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The PathFinder Plan Services cover planning and pre installation phase of deploying networks. Using internationally accepted standards and leveraging on the combined knowledge base of our principals and partners and our local experience. We offer the following:

    Network Strategy Development: The Network Strategy Development service provides a valid strategy to match your current and proposed business needs. This service is designed to give a broad strategy overview for network development.

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review of current network strategy leading to a comprehensive network strategy that supports your specific business goals
    2. Benchmarking of existing competencies.
    3. Impartial discussion of current and emergent technologies.
    4. Asset protection
    5. Vendor independent recommendations on network components.
    6. Documented technical specifications of potential solutions.
    7. Cost efficient planning and strategy implementation.
    8. Maximised network inter-operability.
  1. Infrastructure Capacity Planning: The Infrastructure Capacity Planning service provides a methodology to provide adequate network capacity for the organisation’s current and proposed needs.

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review of current network design & traffic levels.
    2. Impartial review of current network management systems.
    3. Benchmarking of existing competencies
    4. Impartial discussion of current and emergent technologies
    5. Asset protection
    6. Detailed analysis of current network capacity provision
    7. Detailed analysis of system compliance
    8. Costed analysis of possible methods of implementation
    9. Written report detailing the findings of the study.
  2. Customized Design & Specification Service: Based on Client requirements & specific project needs, a customized specification is developed. Performance based specification (rather than product based specs, which is prevalent now) ensure competitive bidding & proper bench marking for testing & commissioning interoperability & third party integrations clearly defined. Clarity in design objectives leads to cost effective innovative solutions with shorter pay back periods. Open systems replaces proprietary systems, adding flexibility and client investment protection.

    What do you get?

    1. A design which supports the business requirements.
    2. Utilisation of the latest optimisation techniques.
    3. A structured, cost effective network solution.
    4. Independent vendor advice.
    5. An overall performance assessment of the existing infrastructure that includes an immediate action plan to improve the service level where appropriate.
    6. A comprehensive BOQ (Bill of Quantity) for the required materials and services
  3. Costing, Tendering & Bid Evaluation Service: The Tender Review service provides the services of a Technical Underwriter to examine Tender documentations. It provides a critical analysis of the submitted tenders in relation to the original specification. BOQ (Bill of Quantity) is carefully scrutinized to ensure that no mismatch exist with Specification, Data point schedule and other supporting documents. We carry out Fair & Equal Treatment of ail Bidders. Vendor selection is done on weighted points with consideration given for qualitative aspects like service & support availability.

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review of tenders
    2. A written comparison of the various submitted tenders
    3. Impartial vendor selection maintaining transparency
  4. Security Strategy: The Security Strategy provides a number of services to address ICT security. In all cases a consultant will attend site to study the current systems and to make recommendations as to how to enhance provision of security.

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review and detailed analysis of current ICT security provision noting any loopholes.
    2. Benchmarking of existing competencies.
    3. Impartial discussion of current and emerging security technologies.
    4. Asset protection
    5. Detailed analysis of perceived and actual security requirement for the future.
    6. Detailed analysis of possible security implications and strategies.
    7. Costed analysis of possible methods of implementation.
    8. Written report detailing the findings of the study.
    1. Internet/Cloud Needs Analysis Study: The Internet (and lately Cloud-Based) Services and Applications are numerous and essential components of any organisation.  Enterprises, small businesses, and governments are looking to cloud-based solutions to solve some of their biggest business and technology challenges: reducing costs, reaching new levels of efficiency, and creating innovative business models. Cloud services and applications offer compelling economics by reducing capital expenditures (CapEx) and operating expenses (OpEx) through sharing of cloud assets and dynamic, on-demand delivery of services. Clouds enable flexible business models that allow applications and services to be launched more rapidly, with greater and more scalable efficiency, regardless of the geography or size of the business.

     

    Our Internet/Cloud Needs Analysis provides a tool by which you can assess your current and proposed exposure to the variety of benefits and potential issues surrounding the Internet (and Cloud).

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review of current Internet provision.
    2. Benchmarking of existing competencies.
    3. Impartial discussion of current and emergent technologies.
    4. Asset protection
    5. Detailed analysis of perceived and actual Internet requirement for the future.
    6. Detailed analysis of security implications and strategies.
    7. Costed analysis of possible methods of implementation.
    8. Written report detailing the findings of the study

     

    1. Unified Communications & Collaboration Need/Integration Study: This provides a tool by which you can assess your current and proposed internal and external unified (voice, data, video) messaging and collaboration systems.

    How well employees adopt messaging and video collaboration hinges on how closely you integrate the technology into their existing work processes. Our UC experts will use proven methodologies to plan, design and implement your collaboration environment. As a result, you take full advantage of the promise that a comprehensive unified communication (UC) solution can provide.

    What do you get?

    1. Impartial review and detailed analysis of current electronic messaging systems.
    2. Benchmarking of existing competencies.
    3. Impartial discussion of current and emergent technologies.
    4. Asset protection
    5. Detailed analysis of perceived and actual messaging and video collaboration requirements for the future.
    6. Broken down into various service types e.g. Internal services to local users, Internal services to remote users, external via Internet/Cloud
    7. Detailed analysis of security implications and strategies.
    8. Costed analysis of possible methods of implementation.
    9. Written report detailing the findings of the study.
    10. Maximize return on investment, by helping you leverage our expertise and proven methodologies to deliver on the promise of unified communications

    Minimize disruption, by enabling you to use our resources to implement a carefully planned infrastructure while keeping your technical staff focused on running the business