One of the driving forces at Lighthouse IT Solutions has always been community. It's what gets me out of bed in the morning. We love community in all of its forms - whether we are reviewing our vendors or our clients. However, one of the areas that we believe we have lacked as a provider is a community that represents our industry.
Unfortunately, all too often, it is hard to not get caught up in competition with our peers, making it difficult to find a place that allows us to have community with those in our industry. That competitive spirit can be a wedge between great opportunities. Well we are excited to announce that through this self-awareness, we have sought to fix this gap and found such an opportunity that will positively impact our clients.
So, it is my personal pleasure to announce that Lighthouse IT Solutions has joined the ASCII Group community. The ASCII Group is a collection of IT companies working together to better the industry and raise the bar, so to speak. This not only helps us here at Lighthouse to be better, but it allows us to offer more to our clients.
For instance, our affiliation with ASCII enables us to work with a network of partners that can be matched to our style of work and preference, meaning that we can ideally offer national services to our clients! There are also collective buying agreements to help reduce our purchasing costs, which in turn means better pricing for select items, as well as the ability to leverage the network for their experiences with various niche products and vendors.
All in all, beyond those client-centric benefits, the ASCII Group offers more for our back-office support, including training and advocacy. We are really excited to see what the future holds for us (and you). With the ever-changing world we are experiencing, changes like this help Lighthouse IT better support your company, helping you grow in-turn.