J. W. Rider Consulting -- Computer Consulting Services 011101

Computer Consulting Services

Many small businesses don't need the expense of a computer support department. Some don't even need a full-time employee doing computer support. However, you still need computer support. A local computer consultant can fill in when you're at a loss.

WHAT IS COMPUTER CONSULTING?

Actually, we offer a broad range of services. Although rarely does a client obtain only one of these services, the activities can be broadly segregated into the following categories:

Web design, development, management, maintenance
Systems Analysis and Design
Support Helpline and Trouble-shooting
Education and training
Computer Programming
Advanced Research and Development
Graphics, Photography and Media
Technical Documentation
General Writing and Editing

Some of the specific services that we provide follow.

WEB DESIGN

Designing the look and feel of the website, including logos and banners, navigation bars or tools, page layout and object placement.

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Coding HTML pages, Java applets and other applications. Splash pages. E-mail response link on each web page. Feedback or guest book form. Image Map for internal navigation. Form mail. Enhanced graphics. Active elements. CGI script programming. Support for chat engines, search engines, and electronic commerce store fronts.

Complete package: A whole website for less than $1000 (prepaid)

WEB MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE

Installation of web pages on the client's web hosting service. Updates and changes to existing web pages. Site promotion to Web search engines, such as Yahoo, AltaVista, InfoSeek, WebCrawler, Lycos, and HotBot. Meta tag generation and tuning. Email configuration (Microsoft Outlook Express, Netscape Communicator and Eudora). Domain name registration. Web site log analyses.

SYSTEM INTEGRATION

Between website and back end systems. Integrating the website with one or more existing customer applications, such as legacy systems.

SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY

Interfacing new peripheral equipment. Embedded systems development in languages such as C/C++ or Delphi. One of a kind systems not addressed by off the shelf systems. Porting applications to new environments.

Flexibility: Invoiced hourly rates start at $69

E-MAIL AND PHONE SUPPORT

General Internet orientation education, marketing strategy, web design consultation, and helping clients learn to use their own web-page editor and other tools.

ON-SITE TRAINING

For larger groups on technology, Internet and computer programming topics.

JAVA/JAVASCRIPT CODE REVIEW AND ASSISTANCE

For clients who just need a second pair of eyes when that stumbling block stops you cold. Repair broken code. Rewrite some or all for better performance, improved maintainability, or browser compatibility.

BROWSER COMPATIBILITY REVIEWS

Insuring that HTML user interface elements are employed in ways that looked good and flowed well for Windows, Linux and Macintosh users.

GRAPHICS

Creating the graphic elements for a web site: company logo, navigation bars, buttons, colored lines, bullets, textured backgrounds, ancillary images, animated graphics and banner advertisements.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Capture images (film and digital formats) at the client's place of business. Photographic retouching.

Economy: Prepaid hours available for as low as $29

SCANNING AND FILE CONVERSION

Converting paper documents into machine-readable formats. File manipulation such as converting non-HTML documents into HTML, MS Word, or Adobe Acrobat and converting photos and graphic files into GIF or JPEG formats.
These services and more available from

J. W. Rider Consulting
Box 1806
Herndon, VA 20172-1806
http://www.jwrider.com/
consulting@jwrider.com