<![CDATA[Steve Guistwite | Weebly - Blog]]>Thu, 31 Mar 2016 12:51:12 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Grilled Fruit for Dessert]]>Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:06:36 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/grilled-fruit-for-dessertPicture
Stephen (Steve) Guistwite is the president and CEO of HighPoint Technology Group, LLC, a comprehensive information technology solutions business located in Texas. In his spare time, Steve Guistwite enjoys experimenting with different foods on his grill, including desserts.

Typically, the thought of grilling conjures images of hotdogs and hamburgers. However, the grill is capable of delivering some delicious options for dessert, as well. Fruit on the barbecue is a natural choice, as its sugar caramelizes from the heat.

Almost any stone fruit will cook up beautifully on the grill, but peaches, plums, and nectarines are particularly suitable. The following directions are for simple grilled fruit, which can be adorned with vanilla ice cream, crème fraîche, or a dollop of whipped cream for a delightful ending to any meal.

1. Heat grill to high heat.
2. Cut fruit in half and remove pit.
3. Brush a thin layer of oil on the cut side of the fruit
4. Place cut side down and grill until evenly charred and warmed through, approximately three to four minutes.                             

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<![CDATA[The Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Hosting ]]>Mon, 30 Nov 2015 23:10:09 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/the-benefits-of-hybrid-cloud-hostingPicture
Highpoint Technology Group CEO Stephen “Steve” Guistwite previously led StratITsphere, a company that offers cloud computing and data center services. Under Steve Guistwite's leadership, SratITsphere had access to both physical servers in the data center and virtual servers for its cloud computing services, which is similar to how hybrid cloud hosting works.

Hybrid cloud hosting is a hosting solution in which a business will have access to both a dedicated server and a virtual cloud server. There are a number of benefits of opting for hybrid hosting, especially for businesses that experience unexpected spikes in customer traffic:

Hybrid hosting can ensure maximum IT systems performance. An overloaded dedicated server will translate to slow data processing, and if the business involves commerce of any sort, this slowdown can lead to a loss of customers. Hybrid hosting offers redundancy to ensure that the dedicated servers are less likely to be overloaded since the unexpected spikes can be handled by the cloud server.

Hybrid hosting is cost efficient. Dedicated servers can be expensive to maintain. Using a cloud-based solution in conjunction a dedicated server to keep traffic at an optimal minimum can translate to less maintenance and fewer management costs. 

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<![CDATA[Highpoint Technology Offers Full Service for Healthcare Organizations ]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 01:24:30 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/highpoint-technology-offers-full-service-for-healthcare-organizationsPicture
Stephen Guistwite now serves as president of Highpoint Technology Group, LLC, in Houston. Under Steve Guistwite's guidance, Highpoint provides a range of services for companies that prefer to outsource their information technology systems.

Steve Guistwite leverages his experience as a healthcare executive to understand that sector's IT needs. Highpoint's consultants help their clients in government, health plans, and medical firms reach the following goals:

- Enhance billing in crucial departments.
- Reduce the cost of data entry while increasing accuracy of records.
- Synchronize resources to permit transformative change to current business practices.
- Cut down on waste and fraud while supporting accurate payments.
- Innovate measures that store patient information, and share it to increase efficiency.

To achieve these and other objectives, Highpoint offers cloud-based solutions, data warehousing, help-desk operations, and wide-area networks. It also supports application and infrastructure management and business intelligence.

In addition to IT administrative details, Highpoint pays close attention to medical record security. Its systems allow complete privacy to meet HIPAA standards, to which all of its data centers strictly adhere.  

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<![CDATA[Summit 360 Program Offers Complete IT Management ]]>Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:40:06 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/summit-360-program-offers-complete-it-managementAn experienced executive, Stephen (Steve) Guistwite has served as the chief operating officer for companies such as Zebec Data Systems and StratITsphere Data Center Solutions and as the director of network solutions for Memorial Hermann Healthcare. The founder of the High Point Technology Group, Steve Guistwite continues to oversee the company's operations as president and CEO.

The High Point Technology Group, LLC, offers IT education and services through its revolutionary Summit 360 Program. Functioning as a virtual IT department, the Summit 360 Program encompasses cloud-based technologies and tools, on-site services, a remote help desk, and around-the-clock emergency response. Companies can choose to select individual services or take everything together.

