Columbia Advisory Group Expands Availability of its Services via TIPS-USA Contract

IT issues are mission-critical, and we are glad to be able to help our education, municipal, county and state agency clients to respond to increased IT needs and tightening budgets.

— David McLaughlin, President and CEO, Columbia Advisory Group Tweet

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, August 29, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ — Columbia Advisory Group (CAG), the leading IT managed services and cybersecurity provider to public and private sector organizations, today announced the availability of its industry-leading services on The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS-USA).

The TIPS Program evolved to help streamline the procurement process and expedite purchases. As a co-op, both awarded technology vendors and public sector members – which include K-12 and private schools, colleges, universities, cities, counties, non-profits, and other government entities – can accelerate business transactions by requirements up-front.

Leveraging the TIPS-USA contract, higher-education and other government buyers can realize significant cost savings by reducing the overall time and expense of a cumbersome bid process. Because TIPS provides access to high-performance vendors, agencies can also achieve quick and efficient delivery of goods and services, particularly when it comes to cybersecurity and other IT services. In addition, TIPS provides access to state-of-the-art purchasing procedures to provide competitive contracts, bulk purchasing, and other efficiencies. For these reasons, TIPS has become a preferred purchasing vehicle for state and local entities.

The Interlocal Purchasing System currently serves entities such as state and local governments and non-profit organizations, including but not limited to K-12 school districts, Charter Schools, Colleges and Universities (State and Private), Cities/Municipalities, Counties/Parishes, State Agencies, Emergency Services Districts and Non-profit organizations as defined by the Internal Revenue Service, as well as many other entities with legislated purchasing/bidding requirements. TIPS-USA membership is free.

Now, with the addition of the CAG the TIPS-USA contract, members can realize digital transformation with a best-in-class IT services firm designed for public sector frameworks. CAG is trusted by multiple higher-education, government institutions, state agencies and school districts to manage their IT environments via cybersecurity services, digital optimization, and IT innovation.

“Our public sector clients appreciate the ability to secure our services via vetted contracts like that of TIPS-USA,” explains David McLaughlin, President and CEO of Columbia Advisory Group. “TIPS-USA will help our clients to move swiftly when they discover a need within their organization for our IT expertise. In today’s business age, IT issues are mission-critical, and we are glad to be able to help our education, municipal, county and state agency clients to respond to twin dynamics of increased IT needs and tightening budgets.”

For more than 10 years, CAG has helped leading public agencies to improve their cybersecurity postures and to improve their IT environment through managed service. CAG provides access to specialized practice teams, including cybersecurity, application support, IT governance, IT due diligence, project management, IT infrastructure and comprehensive audio-visual services.

To learn more about purchasing from CAG on the TIPS-USA contract, contact CAG.
About Columbia Advisory Group:
Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) is a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm. CAG’s team has assessed and helped improve the performance of more than 300 technology organizations and IT departments, including many institutions of higher education, state agencies, and Fortune 50 customers. Practice specialty areas include Infrastructure, IT Service Management, Cybersecurity and A/V Services. CAG improves business outcomes with IT insights and expert technology support. Based in Dallas, Texas, CAG works extensively with clients throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.columbiaadvisory.com.

Dwight Moore Named Senior Vice President of Technical Services at Columbia Advisory Group

“We are pleased to have a leader of Mr. Moore’s caliber on our leadership team. I am confident that his integrity and experience will help us attract and grow our operational team to meet the needs of our existing and future clients.”

— David McLaughlin, President and CEO, Columbia Advisory Group Tweet

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 20, 2022/EINPresswire.com/ — Dwight Moore is an Information Technology executive with more than three decades of experience with IT delivery and strategy. As Senior Vice President of Technical Services, Mr. Moore will assure that CAG service delivery teams are optimized to excel at serving customer needs. Mr. Moore will also assume operational planning to support CAG’s continued business growth, especially in the higher education sector.

Prior to Columbia Advisory Group, Mr. Moore spent 14 years at Accenture leading technical implementations and serving customer-facing roles with Fortune 500 clients, including leading a global web application technologies practice. Mr. Moore also previously worked as a leading consultant providing thought leadership and delivery experience in areas of AI and process automation. As a former CIO himself, Mr. Moore has experience balancing IT strategy and technology with budgetary and operational needs.

