskiy (Copmany President), Alexander Martynov (Vice President of Technical Affairs), Yevgeny Yuditskiy (Vice President of Commercial Affairs), Andrei Kudryavtsev (Director General).
In 1996 Step Logic concluded a contract for service support of the IT infrastructure of the Government of the Russian Federation. It was the first fibre-optic network in a public administration organization, and it included more than 1,500 workstations, 30 powerful servers and various telecommunications equipment. This is how the company earned a good reputation in the public sector.
In 1997, Step Logic became the largest supplier and integrator of the 3Com company in Russia. In the same year, the company began to collaborate with Cisco Systems, which largely determined its further success.
2002 – 2004
Step Logic developed a major project on the creation of a city-wide telecommunications network in Dubna, a town in the Moscow District with more than 60,000 inhabitants.
In 2002, Step Logic celebrated his 10th anniversary. The company was congratulated by over 200 of its business partners.
In 2003, Step Logic became the first company in Eastern Europe to receive a prestigious international award from Cisco Systems: "Global Customer Satisfaction - Premier Partner of the Year".
On the 1st of October 2003, the Step Logic service center began working in a 24-hour mode.
2005 – 2006
The company's office moved to Polkovaya Street, to a new spacious office. Now the company occupies four floors.
Step Logic won the tender for the construction of a new generation multiservice network for Tattelecom OJSC.
Another important development in 2005 was the work with Svyazinvest OJSC and the beginning of the introduction of OSS in its macro-regional branch, the North West Telecom Company (NWT).
2006 was the year when the company began its active cooperation with VimpelCom OJSC and started a project on the construction of a federal transportation network. The network covers the Moscow District, the North-West, the Central, the Ural, the Southern (including the North Caucasus) and the Volga Regions.
2007 – 2009
Step Logic made partner with as many as six world-famous manufacturers: Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, American Power Conversion, Avaya, Nortel Networks and VMware. Also in 2007, our company proved its competence and highly professional level in the area of information security by satisfying all the requirements and obtaining Cisco Master Security status. Step Logic became the first partner in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) to receive this specialization.
On August 08, 2007, the company registered its Kazan branch. On 28 March 2008, a subsidiary in Yerevan (Armenia) was opened. This has strengthened the position of Step Logic in the market of network and system integration of the CIS.
In 2008, Step Logic announced the completion of the large-scale project of building the first phase of a high-speed data transmission network based on 4G technology for Skartel LLC (Yota brand). In addition, the company was granted the status of the silver partner of Symantec and won a tender for the construction of the National Transport Network for GNC-Alfa, an Armenian operator .
2010 – 2011
The company's regional development continues: In April 2010, a subsidiary opened in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
The most striking event of the year was the 2010 Winter Olympics (in Vancouver). Step Logic built the technological infrastructure of the Sochi-2014 Russian Home project, the only official platform of the Russian delegation at the Vancouver Olympics. Sochi-2014 Russian Home was the largest Russian mission throughout the history of the Olympic Games.
In 2011, the project of the extension of the pipeline network of the Caspian Pipeline Consortium in the territory of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan was launched, becoming one of the most complicated, extensive and complex projects in the company's history. The first stage is now close to completion.
In 2012, Step Logic started its integration with the Systematica Group of Companies OJSC (SGC). SGC is one of the leading Russian IT holdings and provides a full range of information technology services. A part of the National Computer Corporation (NCC), SGC is No. 1 in the Russian IT market. GCS was founded in 2007 and combines the following companies: Systematica Consulting, Landata, RST-Invent, Sciener, Systematica, Step Logic, TOPS Consulting, TopS Business Integrator, Ensys Technology, Lanmax, Head Point. The core activities of the group are IT consulting, system integration and project distribution.
As a result of the merger, Step Logic gained access to the practices and competencies of the companies of the group, including those in sectors which previously were non-core for the company, and SGC received a strong IT integrator with extensive experience in the telecommunications market. Combining technological competencies and sharing client bases of the two companies has had a synergy effect: Step Logic managed to increase the efficiency of its resource units and to offer its customers a more comprehensive range of IT services.
The merging process was completed in January 2015.
One of the most fabulous moments of 2013 was the XXVII World Summer Universiade, which took place in Kazan from July, 6 to July, 17. Step Logic made a significant contribution to the safety at the Summer Games sports facilities:
- The creation of a systemic project of the use of information and telecommunication technologies in the preparation and holding of the XXVII World Summer Universiade-2013 in Kazan;
- The design of video surveillance systems at 58 sports and infrastructure facilities of the Universiade.
- Installation of the designed systems at the sites;
- The introduction of smart video analysis system on 1000 streams;
- Support service for video surveillance systems in 24/7 mode
The specialists of Step Logic implemented a number of major projects for VimpelCom: a 100G network was deployed and upgraded, and a project on the replacement of outdated equipment of Cisco Systems at VimpelCom IP network was performed in 134 cities and towns of Russia.
In the DSS area, one of the key projects of the year was the delivery of hardware and software for SAP as a part of the development of data processing center in Russia. This project became possible due to the successful long-term cooperation between Step Logic and Dimension Data.
Two crucial projects were launched in the Systematica Group of Companies: the design and the establishment of the data processing center for the NTV telecenter, as well as the implementation of the set of works on the establishment of the National Defence Center of the Russian Federation for the RF Ministry of Defense.
The largest and the most successful project of the year, from the commercial point of view, was the conclusion of the general agreement with Sberbank of Russia JSC for the supply of equipment and services to Cisco Systems.
The year began with moving to Comcity, a new business center. Step Logic was the first company of the Group to move to the new premises on January 26. Since May 2015, all the Moscow divisions of Systematica Group of Companies and NNC have been working together in a new modern office. Comcity also houses the offices of other large IT companies.
In the spring of 2015, Step Logic was awarded the Cisco Architectural Excellence Enterprise Networks Partner of the year in the EMEAR region at the annual Cisco Partner Summit in Montreal, Canada. The main criteria for winner selection were the innovative methods of Cisco equipment integration, successful integrated networking solutions and strategic business development programs that are target-oriented and striving for new formats.
Step Logic participated in the project of the development of Moscow Migration Center (MMC), the largest one in Russia. As a part of the project, Step Logic provided the design and the architecture of all the necessary systems in MMC buildings: integrated engineering infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, uninterrupted power supply systems, specialized software. The new, state-of-the-art MMC was highly appreciated by Sergei Sobyanin, the mayor of Moscow.
At the end of 2015, Step Logic was recognized as the best Cisco service partner in the growing markets of Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In May 2016, the Kazan branch of Step Logic demonstrated some innovative systems for efficient urban management (unified automated "City Communications Registration System" and the integrated platform of "Situational Video Monitoring System") at the meeting of the Executive Office of the global organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), attended by more than 200 participants from 97 cities.
In June 2016, Step Logic was audited in order to confirm the Cisco Gold Certified Partner and Master Security Specialization status. Since 2004, Step Logic has regularly confirmed the status of the Cisco Systems Gold partner. Cisco Master Security is one of the most complicated and the least common specializations: at the moment, only two companies in Russia have it.