Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters

Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters

Note 1 - Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters


Headquartered in Melville, NY, Data Storage Corporation (“DSC” or the “Company”) offers its solutions and services to businesses within the healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government sectors. The Company focuses on business continuity solutions, cloud solutions and compliance services. DSC provides a Hybrid Cloud, Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service and Email Archival and Compliance Solutions. Over 35% of our revenue is derived from equipment sales for cyber security, storage and managed service solutions. Our mission: Protecting our client’s data, ensuring business continuity, assisting in their compliance requirements and providing better control over their digital information.


DSC maintains equipment for cloud storage and cloud computing in our data centers in New York State and Massachusetts DSC delivers its solutions over highly reliable, redundant and secure fiber optic networks with separate and diverse routes to the Internet. DSC’s network and geographical diversity is important to clients seeking storage hosting and disaster recovery solutions, ensuring protection of data and continuity of business in the case of a network interruption.


Going Concern Analysis


The Company had a net loss available to common shareholders of $298,620 and $1,031,788 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. As of December 31, 2017, we had cash of $105,139 and a working capital deficiency of $2,951,388. As a result, these conditions raised substantial doubt regarding our ability to continue as a going concern. During the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company generated cash from operations of $478,679. The continued revenue growth coupled with improved gross margins and control of expenses leads management to conclude that it is probable that the Company’s cash resources will be sufficient to meet our cash requirements through the first quarter of fiscal year ended December 31, 2019. If necessary, management also determined that it is possible that related party sources of debt financing could be obtained based on management’s history of being able to raise and refinance debt through related parties. As a result of both management’s plans and current favorable trends in improving cash flow, the Company concluded that the initial conditions which raised substantial doubt regarding the ability to continue as a going concern have been alleviated. Therefore, the accompanying consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.


The consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects on the recoverability and classification of assets or the amounts and classification of liabilities that may result from the matters discussed herein. While we believe in the viability of management’s strategy to generate sufficient revenue, control costs and the ability to raise additional funds if necessary, there can be no assurances to that effect. The Company’s ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon the ability to further implement the business plan, generate sufficient revenues and to control operating expenses.