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Metadata Consulting is a team and has decades of experience in the Metadata / Business Intelligence industry and has led numerous enterprise initiatives to success.  Proof of this success has resulted in a number of awards achieved along the way.  The most recent award, 'Wilshire Award for Best Practices in Metadata Management 2007' is an award given for best metadata management implementation and best practices which launched the consulting initiative. We provide a wide range of consulting services from best practice initiatives, communities of practice, information architecture, to .NET architecture and development. A cornerstone of our work is based on integrating and implementing Microsoft technologies. 

What is metadata anyhow, below is a great paper on metadata and why you should care given recent NSA exposures.

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However, this does not preclude the use of open source software, such as WordPress, Moodle and other PHP based content management systems, if it is a good fit for the client. Open source projects and resources do lack code quality and thereby can compromise security. "Information security is a top concern about cloud [web] computing among IT professionals, a study has revealed." Computer Weekly, Jan 13, 2011

No matter what the technology of choice, information security best practices must be implemented for the particular vendor and software solution and more comprehensively, the entire software eco-system. In particular, the communication eco-system called the Open System Interconnection OSI model is an ISO standard for worldwide communications that defines a networking framework for implementing protocols in seven layers of abstraction, from physical to application layer. The OSI model breaks the communication into easily understood components that can be secured individually. Once each component has been secured a cohesive security plan will have been achieved and the risk of attack will be significantly reduced.

We experience the following areas:
  • Information Architecture
  • Project Management
  • Mobile App Development (Blackberry, Iphone)
  • Website Development (Wordpress, Drupal, Moodle)
  • Software/System Application Development (ASP.NET, .NET, C#)
  • Sharepoint Development and Administration
  • Shell Scripting (Powershell, Bourne Shell, Perl, awk, mainframe JCL, )
  • Database Development (SQL Server, DB2, Oracle, mySql)
  • Server Administration (Unix and Windows)
  • Search Engine Optimization and On-line Marketing (Google Analytics, Place, AdWords)
  • Project Management 
  • Graphic Design and GUI Design

How do we start to work together?

We start with a needs assessment and engaging you to understand your priorities. We develop a follow a standard software development life-cycle project plan, engaging you at regular intervals to make sure you are involved in the process and confident about the delivery schedule.

Below is a simplified diagram of the stages of a software development process.

Note, no matter how well one can design software, it lives in an eco-system. With this in mind we incorporate a security review to ensure that you are aware of potential risks in your environment whether or not the solution is hosted internally or externally to your company.  

In conclusion, we hope we have demonstrated that Metadata Consulting has the breadth of experience that can deliver a benefit to your organization, with quality and attention to detail.