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Summit Selects GuideIT as Trusted Advisor for Technology Services

Plano, TX – July 11, 2017 – GuideIT, a market leader in redefining the delivery of information technology services, and Summit, a privately held, national financial services firm, today announced a multi-year technology managed services relationship.

Through GuideIT Managed Services and GITSecure, Summit and Summit Consolidated Group companies will attain a secure, redundant and cost-effective technology infrastructure, enhanced applications, and IT leadership that support its business and growth strategy. Services provided by GuideIT include: infrastructure support, service desk, service management, cyber security, applications development and management, IT strategy and oversight, applications migration, end-user support, EDI, data lifecycle management, and business continuity services.

“As our business continues to grow and diversify, bringing in the expertise and resources necessary to enable our business strategy is a priority,” said Dale Young, Chairman and CEO of Summit. “Focusing on our desired business outcomes, GuideIT provided a cost-effective, scalable and secure path to achieving our technology vision. I’m excited about our future together.”

“We are delighted for the opportunity to assist Summit as they continue to grow and diversify,” said Chuck Lyles, CEO of GuideIT. “At GuideIT, our focus is on how technology can enable an organization’s business strategy and targeted outcomes.  It is exciting to see the linkage between our services and Summit’s continued success.”

GuideIT solutions for small-to-midsize businesses bring enterprise-class technology solutions to a broad set of organizations in an affordable, scalable and easy-to-access manner.  GuideIT has scaled its infrastructure, cybersecurity, applications and digital technologies so that smaller organizations may benefit from the business-transforming technologies typically only accessible to larger organizations.

About Summit

Summit, a subsidiary of Summit Consolidated Group, is a privately held, full-service financial services and executive consultation company with offices and affiliated partners coast to coast. Since 1988, Summit’s valued associates and far-reaching brokerage network have served more than 2,000 companies, organizations and individuals nationwide. Headquartered in Dallas, Summit’s national network of associates provides exceptional insights into every aspect of employee benefits management, risk management, wealth management, and retirement planning. Learn more at

About GuideIT

While technology is critical for every business, it’s also complex and ever changing, often making it difficult to manage.  Because of this complexity, many business leaders find themselves in need of advisors they can trust… people who can guide them through getting the most out of technology, relative to their business priorities and the results they seek. That’s why people put their trust in us.

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