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  • Desktop Development Solutions
    the intended project and determines its goals Systems analysis requirements definition Refines project goals into defined functions and operation of the intended application Analyzes end user information needs Systems design Describes desired features and operations in detail including screen layouts business rules process diagrams pseudo code and other documentation Implementation The real code is written here Integration and testing Brings all the pieces together into a special testing environment then checks for errors bugs and interoperability Acceptance installation deployment The final stage of initial development where the software is put into production and runs actual business Maintenance What happens during the rest of the software s life changes correction additions moves to a different computing platform and more This the least glamorous and perhaps most important step of all goes on seemingly forever The above methodology is tried and true has validity for smaller projects But It Doesn t Work for larger multi user applications The waterfall model is well understood but it s not as useful as it once was In a 1991 Information Center Quarterly article Larry Runge says that SDLC works very well when we are automating the activities of clerks and accountants It doesn t work nearly as well if at all when building systems for knowledge workers people at help desks experts trying to solve problems or executives trying to lead their company into the Fortune 100 Another problem is that the waterfall model assumes that the only role for users is in specifying requirements and that all requirements can be specified in advance Unfortunately requirements grow and change throughout the process and beyond calling for considerable feedback and iterative consultation The needs of development have changed and the methodologies have altered to meet the challenges of networked and enterprise systems The fountain model recognizes that although some activities can t start before others such as you need a design before you can start coding there s a considerable overlap of activities throughout the development cycle The spiral model emphasizes the need to go back and reiterate earlier stages a number of times as the project progresses It s actually a series of short waterfall cycles each producing an early prototype representing a part of the entire project This approach helps demonstrate a proof of concept early in the cycle and it more accurately reflects the disorderly even chaotic evolution of technology Build and fix is the crudest of the methods Write some code then keep modifying it until the customer is happy Without planning this is very open ended and can by risky In the rapid prototyping sometimes called rapid application development model initial emphasis is on creating a prototype that looks and acts like the desired product in order to test its usefulness The prototype is an essential part of the requirements determination phase and may be created using tools different from those used for the final product Once the prototype is approved it is discarded and the real software is written This

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  • MS Access SQL Server Oracle Database Development
    and of course relation database design and ADO technologies We have a wide range of testing servers clients and workstations so that we can test your application in the environment in which it is going to be used As well as all the current versions we also keep a number of old computers operating systems as we know that not all our clients have the latest state of the art machines On that note our senior engineer refuses to give up his dual boot NT4 Linux PC Over the years we have been in business for 12 years we have created an extensive in house VB and SQL code and algorithm library containing thousands of proven routines and components this allows us to complete your job faster and cheaper as well as helping us to keep to our goal of delivering to you a robust high quality product in a reasonable timescale Reusable code is the cornerstone of successful development and proof that developers are truly the laziest professional group on the planet We also keep a very extensive library of reference books magazines articles support tools and software utilities We are Microsoft MSDN Universal subscribers which provides us copies of all of Microsoft s Office products operating systems servers applications etc so that we can develop and test your application in the correct environment Our Design Coding Practices All of our software is developed to the highest professional standards and we follow Best Practice principles throughout the development cycle While we have detailed exactly what this statement entails several times throughout out our development section we point out here that development practices are honed through years of practices and discipline Not to put too fine a point on it there are a great many firms in operation that lack the experience and coding ethics you should be able to expect but may not receive Navigate the waters of Independent Software Vendors with care Pricing Quality We can either work on a Fixed Price or a Time Materials basis as you wish although most of our work is done on a Fixed Price basis Are You Cheap No we are not cheap but we do offer excellent value for money We aim to deliver high quality robust professional solutions to you and therefore we do not cut corners This would normally make our solutions more expensive however our code libraries a wide range of routines and functions that we have built up over many years and which have been designed to be re used in different projects allow us to bring the costs back down to the industry average or even below so you get a very high quality solution without paying extra for it and don t forget that unlike most other developers our software also comes complete with source code and a lifetime guarantee The quality of developed software can vary significantly Quality is difficult to quantify but all software should be developed to professional Best Practice standards

