IDS Systems is a Canadian-based IT infrastructure consulting company founded in 1995. Our operations are based on a combination of services and products focused on Information Management and data centre IT infrastructure, with unique and highly specialized programs to address specific technology challenges relevant to today’s market demands.

IDS provides high calibre, cost effective technology solutions and consulting services intended for the enterprise, mid-size and small business sectors. We maintain a focus on core technology infrastructure disciplines including:

  • Cloud System Integration
  • Storage
  • Networking
  • Backup & Recovery
  • Platform Virtualization
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuance
  • Information Lifecycle
  • Information Securtity
  • Messaging
  • Network security
  • Corporate Knowledge Management
  • Other related technologies

Our services span various sectors including the commercial sector, publicly funded organizations and the Federal Government. Our team of skilled senior technology experts is listed below. In addition, we offer highly experienced Systems Engineers and Technology Analysts whose specialized knowledge enable us to provide unparalleled service to our clients.

Randy Peckham, Founder and Senior Technology Architect

Mr. Peckham is a seasoned Information Technology consultant with more than 20 years of experience facilitating mission critical IT operations. He possesses a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems with a concentration in Systems and has worked at the technical, managerial and executive levels, enabling him to offer clients a solid understanding of various complex technologies. His combined knowledge of theoretical and practical technology strategy and capabilities make him a strategic asset to any organization. Mr. Peckham has expertise in several areas including:

  • Process and systems analysis
  • Systems and process conceptualization
  • Storage and network architecture and design
  • Virtualization of storage and platform architectures
  • Data communications infrastructures
  • Federal procurement strategies and tendering processes
  • Systems and project design
  • Hardware and software maintenance and support planning
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Risk assessments
  • Strategic technology planning and assessments

Adam Crain, Senior Technical Architect

Mr. Crain is a Senior Technical Architect, specializing in network infrastructures. He has more than twelve years of experience working in leading technologies and network systems design and implementation. He has significant experience in the SMB technology sector and has extensive exposure to healthcare and education verticals. He has excellent interpersonal skills and his eagerness to share his knowledge with clients make him a valued resource in any network and systems consulting role.

“The goal of any technology consultant should be to match the technology needs of the client so that the net result is a tangible return on investment. Beyond this, it is our responsibility to ensure that systems and networks are managed correctly and in the process, transfer that knowledge to the client.” One of his greatest pleasures is to introduce new technology to a client which drastically changes the way they view IT, as a positive force with a direct impact on their daily operations.


  • WAN Design
  • Network acceleration and optimization
  • Systems Management
  • Server Virtualization
  • VoIP network configuration and optimization
  • Exchange Systems – deployment and optimization

Paul Quesnel, Senior Technical Architect


Mr. Quesnel is a senior technical architect, with more than 15 years experience in technology deployment and operations. He has worked in IT operations as a systems specialist, manager and architect, and has extensive experience in project management and IT strategy. He has worked in both small and large private sector and public organizations. With a strong focus on effective operations, process, and technology selection and implementation, Mr. Quesnel brings a unique perspective to his clients. His expertise includes:

  • IT Strategy
  • VoIP and Telecommunications
  • IT Networks
  • Datacenter Design
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Unified Communication
  • Project Management

Rick Melcer, Senior Technology Architect



Mr. Melcer is a Senior Technology Architect with more than 30 years of experience delivering technical infrastructure solutions and consulting to organizations. With a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, he has been supporting organizations through technology solutions in the commercial, public and federal sectors for his entire career. His specialties are focused in the following areas:

  • Solution consultation
  • Technology strategies
  • Business enablement through technology
  • Application design
  • Process mapping
  • Information management
  • Technology project management

Practice Specialists

Additional members of our technical services team focused on client systems delivery and support include:

Grant Rietze,
Systems Engineer


Denise Peckham,
Chief Editor


Richard LeBlanc,
Senior Systems Engineer


IMG_1044Marwan Mahdi,
Systems Engineer


IMG_0750Tyler Provick,
Systems Engineer