Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters

Basis of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
Basis Of Presentation, Organization and Other Matters [Abstract]  
Basis of presentation, organization and other matters
Note 1 - Basis of presentation, organization and other matters
Data Storage Corporation, (“DSC” or the "Company") is the result of several consolidations and is strategically positioned to continue its consolidation strategy.  To date, DSC consummated (i) a share exchange with Euro Trend Inc. in October 2008, (ii) an asset acquisition of SafeData, LLC (“SafeData”) in June 2010, and (iii) an asset acquisition of Message Logic LLC, (“Message Logic”) in October 2012.
On October 20, 2008 we completed a share exchange agreement whereby we acquired all of the outstanding capital stock and ownership interests of DSC. In exchange we issued 13,357,143 shares of our common stock to the shareholders.  This transaction was accounted for as a reverse merger for accounting purposes. Accordingly, DSC, 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 services mostly to IBM’s mid-range equipment 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 asset purchase agreement, we paid an aggregate purchase price equal to $3,000,000. Giving effect to certain holdback and contingency clauses as defined in the asset purchase 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.  In June 2011 we made a final payment net of holdback of $482,308 and we issued the remaining balance of $150,000 in common stock.  The final settlement resulted in a gain of $176,497.
On October 31, 2012, DSC purchased the assets of Message Logic including email compliance software, all source codes to Message Logic’s email archival and data analytics software and select fixed assets.  In exchange for the assets, at closing, DSC issued 725,960 shares of common stock and assumed liabilities of $102,109.  The contingent portion of the purchase price provides for up to 769,290 additional shares of DSC common stock and $800,000.  This contingent purchase price is based upon the achievement of certain metrics at the end of the 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th months as defined in the asset purchase agreement.
The result of these acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances combined with DSC’s legacy disaster recovery and business continuity solutions positions DSC as a potential leader in business to business cloud storage and cloud computing sector specializing in email compliance Software as a Service (“SaaS”), Windows Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”) and IBM iSeries Platform as a Service (“PaaS”).  DSC will continue to provide our solutions and continue our planned industry consolidations.
Headquartered in Garden City, N.Y., DSC offers its solutions and services to businesses within the healthcare, banking and finance, distribution services, manufacturing, construction, education, and government industries.
DSC derives revenues from long term subscription services and professional services related to implementation of subscription services that provide businesses in the education, government and healthcare industries protection of critical computerized data. In 2009 revenues consisted primarily of offsite data backup, de-duplication, continuous data protection, Cloud Disaster Recovery solutions and Electronic Medical Records, protecting information for our clients. In 2010 we expanded our solutions based on the asset acquisition of SafeData. In 2012 we continued to assimilate organizations, expanded our technology as well as technical group and positioned the new organization for growth.  In October 2012 we purchased the software and assets of Message Logic. DSC has equipment for cloud storage and cloud computing in our data centers in Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. We deliver our solutions over highly reliable, redundant and secure fiber optic networks with separate and diverse routes to the Internet. The 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.
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 (“GAAP”) 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 three months ended March 31, 2013 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, 2012. The condensed balance sheet at December 31, 2012 was derived from audited financial statements but does not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
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 three months ended March 31, 2013, DSC has generated revenues of $1,176,178 but has incurred a net loss of $304,093. 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 Mr. Charles M. Piluso, the Company’s  Chief Executive Officer and largest shareholder since inception as well as several Directors.  It is the intention of Mr. Piluso to continue to fund Company on an as needed basis.