About Connected HHI

Connected HHI provides security and managed IT services for businesses and non-profits in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  For many of our customers, we are their IT staff for everything from strategic planning to on boarding a new staff member.  Our services include: 

  • Cybersecurity audits, protection, and education 
  • Remote management, monitoring, and support for customer networks, applications, and devices 
  • Business data protection, backup, and recovery 
  • Business application support and administration (email, productivity, web conferencing and more) 
  • Redundant internet services to keep our customers running when their primary internet provider’s connection fails 
  • Technology assessment, recommendations, acquisition, and implementation 
  • Custom application development and hosting  
  • Education and training 

Our customers span healthcare, retail, food and beverage, manufacturing, financial and legal services, and non-profits.  We tailor our services to match their needs and priorities.   

If this sounds like something that might work for your organization, please contact us to explore further. 

About Joe Chappell, Founder of Connected HHI

Joe started programming and playing with technology at age 12 and hasn’t stopped exploring. Joe’s roles have included programmer, IT Director, Director of Product Management, VP of Sales and Marketing, President, and four times a CEO.  He has managed small startups to technology businesses with hundreds of employees in offices around the world.  The technologies included business applications, business process integration, and distributed data management.  The customers were primarily Fortune 100 companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. 

After 30+ years in information technology and software and millions of air miles and thousands of hotel nights, Joe was able to escape from Boston to Hilton Head Island. In mid-2016, he began to seriously research the market for technology services on Hilton Head Island and the surrounding area. From that research came Connected HHI and the focus on tailored technology services for businesses in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  

Joe is active with the Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island where he currently serves as Past President.  He also serves on the board of the Hilton Head Island Computer Club where he teaches classes and assists members with networking and security issues.  Joe volunteers with the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and led the team that created the SoundWaves Live streaming program when COVID made live programs impossible.  He serves as the streaming director for the HHSO and has put his new streaming skills to work for Rotary and local non-profits.