There are times when Horizons is asked to assist in Application Development within a client’s environment. Although we don’t staff a large number of application developers to augment a client’s staff, we have Architect level application developers that can assist from Application architecture and design through development execution.
Horizons has experts to assist enterprise clients in utilizing Microsoft Azure’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Additionally Horizons can assist our clients in deploying a hybrid system combining Cloud Services in conjunction with their on-premises data centers.
Horizons Consulting works with customers requiring assistance with Cloud Security. This effort focuses on delivering a plan for Cloud Security mapped to your Microsoft technologies through a discovery and assessment engagement. Horizons offers a Cloud Security Assessment that will help you determine where you are and what you need to do to strengthen cloud security initiatives. We work with your team to analyze your existing environment and leverage your Microsoft technology to develop an executable plan.
Horizons works with your team to understand the viability, cost, technical requirements, and value of moving your SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure. Our assessment will help you determine where you are, the value/cost of SAP on Azure, and what you need to do to move SAP workloads to Microsoft Azure. We work with your team to analyze your existing environment and develop an executable plan.
We are one of the leading partners for Microsoft Office 365, offering our clients a comprehensive migration path to Exchange, SharePoint, and Skype for Business online services. With our technical expertise, superior customer service, and close relationship with Microsoft, Horizons’ discovery and planning is instrumental in migrating many large customer from in-house systems to Office 365. With Office 365 Microsoft-hosted online applications, plus expert installation and configuration from Horizons Consulting, you can reduce costs, increase storage, and enable your IT staff to focus on other business initiatives.
Our history was built around our specialization in messaging and collaboration systems, migration planning, infrastructure consulting and architecture design for medium- to large-sized enterprises. Customers rely on Horizons especially for rapid deployment, complex design environments, server consolidation, upgrades, high availability, disaster recovery, operations, and compliance. Our Exchanged-focused Microsoft Certified Architects, Masters and IT Professionals are also experts in 3rd party software and merger/acquisition type migrations (including GCC High and DOD), with installations in over 70 cities and 25 countries.
Horizons also specializes in Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams within enterprises. Whether it’s Cloud PBX, PSTN Conferencing, PSTN Calling, Skype Meeting Broadcast services, or on-premises Skype for Business deployments, Horizons can assist with deployments within your environment. From discovery, planning, ROI audit, and rapid deployment, we help companies significantly reduce technology expenses by assisting them to implement a Microsoft Skype for Business unified communications platform.
At Horizons Consulting we focus on providing timely and comprehensive implementation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server technology to help you find and share the information you need to drive your business, from files and applications, to Web sites and online discussions, in one easy-to-find location. We can speed the setup of your SharePoint platform, enabling electronic filing, and team collaboration to help you save money and increase productivity.
Within its Cloud Security practice Horizons has found a need to master the technologies around Enterprise Mobility Suite from Microsoft. This focus area allows Horizons to provide Design, Configuration, and Deployment services for clients around this suite of tools to assist with Mobile device management and security within an enterprise.
As Horizons has extended into the Cloud Security arena, Windows 10 Desktop deployment and management has moved to the forefront of the requirements to provide security within an enterprise. With the desktop client often no longer behind a corporate firewall, this realm has become the first line of defense to securing your infrastructure. Per clients requests to assist them with this facet of the enterprise, Horizons has moved to develop the expertise to assist with Windows 10 deployments in our clients environments.
Active Directory is an integral component in all the technologies outlined above. None of these Microsoft technologies works properly without a well designed, deployed, and managed Active Directory environment within an enterprise. As this is foundational in all the technologies we assist clients with we have become experts in Microsoft Active Directory out of necessity.