This month, Lauren sits down with Victoria Quintana, Co-Founder of Istonish, to discuss the Greenwood Village IT services company, what sets them apart, and how they came to choose Enterprise Coworking as their 2021 office.
[00:00:02] Lauren: Hello and welcome to Enterprise Coworking Community Spotlight. This month, we are talking to Victoria Quintana with Istonish. Victoria, thank you so much for sitting down with us and taking the time to talk about your company.
[00:00:14] Victoria: Thank you for having me. Really looking forward to it and appreciate it.
[00:00:19] Lauren: Well, how about you start off by telling us a little bit about Istonish and what you guys do?
[00:00:23] Victoria: Ok, well, at Istonish our team is really pretty focused on providing exceptional IT solutions, and that ranges from infrastructure, which is like cloud migration or networks or data backup to security. And we've got productivity support like Office 365 or desktop management. And then software. We have a team that does custom application design and development and that includes mobile apps. And finally, we also offer technical recruiting. And those are some of the basically the key areas that we offer to our clients.
[00:01:06] Lauren: Sounds like you guys do it all. So how long have you been in business?
[00:01:11] Victoria: We were founded in 1990. My sister had an opportunity with US West as a first as a client, a first customer. And so together we ended up starting a business based kind of on the ethic or the service ethic that's one of our core values. That's a service beyond reason.
[00:01:37] Lauren: That's amazing. So what makes Istonish is different from other companies in your field?
[00:01:43] Victoria: I think one of the things that I feel is that we're a purpose-driven organization. We're in the process of completing our B Corp certification. And so we're really committed to doing well as a company, but also doing good. And we have a history in all the years that we've been in business about believing that we can deliver superior service and also economically empower others, along with a commitment to the community. And I think that this concept of, you know, having an interest of profit and people could not, it can coexist, but also have a mutually beneficial relationship. So that gets to culture and kind of a mindset and a framework or an ethic about how we deliver services and how we run our company. And I think that is probably the biggest differentiation that I can speak to.
[00:02:41] Lauren: I love that. That's a great message. And so why did you guys choose Enterprise Coworking?
[00:02:47] Victoria: It's a beautiful space. It's convenient for our employees, our customers, and it's very close to the light rail. It provides a wonderful atmosphere and for collaboration. And in particular, when employees come together so infrequently and we've got a lot of remote workers, it matters more that the environment is inviting and inspiring. And we think that that's what we love about Enterprise.
[00:03:12] Lauren: Thank you so much. We're so glad you guys chose us. And so speaking to our viewers. Is there anything else that you would like them to know about Istonish?
[00:03:23] Victoria: Our business model is to provide technology solutions that help our customers meet their business needs. We deliver those solutions through automated, remote and when needed, on-site support methodologies. Through our public sector work. We support remote work and rural locations that often represent economically disadvantaged systems. And through a partnership with our Division of Wildlife in Colorado, our software team has created a tracking technology to eradicate or keep our water free of zebra mussels. Other states, there are 13 other states that are now using this tracking program to keep their water free of these species. So we've been very conscious to introduce automation, which reduces the carbon footprint and enables to support users anywhere on the planet without having to get into a vehicle or to travel. We deploy extensive virtualization in our data centers. So by maximizing computer power in the cloud, we're minimizing the physical and environmental operational systems. All of this to say that we're very mindful to optimize equipment efficiencies and to really be doing what we can, even in a technology services organization, to have a positive, conscious impact on our planet and the people in our communities.
[00:04:49] Lauren: That's amazing. I love this is also interesting to me. It really is.
[00:04:54] Lauren: I just want to thank you for sitting down with me today telling us about Istonish. We're so excited to have you as part of our coworking community. For more information on Istonish, you can visit them at www.Istonish.com.
[00:05:10] Victoria: Thank you very much. Appreciate your time.
[00:05:12] Lauren: Thank you. Victoria.