LaunchIT: Leaders in Managed IT Services

Hiram Houghton, President
Founded in 2012, LaunchIT is a spin-off of Salem Associates, a software development and IT services company. After managing Salem Associates’ services for more than a decade, Hiram Houghton purchased the service side of the Des Moines, Iowa branch and rebranded it as LaunchIT. With Des Moines as the company’s headquarters, LaunchIT also has branch offices in Plano, Texas; Mississauga, Ontario; and Chennai, India.

Twenty years has allowed the company to evolve from offering not only software integrations, migrations, and custom development but also managed IT services. LaunchIT’s managed services endeavor began organically and by popular demand with their clients outsourcing the monitoring and management of their systems to LaunchIT’s India branch.

Because of their successful background in the software development industry, LaunchIT is not a typical managed services provider. Aligning with the changing business and enterprise tech landscape, LaunchIT’s managed services go beyond the basic management and repair of PCs. Today, they manage tablets, cell phones, phone systems with VoIP, remote devices, and cloud-based software. These offerings proved to be instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic with organizations shifting to remote work environments. LaunchIT has helped clients streamline mobile device management and enabled them to manage mobile devices remotely.

LaunchIT experts are technology agnostics capable of working with any system, hardware, or software, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, AWS, Oracle, or Azure. Additionally, the company supports clients who need a helping hand with website development.

LaunchIT bridges the gap between a client’s current state and future vision by delivering IT infrastructure support and CIO services. “We act as a CIO for many of our clients by sharing trust and vision. Clients utilize our breadth of experience to build their business models towards integrating technology as required,” says Hiram Houghton, President of LaunchIT.
This enables the company to support business owners in making informed decisions and helping them take the next steps toward enhancing their IT process.

By implementing best IT practices that support client business strategies and goals, LaunchIT’s experts help organizations optimize their overall business performance. To effectively meet a client’s needs, the company begins the client engagement process with a complete evaluation of their existing IT environment and budget to better understand their vision, mission, and overall technology goals. Accordingly, its experts recommend technology changes and upgrades and deliver customized managed services while building a technology roadmap for clients. Not stopping there, LaunchIT also schedules monthly or quarterly reviews to assess client progress in their IT goals and returns on IT investment.


As technology continues to change, we also evolve and become stronger in utilizing the existing tools, while preparing ourselves to adopt the future technology and tools

Recently, LaunchIT successfully helped a Des Moines-based nonprofit with multiple facilities upgrade their technology infrastructure on a limited budget. The client had several non-standardized technologies in place and multiple technology contracts. LaunchIT reviewed all contracts and assisted with updating them so that employees would have access to the latest technology. LaunchIT experts also renegotiated several contracts to reduce the client’s spending by $700 per month.

LaunchIT continually partners with vendors and clients to track the evolving technology and changing needs. “As technology continues to change, we also evolve and become stronger in utilizing the existing tools, while preparing ourselves to adopt the future technology and tools,” concludes Houghton.

Company
LaunchIT

Headquarters
Des Moines, IA

Management
Hiram Houghton, President

Description
LaunchIT bridges the gap between a client’s current state and future vision by delivering IT infrastructure support and CIO services. By implementing best IT practices that support client business strategies and goals, LaunchIT’s experts help organizations optimize their overall business performance. Aligning with the changing business and enterprise tech landscape, LaunchIT’s managed services go beyond the basic management and repair of PCs. Today, they manage tablets, cell phones, phone systems with VoIP, remote devices, and cloud-based software. These offerings proved to be instrumental during the COVID-19 pandemic with organizations shifting to remote work environments. LaunchIT has helped clients streamline mobile device management and enabled them to manage mobile devices remotely.

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