Designed for organizations lacking time or finances to maintain an IT employee or department, the program helps business owners and managers understand, manage, and budget for IT requirements, allowing them to focus on managing the company rather than running the network.

For more information about how the program works, visit www.highpoint-technology.net. ]]>
<![CDATA[Panasonic's Connected Classroom]]>Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:03:10 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/panasonics-connected-classroomA leader in information technology in his career, Steve Guistwite advocates for various organizations that deal with the advancement of technology in school districts today.  As a supporter of technology, and the empowerment of students through it's use, Steve Guistwite helps sponsor efforts such as the Panasonic Connected Classroom.

The 21st-Century Classroom delivers far more than Internet access and workstations. It opens the door to truly collaborative, student-centered learning — with immediate feedback from teachers and peers — that gives students hands-on experience and creates true mastery.

Teachers gain digital tools that make distributing materials, presenting lessons and measuring performance easier and far more streamlined so they can focus on teaching instead of administration. Plus, a completely connected classroom always has the teacher’s back by providing continuous video documentation and an immediate security response at the touch of a button.

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<![CDATA[Planting Your Own Fruit Tree ]]>Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:23:19 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/planting-your-own-fruit-treeSteve Guistwite has served as the chief operating officer of StratITsphere in Katy, Texas, since 2013. When he is not providing the company with strategic direction and insight, Steve Guistwite enjoys gardening and growing his own fruit trees.

When planting a fruit tree in your yard, start by digging an appropriately sized hole. The hole should be at least wide enough to accommodate the tree’s roots without bending them or bunching them together. Make sure the hole is surrounded by loose soil so that the tree’s roots can acclimate and grow freely. The bottom of the hole should be centered on a small mound of soil. After compacting this soil, the fruit tree will be able to stand on its own.

While this is a great time to add nutrients and vitamins to the soil, gardeners should refrain from saturating the soil with enhancements and preventing the tree from growing under normal conditions. Once the tree is in position, gardeners can begin to fill in the hole with the previously excavated dirt. The soil should be mixed with water and gently patted down in order to provide a solid base for the tree. However, gardeners should be wary of overwatering, as this is the leading cause of failed fruit trees. Any remaining soil can be used to form a small, firm mound around the tree to keep water.]]>
<![CDATA[StratITsphere's Colocation Services]]>Tue, 05 Aug 2014 04:02:34 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/stratitspheres-colocation-servicesBusiness professional Steve Guistwite draws on extensive experience in areas ranging from cloud computing to colocation. Stephen Guistwite has worked with companies such as Gurwitch Products, LLC, and Zebec Data Systems. In August 2013, Steve Guistwite accepted his current position as the chief operating officer of StratITsphere.

Colocation essentially consists of hosting multiple servers or other entities together in one datacenter. The Texas-based firm StratITsphere offers its clients three different methods of colocation: custom suite, multi-tenant cage, and private POD. All of these methods provide options for both large corporations and small companies.

Custom suite colocation involves creating a private cage to host equipment securely with limited access and options for expansion. The multi-tenant cage offers similar advantages in terms of maintaining data securely for those who do not require strict privacy; this option also provides additional cost-savings due to shared tenancy. For more information about these and StratITsphere's other offerings, visit www.stratitsphere.com.]]>
<![CDATA[Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Creates Artificial Pancreas]]>Sat, 22 Mar 2014 00:19:03 GMThttp://steveguistwite.weebly.com/blog/juvenile-diabetes-research-foundation-creates-artificial-pancreasAn information technology executive and strategist, Stephen Guistwite currently serves as chief operating officer of StratITsphere, a data center and cloud computing company based in Katy, Texas. Steve Guistwite’s charitable interests include the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization that seeks to cure Type 1 diabetes.

Research sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation includes the development of artificial pancreas systems. Artificial pancreas development seeks to replicate the pancreas’ ability to balance blood-glucose levels and insulin levels. Such technology would vastly increase the quality of life of patients with diabetes by reducing the taxing need to actively manage blood sugar levels by tightly controlling food intake, exercise, and stress exposure.

The Artificial Pancreas Project began in 2006. Breaking into a largely unexplored area and incorporating advanced technologies, JDRF has succeeded in bringing an artificial pancreas system through preliminary FDA review, with outpatient trials currently in progress.

In the next five years, JDRF will need as much as $85 million to complete the artificial pancreas project. The organization possesses 503(c)(3) status, and donors may receive tax benefits for their contributions. ]]>