integration and implementation of technology-focused business solutions

November 2015

Jump start team productivity

November 17th, 2015

DBA for increased productivityThe idea of building a house without a strong foundation doesn’t sound very smart, does it? We all know without a solid base, the walls and roof would eventually collapse, leaving the owner with an inhabitable home.

That same analogy can be used to understand the importance of Oracle Administrators. They set the rebar and pour the concrete of the foundational structure of a platform, so to speak. Here’s a few things to know about their foundational work.

A High Learning Curve

The administrative role and tasks associated with it have a high learning curve. In other words, there’s a lot to know just to lay down the platform.

Using an Oracle administrator frees your team up to do with they do best, like developing software products. The return on investment for that productivity is likely a better option than the cost of time and capital just building the initial structure.

On Premise PaaS

In order to achieve results quickly, using a company, such as LSG Solutions, as the system administrator is the equivalent of having an on-premise platform-as-a-service (PaaS). We are able to offer this specialty type service due to our in-house talent.

Businesses find that the time savings alone is enough to offset the cost. In other words, let us do what we do well, so that you can do what you do well.

Wrapping It Up

At LSG Solutions, we strive to meet the unique IT needs of each of our clients. Every business is different, and so technology needs will always vary. We have the ability to outline your needs and provide solutions.

To find out more about how we can provide resolution for your organization’s IT challenges, please contact us today. LSG Solutions stands ready to help you move your business forward.

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A look back

November 3rd, 2015

LSG old websiteIn 2004, the world continued to change at a rapid pace. The Dotcom bubble of the late 90’s had ruptured in 2000. The terrorism on September 11, 2001 and the following recession saw the collapse of numerous tech companies.
Those years proved as preparation for LSG’s founders, Jeff Longwell and Alan Sheppard. Seeing the industry changes and the need for a dependable enterprise-level IT company in Oklahoma, they started LSG Solutions, LLC.

As a young company one of their first hurdles was location. They needed appropriate space, as well as a location with something other than dial up internet. A good combination of high speed internet and location was an issue; therefore, Sheppard built his very own private cloud at his residence with various windows and linux servers. Sheppard indicated, “The excessive white noise was certainly a conversation starter for guests that year!”

The initial plan for a revenue stream fell through and, later, LSG had to participate in the risky public sector bids and proposals system. The business was able to win the bid to develop the Violent Offenders database system for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, due to the Mary Rippy Act. About the same time, due to our previous experience, Oracle Corporation approached LSG about becoming a value-added reseller of software. This enabled the company to begin a track record of success.

In 2008, after disagreement about the company’s goals and continued expansion, Longwell sold his share of the company to Sheppard. Sheppard still continues as the company’s owner, today.

The following years, 2010-2011, were lean years due to the recession. However, with persistence and a continued focus on finding customers that appreciate and respect our talent and services, along with a newfound secret sauce, the company weathered the financials recession storm.

The past few years have led to continued growth and development for LSG Solutions. We believe our success is directly attributed to the trusting relationship with our customers. It is uncommon for clients to utilize LSG Solutions for less than a year. A large majority of our client relationships are long-term; primarily due to the visible and beneficial impact made on these projects.

Currently, LSG Solutions is the only Oklahoma-based organization designated by Oracle Corporation as an Oracle Gold Partner for State and Public Sector entities in the state of Oklahoma. LSG also appears to be the only Oracle-reseller incorporated in Oklahoma.

We are proud of our history, and the hard work that brought us to where we are today. As we look to the future, we are dedicated to continued partnership with our clients and the pursuit of keeping the bar high.

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