While we are driven to help every client improve, we have identified four areas of specialization where we can most likely make an immediate and lasting impact. If you need help in related areas not listed here, we may also be able to help you. Please use the email link below to learn more.
Technology Planning is the art of capturing the organization’s achievable goals into a single Roadmap document, working internally to generate buy-in from all members of the organization and providing leadership services that ensure the goals are achieved at a minimum of cost. This implies a seamless flow of information and a sense of teamwork. Many organizations can define goals, but few can marshal the resources to deploy and support the requisite products and services as a system that is supportable on a sustained basis. Cryptic Response can help focus attention on areas of certain or obvious importance (e.g., data security) and craft a plan to make continual forward progress.
Many organizations are struggling to make the transition from “bare metal” servers to virtualized servers, shared storage and related storage. Sometimes, it is simply a question of insufficient manpower and not having had an overwhelmingly compelling motivation to move forward. Over the past few years, nearly all possible objections have been eliminated by the leading vendors in the marketplace, such as VMware, Microsoft and Citrix on the virtualization side and industry standard storage solutions for Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage, such as NetApp and open source products. Cryptic Response can help you make the leap from your increasingly obsolete hardware and software to new products that promise a new level of operational efficiency, reduction in IT staff headaches, greater security of data and many other criteria.
Mobile Development for Apple iOS, Android and Windows Phone is a growing area of opportunity for many organizations that heretofore have not had internal resources available to develop mobile applications. Unlike Web development, mobile requires skills across at least two and probably three major platforms. Mobile architecture strongly encourages a services oriented architecture and well designed back end API that can be accessed in a consistent way by the front end user code of each mobile device. For this reason, any major step in the mobile direction often requires a refactoring of substantial bits and pieces of the back end into JSON and XML Web services. By extension, it often makes the most sense to refactor into a modern framework if one is going to refactor at all.
The number of organizations that need to implement systems in support of digital video is exploding. Almost every department has an emerging need to store and deliver video assets, whether to the public Web or for internal consumption. Cryptic Response resources have industry leading experience in the provisioning of these services. A wide range of technologies come into play including HTML5 video, hardware video encoders, video on demand servers, transcoding services, and software tools for video related workflow. In addition, a subset of services related to Digital Signage for public messaging, menu boards, kiosk, crisis management and public broadcasting in a post-analog world is growing in importance due to Federal and other requirements. Cryptic Response can help you evaluate your organization’s needs, then deploy an impressive and versatile solution from a mix of proprietary and third party products and services.