Companies own a lot of structured (mostly stored in databases)
and unstructured data (invoices, files, emails, incoming
documents). Access to this information is often restricted
by complex information technology structures, networking
issues and incompatible reporting tools (e.g. SQL).
In order to operate more effectively, companies need a
single point of access – an information portal that
acts as a gatekeeper to the information, securing it and
enabling rapid access when required, and from any location.
Ockham’s business expertise encompasses projects
concerned with the collection, storage, and retrieval of
electronic information, as well as the creation of information
portals to provide widespread access to this information.
These portals integrate or replace old information storage
systems like directories, email systems, archiving systems
(paper or electronic), microfiche and microfilm, spool files,
printing and dispatching systems, faxes, and copies.
In this way, these portals become the knowledge center of
Ockham is an ideal partner for the development of these
information warehouses based upon internet technology. Thanks
to its considerable expertise in software engineering, its
extensive application development portfolio and its results-driven
project management skills, Ockham can successfully design,
develop and maintain complex intranet and internet applications.
The most appropriate architecture is used for a specific
solution, ensuring it is scaleable to a customer’s
business needs. Working with reusable components enables
low-maintenance applications to be created. Existing applications
can be integrated into these new applications with minimum
disruption to existing systems.
Ockham complements its own expertise with partners APPIC,
the developers of the STARJET
product family, and integrates the STARJET document management
system into information portals. The result is an information
warehouse, providing access anytime and from any location
- information at the click of a mouse.
Ockham delivers turnkey projects, including change management,
data uploading or input, user training, data processing,
and conversion and digitization of existing systems or documents.
Ockham was one of the first Belgian centers of expertise
in Linux (www.linux.org),
and PostgreSQL (www.postgres.org).
Ockham’s own development framework was built using
Open Source Components (www.opensource.org)
and Ockham continues to help establishing and improving
open standards within the World Wide Web Consortium (www.w3.org).
application is developed using the same architecture and
components, providing Ockham with extensive and up to date