Enterprise Architecture Consulting- We use our ability to map and define systems along with our unique expertise to
map and define the best way to use your architecture from top to bottom. Full Architectural direction and Enterprise Architecture mapping from Data, Physical, Logical and Network
New Company/Project/Startups- Launching a new business or project? We scope full end to end solutions from bricks to clicks. Full physical hardware selection to application selection, we can literally map out your entire project/new company's IT infrastructure.
Build and Implement
Build- We can take your project and run with it directly from your design phase, owning the entirity of a build or project managing an existing team to get a job done.
Customize/Configure- Already have a solution selected but need it customized to your needs? We can perform the configurations and customizations to make the application industry relevant to your business.
Implement- We can put your solution through it paces in testing or land your new project launch. We structure your implementations to minimize impact to uptime on any system and maximize effectiveness of releases.
Improvement and Support
Process Improvement- We look for ineffeciencies in your systems, just like any supply chain solution uptime, information delivery speed are vital. We can optimize your systems to prevent operational pain.
Project Saves- When a project goes off the rails, you need an experienced and detail oriented solutions expert to pull up on the yoke. We can take a failing project and bring it back inline to launch.
Critical Emergency On Call- Sometimes things break in ways you never expect. Our unique industry experience makes us experts in quick problem deduction and resolution.
Supported Technologies (subset)
Cart Solutions- OpenCart, BigCartel, Magento
DB's- SQL 2000, 2005, 2008, Oracle, DB2, FileMaker, MySQL
Analytics installs- Google Analytics/Adwords, Omniture.
Blog support- Blogger site builds, Wordpress site builds
Mailing support- Email service provider integrations- BigFoot, ThinData, CheetahMail
Cart Solutions- OpenCart, Magento, Big Cartel, ZenCart
Payment Providers- Moneris, Paymentech, Global Payments
Microsoft Windows (All versions and editions including 3.11, Me, XP, Vista, 7, Server 2000, 2003, 2010)
Mac OS (All versions and editions including Tiger, Snow Leopard, Lion)
Hardware including application/db servers, POS specific systems, SAN, PC's and Macs (All providers including VMWare, IBM, DELL, COMPAQ, HP)
Network- Firewall (Cisco ASA, Juniper, F5), switch and wireless (DLINK, AirPort Extreme)
Phone- PBX Talkswitch.
MSR- IBM coded MSR, Motorola
Traffic Counters- cable, mobile, video- Head Count, SMS.
RFID- Hid (LF, HF, VHF, UHF)
Scanners- 1D,2D (QR code) Motorola, Symbol, HPP encoding.
Security Systems- Motion detectors, beam break, magnet sensors and camera's. HP, Logitech IP video.
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
We have worked with Indigo on Strategic and Infrastructure projects across thier Retail and Online Channels.
We consulted Indigo on the path to achieve Retail PCI compliance for their POS systems. This project took over a year and dozens of staff to complete. Indigo achieved their PCI certification in Sept 2010.
We consulted Indigo to upgrade some of their existing Windows 2003/SQL 2000 infrastructure to Windows 2008 and SQL 2008 R1. This project required three phases and a team of about a dozen to complete
Pistachio is a green product retailer in Toronto with wholesale clients across North America
Full ERP and POS solution selection
We selected the ERP solution provider and hardware to support a 30-50 store retail chain with an all Mac design studio in New York. This meant setting up a WAN to support a North American wide network. The application had to support a distribution center, wholesale channel, financial tracking system, replenishment, POS and reporting services.
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