Your New I.T. Services and Security Resource
Information technology experts bring big business solutions to Colorado’s local construction industry
While the concepts of “passion’ and ‘information security” are not usually thought to go hand and hand, business partners Seth Kilander and Nick Hemmert beg to differ. The principals of SOLVED.ONE (pronounced solved dot one), a company formed from merging the skill sets of these two enterprise information technology (I.T.) services and security veterans, have a clear objective: to bring their big business expertise to small and medium-sized local area businesses.
Seth and Nick bring over 35 years of experience to their newly formed company. Longtime friends and associates, both have owned and managed successful tech ventures and are looking to provide simplistic yet advanced solutions for the rapidly growing Colorado construction industry.
Seth started working in I.T. as a consultant for oil & gas companies throughout North America. In that role, he spearheaded very sensitive projects involving leading edge technologies where the highest levels of computer security and legal obligations were required. For over a decade, Nick has been offering a full range of I.T. and business planning services for medium-sized firms, from the early stages of laying the first brick to the later stages of adding new locations—primarily for the medical and retail markets.
Seeking to downsize their own ventures to be closer to home with their growing families, the merger was a natural fit, as they take their skill sets usually reserved for big business and scale them down to serve small business interests with high-impact I.T. solutions.
As Seth explains, “We want to bring our knowledge and expertise to simplify and secure small businesses’ infrastructure in the region, especially construction, which is right in the middle of the growth gap.” The two are now enthusiastically bringing those skills to a grassroots level.
Services for Every Occasion
As for services, there’s practically nothing they can’t do, quite simply because there’s practically nothing they haven’t done over the last decade. The key to getting to the basic (and individualized) solutions for each client is asking a number of questions in order to assess needs and priorities. Nick shares some of those basic questions: “Are you properly managing and securing your data? How are you staying connected to your resources and assets? Are you as efficient as you can be? Where are you throwing away money or time?”
With a little bit of investment and their expertise with larger systems, SOLVED.ONE can scale it down and bring construction firms and other businesses large solutions for even the small projects.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
The SOLVED.ONE leadership team acknowledges that oftentimes, customers don’t necessarily know what their vulnerabilities are or what they need. Maybe the company had some security issue, or the computer where they’re storing all their project information broke down and years of critical data was lost. Or, perhaps, they’re adding employees and don’t know what type of infrastructure they’ll need today, let alone in the coming months to years. That’s where SOLVED.ONE comes in—to identify and assess the problems and provide insight into what customers have and what they need to operate their businesses effectively.
With a focus on streamlining business operations, the co-owners say that an assessment is often a matter of having a conversation with a client to discover what their current infrastructure looks like and identify the holes. For example, if a client has projects all over the country, one challenge to solve is to ensure seamless communication. They’ll also look at aspects as diverse as business operations tools or processes to protect sensitive data, such as proprietary project information, passwords and contact information.
Healing Growing Pains
Seth says, “Growth pains are a big issue for the construction industry right now; companies can fall behind. What we’re offering are ways to mitigate liabilities—project risk, legal risk, financial risk. We feel strongly that companies need to invest in I.T. in order to protect themselves. If you take a hit on a project, if you put your customer’s sensitive data at risk by not properly securing it, you may damage the relationships and valued trust.”
Ultimately, their goal is to provide more than just the technology tools companies need. They are looking to create relationships and help their clients build a plan for today that evolves into a plan for tomorrow. They are not only your best source for I.T. strategy and solutions, but are also partners in your business at the highest level.
For a quick assessment of your business’s technological health, visit www.solved.one/growth for an introductory questionnaire.