Highpoint Technology Group: Crafting Business Enabling Solutions through the Power of Microsoft Technologies
The company’s focus is built on four pillars—managed services, consulting, cloud services, and outsourcing. These four pillars incorporate customized Microsoft technologies as a key component. Ranging from their readily consumable public cloud offering to solution specific infrastructure consulting engagements, Highpoint continually strives to uncover new methods of building business-enabling solutions through the power of their Microsoft partnership.
Highpoint’s practice is a bit different than some in that they do not spend a great deal of time trying to change a customer to meet their capabilities like some managed service organizations. Nor do they accept any customer opportunity be default.
“We focus on staying true to our core values—clarity, integrity, and accountability,” asserts Guistwite. For instance, one of their customers was languishing in inefficiencies due to several failed attempts at integrating technology into their business. Highpoint addressed their concerns by migrating their “backoffice” to Office 365 and workflow-based SharePoint sites to jumpstart their ongoing operations. Highpoint also upgraded all workstations to Windows 8.1, utilizing Microsoft Security Center to keep their systems more secure. On the network side, Highpoint incorporated a new network infrastructure and instituted a complete set of business continuity practices around their upgraded Windows server platforms. Highpoint saved the customer over 30 percent in ongoing expenses.
Whoever said business isn’t personal clearly never worked as a managed service provider
In the immediate future, the company is looking to expand their GSA Schedule 70 certification as a primary contractor for Federal, State, and Local government projects. The company is also incredibly excited about its consulting efforts in support of K-12 education.