Assessment Services

Our Assessment Services provide you the information you need to understand

your environment, make informed decisions, and set strategies.

Where are you in your virtualization execution?  Is private or public cloud right for you? Do you understand your data growth and how to leverage data to improve your business? Our assessment services can provide you the information you need to make informed decisions on your cloud strategy, data growth and analytics, social media approach and much more.

Our assessment goal is to reveal valuable information to aid in setting strategies and leveraging technologies to meet your customer demands, improve service levels, and ultimately increase your organization’s profitability.

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Infrastructure Assessment

Many of our customers need to develop a strategy to implement and support the IT Infrastructure. Many times, they just need to know what they have, where is it in the technology lifecycle, and are they positioned correctly for future growth.

Today IT departments are challenged to develop and implement a reliable, efficient IT Infrastructure.  This requires time to plan, strategize and to be proactive in their support.  Is your IT Infrastructure ready to take on the changes in business?  Are you following best practices?  Are you positioned to take advantage of evolving technology and changes in work dynamics?  The Zunesis Infrastructure Assessment will assess your current IT infrastructure and deliver a report detailing observations regarding hardware, software and the business processes impacted by your IT environment. Leveraging information about current state IT and considering future business plans an IT strategy will be developed that addresses short-term issues plus build a framework for a long-term roadmap for evolving and supporting your IT infrastructure.

Deliverables

Documentation on current hardware, software and applications

Observations about current infrastructure and use

Short term recommendations and areas for improvement

Long term strategy and positioning

Benefits

Free-up your existing IT resources for strategic areas

Improve uptime and data availability

Undertand your current IT state

Data Management Assessment

One issue that impacts every IT department is the explosive growth of data. Data streams into a business from multiple sources and includes office documents, emails, digital media (including security camera and bodycam), and scanned documents to name a few. Businesses are often required to maintain this data for long periods of time. The combination of rapid growth, the requirement to keep data indefinitely, and the increasing importance of data to the viability of a business is leading our clients to assess their data management practices.

The Zunesis Data Management Assessment can be used to focus separately on Production Data, Archive Data, Backup/Recovery, or it can encompass all three. Is data being stored in line with its value to the business? Is the protection scheme appropriate to meet RPO/RTO? Will the current infrastructure be able to meet demands for future performance and growth?

 

The goal of this assessment is to help our customers develop a strategy to implement data management processes that will accommodate data growth, provide data availability, data security and data protection of their business critical information.

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Deliverables

Storage Architecture Diagram

Observations about current data management practices

Recommendations for improving data management practices

Documentation of short-term and long-term goals and objectives

Benefits

Document current data management practices

Document strategies for aligning data management to the goals of the business

Develop processes for protecting data based on business needs

Document short-term and long-term objectives

Social Listening Assessment

By providing a snapshot of where your organization currently stands and by highlighting areas in which you can strengthen your performance, the Social Listening Assessment can also help you progress towards more effective Social Media communications.

Social Listening Assessment

The Social Listening Assessment provided by Zunesis is a critical exercise to understanding your organizations maturity of using Social Media and / or opportunity of leveraging Social Media to create strategic competitive advantage. Assessment deliverables will include an in-depth report and presentation that provides you with industry, competitor and brand performance in the Social Space. For those that have already incorporated some form of Social Media, the listening assessment is a service that will help you evaluate your effectiveness of using Social Media. The report will identify what’s working well, what’s not, and what might work better with some adjustments. For those that are new to Social Media Listening, the assessment will help your brand continuously improve its Digital Marketing strategies, content creation and overall Social Media performance.

Deliverables

Planning and scoping document

In-depth social listening or digital marketing report

Discovery of your current state as well as your competitive set

Monthly/Quarterly Tracking Reports

Benefits

Develop a set of proven rules and frameworks for Social and Digital Marketing success

Reap measurable, predictable results and significant ROI from your social and online activity

Stay connected to your customers in a way that is both time and budget efficient

Optimize your marketing for increased online presence and higher traffic

Gain up-to-the-minute customer insights for increased sales, improved service, faster product development and more effective marketing

Listen, understand and act on social conversations on a large scale

Virtualization Assessment

Many of our customers have virtualized over the last few years.  However, as with most initiatives, the virtualization process is either not complete, aged, or does not follow changes in best practices.

Today, many companies are using virtualization and have been for many years. Are you using virtualization effectively and efficiently? Are there additional servers, applications or clients that can and should be virtualized? Are your business critical applications a candidate for virtualization?  Whether you are looking at Server virtualization or client virtualization, our Virtualization Assessment and Operational Analysis can provide you with the information needed to improve you virtual environment or fast track your IT project.

Deliverables

Documentation on current environment

Observations about current virtualization and use

Short term recommendations and areas for improvement

Benefits

Improved uptime and data availability

Create a long term strategy

Understand your current environment

Wireless Site Survey

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Most companies do not check their wireless network regularly.  Often, wireless access points will be configured, deployed, and forgotten until a user enters a support ticket.  Wireless systems can also be installed incorrectly from the beginning, without proper evaluation of the environment.  The typical “evaluation” we see when purchasing a new wireless solution is a Predictive Site Survey, where a network engineer will import floor plans into a tool and draw walls on the map give them an idea of what their coverage area will look like when the solution is deployed.  These predictive surveys do a great job at telling you where to place the AP’s, but they lack the real-world data to create the best channel plan to minimize interference with your building neighbors (for example).  There are many variables in a wireless deployment; even something as small as a microwave oven can cause interference when in use.

The Zunesis Wireless Site Survey aims to give network engineers the real-world data they need to ensure a healthy and robust wireless network with minimal RF interference.  Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing solution or validate a recent installation, a professional site survey will give your engineers the data they need to minimize the support calls.

Deliverables

Planning session to confer on objectives and goals for the assessment

Walkthrough of site using the Ekahau Wireless Site Survey tool.

Recommended AP installation locations

Detailed Site Survey report including individual floor plans, points of interference, and coverage area.

Heat maps detailing RF coverage for individual floor plans.

Spectrum analysis for individual floor plans of potential interference, such as microwave ovens

Benefits

Validate a recent wireless network installation

Fine tune their existing deployment to minimize interference and get the most out of your company’s investment.

Create a channel plan (in regards to neighboring wireless networks) for an upcoming deployment.

Identify access point locations to provide the best coverage area for the building

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