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  • Automation Solutions Development
    Neo Paradigms provides highly scalable digital business solutions that are aimed at aiding companies in their growth and helping them realize their fullest potential on and off line Office Automation Solutions Neo Paradigms has a long history of developing custom documents for use in Microsoft Office products The Office product is a truly remarkable productivity suite and has over time proven indefensible in the business marketplace Take maximum advantage of your software investment by customizing your documents to work within your business needs the DEFAULT documents are just the beginning of what Microsoft Office can do for you Neo Paradigms will assist your office staff by producing documents that are smart and work together for you The triad of Word Access and Excel prove to be a very potent tool for sharing information and data in coherent living documents These documents can be caused to auto update from remote data stores rebuild reports on the fly even send data receipts when read or printed The kinds of tasks that commonly are embedded in a document template include Repetitive tasks Complex Formulae Cross application data transfers OLE Automation Data access pre formatted reports spreadsheet row column cell protection These are just some of the common tasks we routinely provide for our clients documents One of the most common requests we get is to provide modules for use in Microsoft Access that utilize Microsoft Excel to print formatted data reports of very large size We don t wish to speak ill of the tool but Crystal Reports does not handle extra wide reports very gracefully Neo Paradigms development team has more a decade of experience designing applications under Windows 9 x NT ME 2K XP The mainstay of our work has been in data driven business applications There is no reason why

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  • Software and Systems Integration
    or migrate your existing code base to a new platform Hosting and storage solutions Impliment a secure storage system or offload your common software to a state fo the art Application Service Provider see below Customization of and integration with existing software applications Update your code base to provide seamless integration and more robust functionality Database design and manipulation Migrate your enterprise data to more efficient and secure modern data stores without loss or downtime Networking solutions Communicate and share data and resources throughout your enterprise Impliment secure policy procedures to protect your network your data and your clients Technical consulting services Get professional assistance in providing recovery and disaster planning project management short and long term contracted labor systems and code analysis Get the right answers you require to meet your business goals Integration of wireless communications Expand your enterprise network to include permitting your engineers to take their desktop to planning meetings Augment your intranet to include WML wireless markup language resources Secure your laptops PDAs and all wireless devices to prevent bandwidth theft and wireless espionage Application Service Provider ASP solutions Subscribe to or rent applications hosted on hardware provided by a provider Reliability security and other sophisticated advanced features like managed hardware and network monitoring make hosted applications the ideal solution for any number of platforms and networked applications An ASP will provide you with the following benefits Focus on core competencies and strategic objectives Minimize total cost of ownership Lower post implementation management costs Predictability of cash flow Improve efficiency of internal IT staff Proven tested solution Quicker return on investment Reduced implementation time Less customization lower consulting fees Access to the best applications Reduces initial software license fees Training and apprenticeship programs Education and training is a necessary element whenever a new tool is

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  • Custom Project Management Services
    processes and a company commitment to use them Our approach is a preventative one that seeks to identify and mitigate the risks associated with any project Neo Paradigms choice for a project management methodology contains a very thorough and effective set of steps that help to ensure the successful conclusion of any Information Technology IT project Finally a critical tool and extension of Neo Paradigms project management methodology is the company s approach to administrating and documenting a project effort The company has put together a formal documentation approach a complete set of documentation templates and full instructions for their usage to ensure consistent thorough and effective information is collected for its project efforts Time and Material or Fixed Price Project Management Services Besides Time Material and Fixed Price Project Management engagements Neo Paradigms now offers the following services Project Audit Project Recovery Knowledge Transfer Capability Project Program Management Office Capability Project Audit Neo Paradigms makes available the knowledge and experience of its project management staff to customers for purposes of reviewing evaluating and developing an opinion on the state of the customer s internal project activities Because each customer and project is unique these are specialized consulting engagements Project Recovery Project recovery is defined as the activity of taking over management of a project already known to be in trouble and driving that project to successful completion attaining all or a sufficient number of the objectives the customer had for it Project recovery does not constitute normal day to day project activities or skill levels and takes experienced highly skilled and proficient personnel to accomplish these efforts As another service to its customers Neo Paradigms offers personnel with the required experience to accomplish this extreme project management activity Knowledge Transfer Capability The formal nature of project management at Neo

