Strategic Consulting Services
When your strategic IT assets are on the line, trust a partner who has done it before.
Like the vast majority of our customers, IT is probably not your core business. Trying to solve all of your IT challenges internally can become a major distraction, and other aspects of your business can suffer. More often than not these challenges end up costing way in excess of your initial expectations.
If you need help with a special project involving your IT assets and/or consulting, we are eager to assist you. We are an expert IT consulting firm providing advisory and managed IT services, using ITIL standards, that will meet any of your short, or long-term IT objectives.
Why us? We have over 25 years of experience helping clients address a wide range of issues and projects, such as network security, disaster recovery planning (DRP), business continuity planning (BCP), technology compliance issues, HIPAA Compliancy, technology recommendations, communications and carrier services.
Here is a partial list of the IT consulting services that we offer:
OSSI database services help your business with database development, reporting systems, data mining, and report generation, all of which will work will all common SQL or other relational databases. See the information below for more about OSSI's database services.
Data Design - Deciding how to organize your data is an important step. Our consultants can help you work out these details so you have an underlying system that is easy to maintain, update, and add to during the life of your information solution.
SQL Services for Database Review and Design - Your information is critical to your business. Understanding, accessing, and relating information helps increase its value and the success of your business. OSSI can tailor the design, implementation, and administration of a SQL database that meets your needs, and safeguard it for your business. Areas of SQL database services include:
Legacy System or Application Migration
With more than 20 years of experience migrating legacy systems, OSSI knows how to minimize interruptions and downtime so your business doesn't lose valuable time, and to ensure that your data is transferred accurately. OSSI understands how critical your data and your system are to your business and is committed to working closely with you to improve your network so you and your employees can get more done.
OSSI is also adept in updating legacay applications to updated plaforms. Example being applications written in Microsoft Access being updated to SQL Server and HTML based user interface forms. We know the discomfort of transitioning staff from an applicaiton they love and understand, one that works for your business, to an unknown quantity. There is a need at times to maintain a current 'standard', but in an updated structure. This is where OSSI can shine.
Trending to the Cloud for a variety of reasons makes business sense in most situations. Understanding Software as a Service (SaaS), Hardware as a Service (HaaS), Internet of Things (IOT), and any of the ongoing list of terms and how they may or may not apply to your business is our expertise. Many variables need to be taken into account for a simple solution such as Online Backup. Do you know what you are subscribing, how it works, how you are protected, and how do you access the backup if needed? All of these questions are critical and often glossed over in making a decision and feeling that your business is up to date by paying for a cloud service. Making sense of the chaos, taming the web, and providing reputable solutions for its clients is part of OSSI’s solid reputation.
Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
DRP is a natural extension at this point of a Cloud Assessment and determining what, how, and where a business’s intellectual property is managed. That is then used to determine critical systems, a level of service acceptable to conduct business, key personnel, how to recover, and a timeframe to achieve minimum status. OSSI has decades of experience working in the medical industry knowing a provider cannot see a patient without their electronic records. OSSI works with its clients to establish reasonable expectations in the event of a handful of common situations. We help draft policy and educate staff to act in these situations.
Do you know what you own? Even when you have full control and ownership of your business things can go missing. Computer equipment and software are often a sizable investment for a business and theft can occur in any number of ways. A software and hardware audit is valuable for a number of reason to consider.
Network Security Services/Vulnerability Assessment
At each level of a business network, security has a different meaning and set of requirements. OSSI can assess your business and work to secure each identified area of technology, managing access and communications. OSSI is able to scan external openings to a business network, as well as the internal setup of workstations, servers, and other equipment within the business to properly secure the network according to best practices or the specific intent of management.
Merger & Acquisition Planning
Marriages in business can fail from the start or they can prosper as is typically intended. Planning and knowing what is being brought to the table is critical in any merger or acquisition. Knowing how to blend common or dissimilar networks, applications, storage, policies, and systems is a task of understanding and patience. OSSI has experience over many years merging small, medium, and large (1300+) organizations with success and appreciation to OSSI by all parties.
Software piracy can cost your business hundreds of thousands of dollars…and you may not even know you've done it!
OSSI conducts licensing audits to help ensure that you have right licenses and the correct number of licenses for your software applications and for your operating system. The Software and Information Industry Association website has information about the penalties for pirating software, stating that the Copyright Act allows a copyright owner to recover monetary damages measured either by: (1) actual damages plus any additional profits of the infringer attributable to the infringement, or (2) statutory damages, of up to $150,000 for each copyrighted work infringed.
Software companies are on high alert for piracy, and the Business Software Alliance conducts investigations on software piracy. According to a study by the Business Software Alliance and the International Data Corporation (IDC), the global software piracy rate in 2003 was 36%, with a loss of $29 billion. The continuing problem means lost jobs, wages, tax revenues, and a potential barrier to success for software start-ups around the globe.
Make sure your company is in compliance and that your company doesn't end up paying a hefty fine by getting a licensing audit from OSSI.