The bulk of our business to date has been from a very
specialized consulting service. We fix the unfixable. We are most
often used to bring computer systems back from the graveyard. For
the past few years, we have been brought in to handle jobs that
no one else has been able to do.
At C-Cor, we merged three separate
releases of the corporate software, and three years of in-house
changes into a consolidated version. That project took a year and
involved inspecting 45,000+/- items for differences. As a result
of this project, The mvToolbox was developed.
At The University of Pennsylvania School
of Dental Medicine, fully 40% of the production menu selections
simply did not work. Over the course of 15 months, the system was
restored, user confidence was rebuilt, most system bugs were found
and fixed, and many improvements were implemented.
The burgeoning mvToolbox enabled
us to do a 6 month Y2K remediation in 2.5 months. Catastrophic failure
plans were put together and implemented. A new automated scheduling
program was written that achieved upwards to 98% assignment levels
of available chairs in the main clinic. This was fully 18% higher
than ever achieved before.
At Perseus Books Group, again
the system was in a near state of collapse. Changes had been made
that were ill-advised, and left the system in a "fragile"
state. Any unusual event whatsoever would bring the system down.
This project also took over a year to finish. We left Perseus with
a system that was accurate and sturdy.
Systems is another example. This company was awarded a system
as settlement in a lawsuit. What was delivered was close to a thousand
tape dumps of the system - no fixed configuration, no files, no
dictionaries, no structure. The need to do comparisons to determine
a working configuration and to restore the system boggled the mind.
Using the mvToolbox, we have been able
to do more in a couple of months than in the 10 preceding years.
We also have done some really slick consulting work
- what we think of as "pure" consulting. At QVC Network,
the President of DMCons filled
the the role of Technical Support Consultant to the Marketing
and Merchandising groups. In that capacity, he taught both the
Marketing and Merchandising departments how to use the corporate
database. He also was involved in numerous studies for top QVC
management. One study alone saved QVC over four million dollars.
At TV Shopping Network of Australia, Mr. Cope was called
in to help TVSN address a real challenging problem. They were
growing at the rate of 7% per week. TVSN's
management knew that they could be adversely affected by that
rapid a growth rate - if they did not have a plan in place. Mr.
Cope's study provided the base for that plan. In addition,
Mr. Cope designed and implemented a marketing database, and began
instructing the Marketing analysts in its use.
Where we Excel
After all is considered, the real specialty of DMCons,
Inc. is that we consistently accept assignments that require us
to absorb and use new technologies.
Please read Frank Malfi's recommendation.
Since Mr. Cope's
introduction to computers in the USMC in 1967, he has worked on
||Gen Automation Zebra
|Wang VS 85
||PC's by the hundreds
||Windows NT Server Network
|And with the following
databases and programming languages:
||Prime Information and Primos
||IBM and Wang Assemble
|COBOL (IBM, Stratus, VAX, Wang, PC)
|Many Web design tools
|photo and graphic editors
That is a lot of depth and breadth. We like a challenge.
If you have had bad IT people turning your corporate software
into "The Tapestry of Evil", all is not lost. Bring
us in and we will fix it... gauranteed