Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halo's Internet Convergence

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Halo's Internet Convergence

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The Internet has become like the gold rush of the `90s, with lots of people seeking fortune and only a few finding it.

In order to get ahead, it's essential to make yourself stand apart. Halo Technology, set to move Monday to Bricktown from Edmond, believes its success relies on offering more than technical expertise.

That is essential, of course. Halo offers an array of services, focusing especially on four basic areas: Internet and intranet applications, software development, computer telephony integration and network design implementation and support. But in addition, President Dan Winders notes Halo's "i-Blueprint" approach helps clients consider how technology fits in with the company's needs and goals, as well as its marketing and strategy. And the company's recent acquisition of FireAnt, a Tulsa advertising firm, brings it more solidly into the creative and marketing end of business than ever. In sum, Winders says Halo embodies the `90s trend of media, business and technology converging. "We are a solutions company," he states. "We are not just a body shop. We work with clients and take responsibility for results." Winders and Vice President Mike Panas are convinced the approach will lead to tremendous growth. They expect the company, which now employs 60, to bring in between $5 million and $6 million in revenues this year. Next year, they foresee revenues climbing to between $8 million and $10 million. And in the year 2000, they expect about $20 million in revenues and a total staff of 200. The privately held company is owned not only by Winders and Panas, but by investors and about 20 employee shareholders. It has offices in Oklahoma City, Houston, Nashville and Tulsa. In the next year, the company may set up shop in Atlanta, Memphis and western Arkansas. However, they may also break out of the Southern region and bring a little Oklahoma tech and business wisdom to New York City, where the company has a growing list of contacts. …

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