Higher Education: Time to Outsource Software Development & Maintenance?
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21st Century Software Outsourcing: Saving Money AND Improving Customer Satisfaction
With ever-increasing pressure on income and student numbers maybe its time for Higher Education institutions to take a long hard look at outsourcing their internal software development & maintenance activities?
Internal software development & maintenance is significant at 20-40% of the overall annual IT budget; and it is one of the most difficult to resource & manage in an era of rising user & student expectations and technology change.
With a few notable exceptions, the UK Education sector is behind others sectors in exploring software outsourcing.
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Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting Ltd., we specialise in improving decision-making through the smart use of internal and external data. We partner with clients to design and build Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics applications in the healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. Clients include Wellcome Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Oxford/Said Business School and American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Founded by Dr Nitin Patel and Prof. Mayank Shah in 2004, together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.
Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price appplication development
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Our on-shore/off-shore model means we can access scarce talent and take advantage of cost & time differences between the UK & India
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We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.
We use Microsoft tools such as .Net and SQL Server and Open Source to build cost-effective and increasingly intelligent applications that meet the needs of end-users and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price. And we provide as an outsourced service.
We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.
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