When IT triumphs, business triumphs. Learn how adopting a world-class IT strategy can help your local SMB succeed.

ThrottleNet proudly operates on a system of principles that delivers world class IT services and support for your local business. “World class IT” might sound like a vague term, but it actually refers to a well-defined framework outlined by author Peter A. High in his 2009 IT management book, “World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs”.

Here are the five main principles of World Class IT and how ThrottleNet delivers these benefits to small and medium-sized businesses right here in St. Louis.


#1 People and IT Expertise

“People form the foundation of an organization. Without the right people doing the right jobs at the right time, it is difficult to achieve excellent performance.”

With the brainpower we have in place, you can be sure your technology matches your business goals. At ThrottleNet we are committed to recruiting, training and continually educating world class employees in every sense of the word. Just as you are the expert in your business, we are experts in ours. Our specialists in Managed Network, IT Support, Security, and business IT consulting are not only gifted in their respective fields, but they are creative problem solvers with exceptional attention for details others overlook. Seriously, this is an impressive team of IT leaders.


#2 Infrastructure –

“Infrastructure distinguishes between a reactive organization and a proactive one. If software, hardware, networks, and so on are not performing consistently, the IT organization will become lodged in reactive mode. If the infrastructure works reliably, then a greater percentage of the organization can think about the future.”

Better IT does not always mean more technology. It means having the right technology and managing it properly. Instead of installing technology just for technology’s sake, ThrottleNet takes a strategic approach to your IT. Strategic IT solutions don’t have to be complex; they just have to be customized to meet the specific IT needs of your business.

We start with an objective assessment of your infrastructure and make qualified recommendations to meet your business requirement objectives. We evaluate each network, storage, and computing solution’s ability to help your business streamline processes, keep data secure, and be more profitable. Whether you choose to have your technology infrastructure locally maintained or operate through a cloud service, we will walk every step with you along the way to see your business technology implementation succeed.

In short, our business is helping your business.


#3 Project Management & Portfolio Experience

“Through Project and portfolio management new capabilities can emerge within the company. It is important to ensure that the portfolio collectively supports the goals of the business and that projects are delivered on time and on budget.”

ThrottleNet has been succeeding alongside our clients for going on twenty years. Nearly two decades of experience adds up to much more than fun stories to tell around the campfire. We have learned a lot about project management and what it takes to run a long-term IT strategy that drives success for small and mid-sized companies.

We’ve even developed some areas of deep vertical expertise, including the Financial, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Legal and Not-for-Profit industries. These aren’t the only types of companies we serve (not by a long shot), but through working with many clients in these industries over the years we have gained an in-depth knowledge of their common needs, regulatory environments, end users, business structure and culture, and velocity of change.

Our ability to align technology with your business needs isn’t just a promise; it’s backed by client success stories, awards and our partnerships with the top hardware and business application providers.


#4 Partnerships, Collaboration and Compliance –

“IT and business partnerships are vital. It is the IT executive’s role to ensure that different groups within IT function as a team, communicating efficiently and effectively. It is equally important that IT develop partnering relationships with executive management, lines of business and key business functions to ensure ownership of and success for IT initiatives.”

Speaking of partnerships, we understand that strategic alliances are intended to achieve greater impact than any organization can achieve on its own. Whatever your industry, we have technology partnerships in place to assist in planning, procurement, implementation and the continuous improvement of your IT solutions. Our hardware, software, and security solution partners are vetted extensively to meet our strict set of standards, as is our commitment to compliance for the following regulations:

  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
  • SEC Requirements
  • Governance, Risk Management & Compliance (GRC)
  • The Health Portability and Accounting Act (HIPAA)

#5 Your Success Is Our Business –

“External partnerships are important as outsourcing becomes more common. By contributing to the discussion about business strategy, IT is in a strong position to determine which aspects of IT are best handled by external partners. Further, IT must be adept at managing those relationships to be sure the company gains the expected value from its outsourcing activity.”

As a successful company, you use a variety of professional services and trust they will provide reliable, cost effective solutions. Our goal as your external, outsourced IT partner is to provide you with a fully resourced, full-time IT department to keep your network running and protect against data loss, so you can focus on what you do best – running your business. Our services and solutions are architected to have a transformative impact to businesses through our unwavering commitment to always do the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities.


To sum it all up:

ThrottleNet provides world class IT management and security solutions tailored to the unique needs and business objectives of SMBs. Contact us to set up a free consultation and find out how we can help keep your network running smoothly and to protect it from external and internal threats so you can focus on growing your business.