IDE was incorporated in 1996 by co-founders David Murray and Phil Carrillo as a small highly focused supplier of technology enabled business services.

IDE's founders spent many years working in the high profile computer consulting industry and became disenchanted with the poor value that clients were receiving for their investment. They strongly felt high value at reasonable costs could be provided with a methodology based on small teams operating in an evolutionary mode. This approach was not compatible with many consulting companies who are more interested in maximizing their billable hours than in maximizing the value delivered to clients. Hence, IDE was born.

For more than 20 years, IDE has applied their ideas and methodologies to deliver successful projects to small organizations as well as Fortune 500 clients.

With its head office in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, IDE enlists systems and consulting talent from all over North America. IDE works with a select group of clients to supply specialized services that are not available or would be prohibitively expensive from larger consulting companies.