Our information technology (IT) and information management (IM) consulting services are aimed at helping your organization address technological issues with cost effectiveness in mind. There’s a dizzying array of choice in the technology world, and without professional support organizations are often left with large, unmanageable projects or dysfunctional systems that get in the way of more important work.
While we are not a tech company, our in-house expertise allows us to serve as an important bridge for community organizations on technological projects big and small. Sometimes it’s as simple as establishing an initial web presence or setting your first Internet connection, telephone setup, and email address. Other times, it may mean cleaning up an obsolete network or establishing complex systems for document archival and digitization. Regardless of your IT or IM predicament, we have the expertise and experience necessary to get you running.
An example of a project in this category:
You’re tasked with the job of emptying a room filled with eighty boxes full of documentation, but don’t want to throw out eighty years of organizational history. You open a few boxes and find everything from old bank statements to stacks of promotional materials, old newspaper articles, and long-gone employee contracts (in no particular order).
You decide the only way to get through these records is to digitize anything of value and ship the rest off for shredding. Immediately, you’re faced with complex questions about what you need, and should hang on to. How do you digitize, organize, store, and render the remaining information accessible? How do you prevent another room full of boxes in the future?
We can perform an on-site assessment of your infrastructure, existing procedures, and your capacity for in-house management with a professional archivist. We’ll research and evaluate your options for infrastructure upgrades, retention protocol, and new policy that addresses both your immediate needs (empty that room!) and the need for a long-term management plan. Your project is phased to respect your budget, cash flow, timeline, and community needs.