Advance Computer Services was founded in 1976 by Mr. S.J. Patel, who had previously worked as a senior mainframe programmer for General Motor’s (Fleetwood Division) in Detroit, Michigan. Upon his retirement from GM, Mr. Patel pioneered global information technology by being one of the first to bring IBM Mainframe (1401) and IBM AS/400 technology from the US to India. Advance Computer Services, with 200 plus employees became a major service provider in India, as a data processing consulting company and then as a mainframe maintenance provider to the top 50 companies in India.  In 1992, Mr. Patel incorporated ACS International Resources in Newark, Delaware, to provide cost-effective staff augmentation and IT consulting services to US businesses both large and small.