“We are pleased to have a leader of Mr. Moore’s caliber on our leadership team. I am confident that his integrity and experience will help us attract and grow our operational team to meet the needs of our existing and future clients,” said David McLaughlin, President and CEO of Columbia Advisory Group. “Our business growth trajectory demands that we continue to hire leaders who have the experience and vision to partner with clients to improve their business outcomes.”

Mr. Moore brings CAG a strong background in data centers, architecture, operations, application development, and project management. His experience spans industries including hospitality, retail, healthcare, insurance, telecom, and retail in addition to significant roles with two startup companies.

About Columbia Advisory Group:
Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) is a leading Information Technology (IT) consulting firm. CAG’s team has assessed and helped improve the performance of more than 300 technology organizations and IT departments, including many institutions of higher education, state agencies, and Fortune 50 customers. Practice specialty areas include Infrastructure, IT Service Management, Cybersecurity and A/V Services. CAG improves business outcomes with IT insights and expert technology support. Based in Dallas, Texas, CAG works extensively with clients throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.columbiaadvisory.com.

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Columbia Advisory Group Adds Extended Detection and Response to IT Managed Service Portfolio with Abacode Partnership

"In this time of increasing global attacks, it is critical to have around-the-clock eyes on the network.”

— David McLaughlin, President and CEO, Columbia Advisory Group Tweet

DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dallas-based Columbia Advisory Group (CAG), a leading provider of IT Managed and Cybersecurity Services, today announced the expansion of its services via a partnership with Abacode, a leading provider of managed Extended Detection and Response (XDR).

The partnership between CAG and Abacode will allow clients to one-stop-shop for specialized IT Managed Services, Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC), Virtual CISO services and managed XDR services to analyze data breaches as they occur.

As organizations face increasing threats of ransomware, data breach, and phishing, they must simultaneously upgrade their governance and compliance activities to minimize risk while simultaneously detecting and responding to breaches as they arise to understand, contain and prevent them. This capability requires increasingly scarce competent cybersecurity leadership and specialized, virtual Security Operations Center (vSOC) services that can investigate problems in real-time and provide visibility across the enterprise of controls compliance.

“Our many public-sector, educational, manufacturing, and health care clients already rely upon CAG for cybersecurity guidance and IT expertise. CAG is pleased to bolster our leading Cybersecurity practice by offering 24x7x365 SOC 2 Type 1 and 2 XDR services via our partner, Abacode. In this time of increasing global attacks, it is critical to have around-the-clock eyes on the network,” said David McLaughlin, President and CEO of Columbia Advisory Group.

“Abacode is constantly striving to push the technology industry forward by partnering with top-notch leaders in the MSP space,” said Greg Chevalier, Senior Vice President – Partners and Sales Strategy for Abacode. “Partnering with Columbia Advisory Group ensures that clients not only have their information technology operations humming along at peak efficiency with their managed services but now includes Abacode’s Managed Detection and Response and Security Operations Center support.”

About Columbia Advisory Group:

Columbia Advisory Group (CAG) is a well-respected Information Technology (IT) consulting firm. CAG’s team has assessed and helped improve the performance of more than 300 technology organizations and IT departments, including many institutions of higher education, state agencies, and Fortune 500 customers. By focusing on practical solutions and straightforward analysis, CAG’s team supports many regulatory and economic environments and organizations of all sizes. Practice specialty areas include Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, IT Service Management, Application Management and A/V Services. Whether a client is high-growth or economically challenged, CAG can improve business outcomes with IT insight and support. Based in Dallas, Texas, CAG works extensively with clients throughout the U.S. For more information, visit www.columbiaadvisory.com.

About Abacode

Abacode combines leading technologies and professional services to implement Cybersecurity and Compliance programs for clients throughout the world. Abacode enables clients to implement a Cyber Capability Maturity Model and benefit from our expert Extended Detection and Response capabilities. Offices in the Americas and Europe. Learn more at Abacode.com or connect with us at insight@abacode.com