About Us

Serving Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri for over fifty years.

CDS Office Technologies is a full-line office technology reseller and solution provider, representing all of the major manufacturers for Information Technology, communications, Copiers/Printers/Multifunction Devices, Video Surveillance, Public Safety and High-Definition Video Conferencing.

Our in-the-field sales and service representatives can help you work through your technology issues and our customer support team is second to none. We have contract based Managed Technology and Print Management Services to provide for all your office technology support needs. 

CDS is here, when you need us, where you need us – for all your office technology needs and services.

The Story of CDS Office Technologies

For over five decades, CDS Office Technologies has been delivering solutions for the office environment. Our founder, Jerome “Jay” Watson, started CDS in 1971, selling copier duplicator services and has since expanded the business into a full line of office technology product offerings and professional services.

Mark Watson (left; President) and Jay Watson (founder & CEO)
Mark Watson (left; President) and Jay Watson (founder & CEO)

Together, Mark and Jay Watson have grown CDS to become one of the Midwest’s largest privately-owned companies, with offices in seven locations throughout Illinois, as well as offices in Iowa and Missouri. Our dedicated team of specialists take pride in offering our customers a complete solution to their office needs.


Information Technology Solutions

  • Networking Products
  • Network Security/Intrusion Prevention
  • Data Storage Products
  • Servers
  • Desktop/Laptop/Tablets
  • Printers/MFP Devices
  • Cloud Data Storage

Professional Services (Consulting, Implementation & Support)

  • Information Technology
  • Managed Technology Services
  • Communications
  • Cloud Data Storage
  • Print/Copy
  • Video Surveillance/Conferencing
  • Public Safety

Office Supplies

  • Office Furniture
  • Cleaning & Break Room Items
  • Computer Accessories
  • Ink & Toner

Fully Integrated Communication Systems – Design/Implementation Services

  • IP Telephony Systems
  • Hybrid Telephony Systems
  • Unified Communications
  • Contact Center/Recording Solutions
  • Wireless

Print/Copy Solutions & Document Management

  • Print Management
  • Copiers/Printers/Multifunction Printers (MFP)
  • Scanning/Retrieval (Digital File Cabinet)

Public Safety Mobile/Fixed Video Surveillance/Conferencing

  • Mobile Video Surveillance (In-car Law Enforcement Video Systems)
  • Video Surveillance/Security Systems
  • High Definition Video Conferencing Systems

Government Contracts

  • State of Illinois
  • Illinois Wireless Information Network (IWIN)
  • MCD/Mobile Video
  • Laptop/Desktop Computers
  • Mobile Print Solutions