Advice on ICT strategy
An emphasis on strategy has been central to the way successful
organisations have been managed throughout recorded history, and at
no time to as great an extent as in the present era, but only
in recent years has this approach has been recognised as being of
similar importance in ICT.
Business analysis and modelling
With experienced personnel from both computing/engineering and general
business/management consulting backgrounds, saosce
are positioned ideally to meet all your business analysis needs.
Business process re-engineering
Most major computing projects create the need to review real-world
business processes. This does not mean that business
processes should be designed around ICT. In fact, any major computing
project worth undertaking must be designed around the
organisation's business needs and objectives: business decisions
drive computing decisions, not vice-versa.
One advantage of free and open source software (FOSS) is that there is
so much of it already available. But no two organisations are
identical, so often their exact requirements for software also will
vary. FOSS licenses permit modification and
redistribution. So if the most suitable FOSS package
available fits most but not all of your organisation's requirements,
saosce can make the necessary modifications for it
to meet your requirements exactly. For more unique needs, original
development and software porting services are also available.
Like any commercial relationship, close attention must be paid to
the effective management of ICT vendor relationships (or at the
very least coordination of vendor efforts) in order to maximise
benefit to the organisation. As the number of vendors and
technologies involved increases, the complexity of vendor
management grows exponentially.
Although historically one of the most ignored areas of computing
infrastructure management, Disaster Recovery (DR) can also be one of
the most crucial.
No matter what your organisation does, the integrity of its data is
vital. for many organisations, the confidentiality of their data is
also vital; and for many organisations, the integrity of their
computing infrastructure (leaving aside data altogether) is also vital.
Infrastructure design & deployment
With thorough analysis of current information processing and
dissemination needs, it is possible to design an infrastructure
establishment or upgrade path which will allow new and/or
additional technology to be rolled out on a just-in-time basis.
Managed Internet services
We offer our clients assistance in the design (including any custom
development), deployment and ongoing support of managed Internet
service solutions, based on FOSS.
Network design & implementation
Every network is different—or, at least, it should be.
Organisations of all sizes and types have requirement for
LAN/MAN/WANs of many different varieties and configurations. The
most important step in ensuring that any given network fulfils its
business objectives in terms of performance, reliability and
security is undertaken prior to implementation: analysis and design.
Sourcing computer equipment
Whilst primarily a consulting and service delivery organisation, we
recognise that often computing projects will involve a need for the
provision of additional (or replacement) equipment as well.
Forensic Analysis with respect to computing is the process of examining
physical (albeit usually electronic) evidence after a security
breach (or other form of disaster) has occurred, in order to answer
questions such as how, why or exactly when the incident came to be,
who was responsible for it and/or what exact damage was done.
Network service provision
Whilst neither an ISP nor a telco (we do not offer internet
connections or other public voice or data carriage services),
saosce can assist your organisation in assessing
your voice and data communications needs, and in selecting and
managing appropriate telecommunications vendors. In addition, we
offer a number of value-added services.
Remote monitoring & maintenance
Consistent and efficient systems and network administration
performed by skilled personnel are key to the ongoing stability and
reliability of business systems and networks.
Security analysis & monitoring
In today's world, the importance of security in all aspects of
business is increasing on a daily basis. The area of computer and
network security is no exception.
In order to realise the business effectiveness and efficiency
benefits that your computing infrastructure can provide, it is
necessary for your staff to be proficient in it use to its maximum
potential within your particular business environment.
Our staff are helpful, experienced professionals who are ready to
provide technical support for your staff at all levels from new
end-users to experienced systems engineers. saosce
specialise in supporting Unix® and FOSS
(including operating systems such as GNU/Linux and OpenBSD and a
broad range of applications software).