A no-nonsense, independent IT consultancy that demystifies 'techie' jargon has been set up by Dr. Graham Oakes, who is already working with major international blue chip companies including Yahoo Europe and Cisco Systems.
Dr. Oakes, a highly qualified IT specialist, systems engineer and project manager with 20 years' experience in the industry, has established Cheshire based Graham Oakes Ltd to provide strategic independent IT consulting and mentoring across the public, private and charity sectors.
The company works to provide a unique range of services, helping larger companies and corporations to decide on the best technology to use, and how to use it, to achieve their business goals. It also helps companies to set up and monitor projects to implement the technologies.
Darryl Feldman, Head of User Experience and Design, Yahoo Europe, says: "Graham Oakes is a passionate and unconventional thinker. His passion for quality and customer focus is complemented by his open nature and inclusive style of working."
Graham Oakes Ltd is able to work with clients and translate unclear jargon into clear, practical, business language. Graham explains: "I work in the 'fuzzy' area where technology, business and people meet; technology is mostly useless if people won't or can't use it and if it doesn't provide some sort of business payback.
"I created Graham Oakes Ltd to help organisations deploy innovative technologies to diverse audiences. Our expertise covers enterprise architecture and IT strategy, as well as application areas such as enterprise content management, customer relationship management and e-learning."
Graham Oakes Ltd deploys highly experienced consultants with a diverse set of technical, management and people-centred skills.