Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Basis of presentation, organization and other matters

Basis of presentation, organization and other matters
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2012
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation Of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of presentation, organization and other matters
Note 1 - Basis of presentation, organization and other matters
Data Storage Corporation, (the “Company” or “DSC”) provides Hybrid Cloud solutions and services as the result of several transactions: a share exchange with Euro Trend Inc. incorporated on March 27, 2007 under the laws of the State of Nevada; Ownership of DSC incorporated in 2001; and an Asset Acquisition from SafeData LLC in 2010. On October 20, 2008 we completed a Share Exchange Agreement whereby we acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and ownership interests of Data Storage Corporation. In exchange we issued 13,357,143 shares of our common stock to the Data Storage Corporation’s shareholders, a cloud storage and SaaS organization, providing services for disaster recovery. This transaction was accounted for as a reverse merger for accounting purposes. Accordingly, Data Storage Corporation, the accounting acquirer, is regarded as the predecessor entity. On June 17, 2010 we entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with SafeData, a provider of Cloud Storage and Cloud Computing mostly to IBM’s Mid-Range Equipment users, namely, AS400 and iSeries users under which we acquired all right, title and interest in the end user customer base of SafeData and all related current and fixed assets and contracts including the transfer of all of SafeData’s current liabilities arising out of the business or the assets acquired. Pursuant to the Agreement, we paid an aggregate purchase price equal to $3,000,000. Giving effect to certain holdback and contingency clauses as defined in the agreement, we paid $1,229,952 in cash and $850,000 in shares of our common stock as well as assumption of SafeData Accounts Payable and Receivables.
The Company was incorporated in Delaware on August 29, 2001. The Company is a provider of data backup services.  The Company specializes in secure disk-to-disk data backup and restoration solutions for disaster recovery, business continuity, and regulatory compliance.
The Company is a provider of Hybrid Cloud solutions on a subscription basis in the USA and Canada and Professional Services focusing on data protection and business continuity that assist organizations in protecting their data, minimize downtime, ensure regulatory compliance and recover and restore data within their objectives.  Through our three data centers and by leveraging leading technologies, DSC delivers and supports a broad range of premium solutions for both Windows and IBM environments that assist clients save time and money, gain more control of and better access to data and enable the highest level of security for that data.
The Company derives its revenues from the sale and subscription of services and solutions that provide businesses protection of critical electronic data. The Company’s solutions include: offsite data protection and recovery services, high availability (HA) replication services, email compliance solutions for e-discovery, continuous data protection, data de-duplication, virtualized system recovery and telecom recovery services. The Company has equipment in three Technical Centers: Westbury, New York; Boston, MA and Warwick, RI.    
Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q.  Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for complete financial statements. In the opinion of management, all normal recurring adjustments considered necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations have been included. The results of operations for the six months ended June 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations for the full year. When reading the financial information contained in this Quarterly Report, reference should be made to the financial statements, schedule and notes contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
The financial statements have been prepared using accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America applicable for a going concern, which assumes that the Company will realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the ordinary course of business. For the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has generated revenues of $1,984,064 but has incurred a net loss of $1,340,449. Its ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon achieving sales growth, reduction of operation expenses and ability of the Company to obtain the necessary financing to meet its obligations and pay its liabilities arising from normal business operations when they come due, and upon profitable operations. The Company has been funded by the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and largest shareholder since inception as well as several Directors. It is the intention of Charles Piluso to continue to fund the Company on an as needed basis.