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  • Flash Media Design and Development
    to offer your web screen saver disc game or presentation project It is media rich capable of compelling nearly 3D imagery and animated motion It can incorporate multiple audio tracks including ambient music voice over narration accent or cue sound bytes and lip synched voice tracks Flash s interactive capability is however the most compelling feature It makes Flash the tool of choice for authoring games web pages presentations almost

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  • Flash Media Design and Development
    Paradigms Contact Us Be Intense Intriguing Seductive 3D Design In 1994 when we were known as CyberSoft Data Solutions our senior developer revealed that he was interested in using his skills as a 3D modeler and add 3D graphics to our commercial venue It sounded crazy but when you are a small company you go with crazy from time to time We turned our sales force loose on it and then rest is history Neo Paradigms specializes in business use graphics Nearly everything we produce however begins in the 3D environment When we produce images of our clients products they are constructed in 3D and rendered in full photo realistic high resolution proofs that we then re master in post process to produce the final product This methodology allows us to precisely control the color lighting composition and even camera angle and focal range to produce the desired mood and intensity of the final product Neo Paradigms 3D images are we feel superior to actual photo images due to the level of control available through the medium We design and implement three dimensional solutions for presentations displays web applications and motion picture content 3D is not limited to product imagery

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  • 3D Web Design and Development
    s own browser plug in but in our testing and applications we have found it to be very well behaved an we recommend this format highly Neo Paradigms has created several VR projects for the web including a rather large completely VR shopping mall sadly defunct now and quite ahead of its time when commissioned While we would hesitate to suggest an entire web site constructed in VR we have experienced it put to good use to display products in a manner that cannot be competed with The most memorable example was Dodge s web site for their new line of vehicles when the Viper and Neon were introduced The interior of each vehicle was presented in interactive animation that included see thru engine blocks etc We design for and are committed to developing 3D Web content Our works have been part of private digital 3D web art research corporate R D art and educational presentations The 3D web is the home of literary Neuromancers and sci fi trekkers the place of stereoscopic 3D virtual reality 2004 conferences the place of art science and entertainment With 3D animation and scale free network interaction leading to better gaming with stereoscopic 3D viewing and user interaction leading to better entertainment and new forms of art the 3D web continues to grow in visibility and prominence Thumbnail history of Web 3D The VRML Legacy Although we like many other 3D enthusiasts are still romancing Neuromancer a classic 3D work Virtual Reality on the Web has undergone major shape shifts since it s inception as VRML 1 0 in the 90 s VRML was designed for the web to allow real time 3D interactive virtual worlds featuring low poly low bandwidth rendering in a HTML environment VRML node structure has evolved mutated to X3D for extensible 3D markup and much of it is incorporated into the MPEG 4 standard VRML browsers have evolved and new X3D browsers greatly expand on the earlier VRML 97 standards with extended media and texture lighting capabilities The VR field is as wide as open source and proprietary standards allow Open source Cosmo VRML browsers are still in use 12 web users by 1992 s count compared with 40 for standalone Netscape browsers Current 3D web offerings includes game engines Quake Aurora freeware Nebula etc which feature faster animation better lighting ray tracing and better multi user support for 3D environments All software mutates recombines splits apart and VR will continue to evolve into future forms including stereoscopic 3D browsing and 3D gaming 3D Web Java 3D We employ Java applets animations on several client sites as a 2D 3D complement to VR Since the 90 s java applet art and Java 3D has proliferated in part due their cross platform capabilities portability and in part due to the creative efforts of vendors Character driven environments The avatar of old is now streamlined for quick user modification and multi user interactive worlds such as those found in the multi

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