Contrary to current trends in our industry, we do not offer “one-size-fits- all” solutions. The “one-size-fits-all” approach to complex networks arises from a misplaced perspective regarding IT in the enterprise. It arises from focusing on the technology and how the technology works and must be accommodated in the organization. The correct focus, the correct perspective in developing complex network solutions is to look at the organization, its people, culture and budgetary resources available.
The only IT value that is common to all enterprises is that of high reliability and availability. Complex networking technology must be provided in a manner that makes the availability of IT resources routine and taken for granted by the organization’s workers. This requires IT hardware and software appropriate for the tasks, properly designed, configured, and built for the tasks and IT support processes that meet the needs of the organization. The need of the LAN design, WAN design, firewall configuration and server optimization must all be considered, along side the useability and access needs of the users.
The correct perspective is a management perspective, not a technology perspective. The correct focus is to determine what the organization does, how it does it, what are the processes to get the work done; and then develop IT strategies that enable the work of the organization, allowing the it to leverage its IT investments into providing not just a tool but a competitive edge.
As independent consultants that specialize in complex networking, we are product neutral, we are not resellers for any product or service. Our independent perspective provides the best end result for your complex WAN, complex LAN, or complex firewall requirements. We work with all systems and architectures and provide an independent view toward networking and IT technologies.
Some of the services we provide:
We examine existing information technology, its current efficacy and cost- effectiveness and the organization that it supports.
We then develop an overall vision of where the organization’s information technology and related processes needs to go to best support the mission of the enterprise, and then lay out a plan of required hardware/software acquisitions and services to achieve those goals;
Design of specific requirements for Unified Communications, Two Way Radio, Microwave and SCADA.
From determining appropriate telecommunications links to correct server technologies, to the right desktop environment and the proper internal network infrastructure, and then determining the support processes to maintain the network in the long-run, we design the entire system for the enterprise. Uppermost in our mind when designing systems are the questions of security, robustness and reliability, and the ability to routinely manage, support and administer systems in the long-term. The implementation of complex WAN, complex LAN infrastructure for specific unified communications, tw0 way radio IP networks including SCADA and microwave can be quite daunting.
Working from the written plans that we develop in the design process, we implement the technologies and solutions that we recommend. We’re careful to design solutions that have good internal fit, that are technologically-coherent, and thus can be readily implemented and then can run reliably;
For organizations near our headquarters that don’t require full-time network and IT support staff, we often function as the enterprise’s IT department, assisting with all related tasks, from IT strategy and planning down to desktop support. For all regular clients, we provide support on an emergency basis, tailored to the particular needs of each client.