Times have changed, haven't they? Networking used to just mean hooking a
few PC's together. Plug and Play sort of worked. The local ISP offered a Dial-up
connection and the option of getting extra mailboxes and hosting your company
web site. It was all pretty simple really.
That was then...
Today there are more Internet connection options, (all with cryptic names
like DSL, DS0, T1, Frame relay etc.) and multiple suppliers of those services,
who all seem to speak in a foreign languages. The term "Network Security"
has taken on much more importance, as have the demands of companies on the
Network, and the systems that comprise it. Remote Offices, Telecommuters,
secure connections to vendors and partners as well as VPN's have all added
to the level of complexity of todays networks. Just keeping servers and workstations
"patched" with the latest updates and security fixes is a full time
Now, we have a number of new technologies that are making major impacts on
networks, Voice over IP, or VoIP, and Web Services are just two of many technologies
that are beginning to emerge. These technolgies are wonderful, cost saving
and productivity enhancing technologies but....they will also contribute to
the complexity of your network. They will add another layer that will need
to be patched and maintained. They will have to "Work and play well with
others". Will the new VoIP system crash your Sales Lead generation software?
Will your existing network switches handle the extra network traffic?
This is where Office Automation Consulting comes
in. We've been working on computers and networks since before the term "PC"
even existed. We actually remember, and might still have, 8" Floppy disks.
We were Novell Netware resellers back when it was THE way to network PC's
and we actually wrote software for systems BEFORE Microsoft even existed!
We've been contracted to write software and provide network consulting by
some of the largest companies in the country, as well as Phone companies who
wanted our input on how this new "Internet" thing worked.
Now we can provide that expertise to you....
- IT Products and Services that make sense...
- Software products that don't reinvent the wheel,
but make sure the wheels you've already got are
all on the same car!
- Consulting services based on practical,
Real-World business needs and not the next "Gee Whiz"
- A staff with the kind of experience most corporate IT departments can only
Contact us to schedule a visit to your facility. We'll sit down and discuss
your needs, your resources and your future plans in order to develop a plan
to make it all work. We can help with procurring hardware, software and
services even if it comes from other vendors. Our goal isn't to capture
every IT dollar you spend. Only to insure that it will all work together.