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The "mainframe methodology" was developed over several decades and provides rock-solid applications on the large computers employed by "big" business. We bring the mainframe methodology to the desktop and the server to provide that same reliability for small and medium operations as well.
 

Tools

Operating Systems:

  • AIX
  • Unix
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows ME
  • Windows XP

Languages:

  • C/C++
  • COBOL
  • Dreamweaver
  • Eztrieve
  • Fireworks
  • Focus
  • HTML
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Visual Basic

Databases:

  • DB/2
  • IMS (DL/I)
  • ISAM
  • Flat files
  • Focus
  • Microsoft Access
  • SQL
  • VSAM

Microsoft Office:

  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Word

Much more:

  • Documentation tools
  • Internet/website tools
  • Networking
  • Misc. Tools
  • Security
  • Business continuation/disaster recovery
  • Equipment installation/configuration

Desktop Consulting Services for Microsoft Windows® Operating System

Services
New Applications

We are committed to creating the finest customized Windows systems in the industry.

Viking Waters will design, create, and install superb new Microsoft Windows applications using structured methodology, to your order and train your people to use them

All work will conform to your development and documentation standards and will be thoroughly tested.
 

Customized Reports

Viking Waters will create the exact report you need from your existing databases.

If you are not sure of what you need, our consulting analysts will talk to your people to find out what will work best to solve your reporting problems and then design it. Then our programers will create the program or programs necessary to create exactly the report that will solve your problem.
 

Documentation

Most documentation for customized systems is notoriously poor. The average office or factory worker often fails to understand the instructions because they are either written in "computerees" or so poorly organized as to be incomprehensible.

Viking Waters understands the frustration of the user when faced with poorly-written documentation. We pride ourselves on the quality of the documentation we produce. The systems we produce for you will be properly documented, both to your standards and to the requirements of your eventual users.  And we can upgrade your existing documentaion if needed.
 

Networking
Our network experts will link your desktop computers together or fine-tune your existing internal networks.
 
Website Development

Viking Waters can help you select a host, create a site, and promote it to provide a stream of potential customers.

Learn what it takes to create a website. Read the sidebar note, then link from there to the complete article.
 

Personnel

Our consultants, programmers, and analysts average over 16 years experience developing network, quality business solutions, and systems on the desktop/server environment.

We can provide a virtual assistant, one specialist, a few, management personnel, or an entire project team
 

Changes to Existing Software

Your best analysts and programmers are hard at work on the new system that will launch the company into the 21st century. They're up against a deadline and putting in 12 hours a day 7 days a week.

And to make matters worse, the programmer you held back for maintenance was called up with his reserve unit.

However, your boss needs some major changes to an existing system to match a new feature offered by the competition.

Time to call Viking Waters for a virtual assistant or an on-site programmer.

Our people are experts at finding the best way to design a change or upgrade existing systems while ignoring the pitfalls.
 

Training

A project isn't over just because the programs are installed and the documentation is complete. The people who need to use the new system on a day-to-day basis have to be trained in its use.

We don't consider our job complete until your people are comfortably trained to use the new system and its tools.

Viking Waters can also assist you to set up training programs for other systems that you may already have in-house or may have newly acquired.
 

Consulting
Viking Waters has virtual assistants consultants who can teach you to use desktop computers, networks, and the Internet as strategic weapons in today's highly competitive world. We can also help you simplify your life and your systems to make them easier to understand, maintain, and modify.
What is a Blade Server?

Slim, hotswappable blade servers fit in a single chassis like books in a bookshelf -- and each is an independent server, with its own processors, memory, storage, network controllers, operating system and applications. The blade server simply slides into a bay in the chassis and plugs into a mid- or backplane, sharing power, fans, floppy drives, switches, and ports with other blade servers.

The benefits of the blade approach will be obvious to anyone tasked with running down hundreds of cables strung through racks just to add and remove servers. With switches and power units shared, precious space is freed up -- and blade servers enable higher density with far greater ease.
    - Article courtesy of IBM
 

History of the PC

When IBM decided to enter the microcomputer market, the microcomputer was already becoming fairly popular. Apple was the leader in the field, but there were quite a few other players including Tandy (Radio Shack). One of the hottest chips on the market was the Z80 by a company called Zylog. Apple was using Motorola chips. Tandy used chips from a variety of manufacturers depending upon the machine they were manufacturing. 64K was a lot of memory.

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Creating a Website

Designing and programming a website is just the first step. If no one sees the site, it's worthless.

The design requires careful thought. Who is going to visit? Do you expect more than one type of visitor? Where do you want each type of visitor to go? What do you want the visitor to see?

The toughest job is to get the site to show up on page one of a keyword search. This is a task that is fraught with perils. If done incorrectly, the site will languish on the back pages of search engine results. Worst case, the new site could be blacklisted if the promotional techniques used violate the “rules” set by a search engine.

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Instead of simply dealing with local or regional concerns, many businesses now have to think about global markets and logistics. Many companies have facilities spread out across the country or around the world, and there is one thing that all of them need: A way to maintain fast, secure and reliable communications wherever their offices are located.

 

Businesses are increasingly learning that technology and software alone cannot make a Customer Relationship Management system successful

 

Windows NT Does run Plug and Play

Microsoft has worked hard to hide the "Plug and pray" function in NT, but you can install it easily.

Insert your NT CD-ROM. Locate the Drvlib\Pnpisa\x86 folder. Right click on pnpisa.inf and choose "install". The system will ask you to reboot your computer to complete the installation.

Double-check in Services in the Control Panel to make sure it will run automatically on reboot.

 

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