Our History
Making Sense For Over 30 Years

1982 - Ellis & Associates is Created.

Harry Ellis JR opens Ellis & Associates Focusing on Mainframe and Terminal computing.

1998 - Y2K Rebranding.

Harry Ellis JR along with Harry Ellis III rebrand the company in preparation for y2k compliance and start Y2k Services. Inc. A custom programming and development firm.

2001 - Next Horizon is Born.

Harry Ellis JR and Harry Ellis III rebrand Y2k Service, inc. to Doing Business as Next Horizon Networking and Technology.

2004 - Web Hosting Done Right.

Harry Ellis III designs and implements Next Horizon’s Web Hosting and Email Facilities.

2005 - Dell, Sonicwall, Cisco, Intel & Microsoft Partnerships.

Next Horizon establishes partnerships with Leading manufactures, Dell, Sonicwall, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft.


Next Horizon Designed its 300th web site.

2008 - Internet Marketing That Makes Sense.

Next Horizon added Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click Management to their services

2010 - Lockheed Martine Missiles and Fire Control Deal.

Harry Ellis III lands a major deal with Lockheed Martin Missles and Fire Control communications department to provide Programming and Web design services.

2011 - Most Influental Businessmen.

Harry Ellis III was nominated by Orlando Busniess Jounal for being one of the most influential businessmen of 2011.

2012 - Next Horizon's Cloud Computing Goes Public.

Next Horizon publicly rolls out their cloud computing network and converts 20 customers on opening day to the cloud computing model.

the most influential businessmen of 2012

2012 - OBJ Most Influential Businessman Nominee.

Harry Ellis III was nominated by Orlando Busniess Jounal for being one of the most influential businessmen of 2012.

2013 - 500 Websites Launched.

Next Horizon will launch its 500th web design project.. Who will it be?

Making the Difference awards ceremony

2013 - Making the Difference Awards Ceremony

Next Horizon, Harry Ellis was recognized at the annual Making the Difference awards ceremony. Sam Blyn, presented Next Horizon & Harry Ellis the Founders Circle award as well as awarding Harry Ellis as one of the Founding Board members.

Family Owned Business of the Year

2014 - Family Owned Business of the Year

Next Horizon was voted by Seminole County Regional Chamber of commerce for Family owned business of the year.

Small Business of the Year

2015 - Small Business of the Year

Voted by a panel of independent judges, The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce awarded Next Horizon and their staff the overall Small Business of the Year for 2015.

Entrepreneur of the Year

2015 - Top CIOs of Central Florida

Harry Ellis III was once again named one of the top CIOs of Central Florida. Harry, has been awarded this honor 3 our of the past 4 years by the Orlando Business Journal.

Entrepreneur of the Year

2016 - Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards

Next Horizon was nominated as a finalist at this premier event in the category of Small Business for its community impact, stellar service, and thought leadership in the Central Florida area.

Harry Ellis JR converts Ellis & Associates focus and opens one of the first Computer Retail Stores and Repair Centers in Central Florida.

1991 - Computer Retail Opening.

Harry Ellis JR lands first major deal with Diebold ATM manufacture to upgrade all of the southeast region ATM machines to y2k compliance.

1999 - Diebold ATM Deal.

Next Horizon created their first Ecommerce store for online purchasing.

2004 - Online Shopping That Makes Sense.

Next Horizon Hired its 10th fulltime employee.

2006 - Growing Strong.

Next Horizon Launched its first mobile website/ application.

2008 - Next Horizon Invades Mobile Market.

Next Horizon has achieved a 98.5% customer retention for their products and services

2009 - Complete Customer Satisfaction.

Next Horizon Launches an E-ticketing and mobile scanning applications for Premiere shows at the Orlando Convention Center.

2010 - Premiere Shows mobile app.

Harry Ellis III designs and implaments Next Horizon’s Cloud Computing Network.

2011 - Welcome to the Cloud.

Harry Ellis III recieves Orlando Busniess Jounal ‘s CIO of the year award.

2012 - CIO of the Year.

Harry Ellis III was nominiated by Orlando Busniess Jounal for the top business people 40 under 40.

2012 - Top Business People 40 Under 40.

Next Horizon was nominiated by Seminole County Reginal Chamber of commerece for the Small business of the year.

2012 - Small Business of the Year.

Orlando Business Journal Book of Lists is out and we made the 12th largest Digital Media company in Central Florida!

2012 - Next horizon has made the list again!

Harry Ellis III receives Orlando Business Journal ‘s CIO of the year award.
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2013 - CIO of the Year.

2014 - Next Horizon participates in Google Glass Explorer beta program.

Technology Business of the Year

The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce Awarded Next Horizon and their staff of Technology Professionals the Technology Business of the year. Next Horizon strives to innovate businesses with their expertise in Web Design, Internet Marketing, Managed IT services, and Cloud Computing.

2015 - Technology Business of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

The Sanford Chamber awarded Harry Ellis and his team of IT professionals and Web Design creatives the Entrepreneur of the year award for 2015.

2015 - Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

The Sanford Chamber awarded Harry Ellis and his team of IT professionals and Web Design creatives the Family-Owned Business of the Year.

2016- Family-Owned Business of the Year

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We tend to have a lot on our mind

  • Here at Next Horizon we are all about ESPRESSOing ourselves, our customers, and our creativity. Which ESPRESSO are you?http://tinyurl.com/jpxzwef
  • We are happy to announce that Petrotech Southeast has released their new website redesign. We enjoyed designing and developing their new site as one of the top environmental clean up and recycling businesses in the southeast. http://www.petrotechse.com/http://tinyurl.com/hod8kds
  • We are monitoring the weather & keeping an eye on what the national weather center advises on precautions to take in preparing for Hurricane Matthew. We understand that some of you will be working from home. Next Horizon as of 11:28 am will be fully operational Thursday 10/5/2016 Friday 10/6/2016 as of the current forecasted path we will be physical closed. However, no physical service calls on Thursday 10/5/2016 will be performed so that we may prepare our facilities for Matthew. As the storm continues to progress our Network Operations Personal will be monitoring all of Next Horizons Cloud equipment and Hosting environments. In the unlikelihood of damage to our facility all replicated physical sites are fully synced with cloud customer data in the event that our facility was damaged. In the unlikelihood of a network outage or failure our staff and their familys safety will be priority. Please note as soon as possible, safety permitting, we will address any outages and service requests and they will be prioritized based on total number of users affected. We encourage those customers with physical hardware that is not generator protected or enclosed in a server room capable of handling wind gusts of 100+ miles per hour to shut down all equipment, take your local backup devices home, and disconnect all electronic devices near windows and doors. Stay Safe please contact support@nexhorizon.net for any questions.http://tinyurl.com/gme2vnf
  • Our full service IT department can make business easier with our cloud services! We provide infrastructure, applications, and storage space at an affordable rate. http://www.nexhorizon.net/http://tinyurl.com/jzozuug