Services

Hydratech offers our customers the ability to mitigate the challenges of time and resources often encountered when there’s a need to keep pace with innovative or emerging technologies while also maintaining a high level of operational, management, and service commitment.

Focused on achieving excellence in execution, Hydratech will augment your senior technical and executive staff with strategic counsel and facilitation of a visionary direction to the ‘nuts and bolts’ planning and execution geared to skillfully moving organizations to technical and competitive leadership within their industry. Hydratech offers such capability based upon deep technical expertise, years of execution preparedness and implementation, delivery excellence, and keen awareness of industry trends.

Architecture, Engineering, and Implementation

Cloud computing, adaptive security architecture, machine learning, mobility, and social media technologies are fast-moving technologies that, while still often thought to be ‘futures,’ are already here. Enterprises must leverage these now, and must also continue operations and services while introducing new systems and processes.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Analyze complex environments (such as data centers) focusing attention on the unique considerations that will achieve well planned and executed migrations of technical (e.g. compute, storage, network, monitoring) and process elements across all environment platforms on premise, co-located, cloud, and hybrid cloud.
  • Collaborate with both application owners and engineering / operations staff to develop: business cases, highly available and fault-tolerant to-be architectures, technology refresh approaches (such as migration to cloud-hosted environments), designs, integration with or re-engineering of management and support processes and tools, etc.
  • Lead and support project planning and execution, maintaining service-level objectives, mentorship or oversight of identified project teams, and at-the-ready assistance for unforeseen issues.

Think of us for:

  • Architecture Development and Review
  • Solution Engineering
  • Data Center Modernization
  • Cloud/Hybrid Cloud Migration Enablement
  • Managed Services
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Risk Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Project/Execution Planning & Oversight
  • Performance Metrics and Execution Monitoring

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Vision and Strategy: Identification, Development and Execution

The momentum of technology advances often outpaces the ability for organizations to keep abreast of next-generation technology. Understanding, selecting, planning and implementing enhanced solutions requires significant review and consideration, as well as the right processes, to reach optimal, best-value decisions in support of current operations, improved competitiveness, future capability and sustained, quality customer servicing.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Identify key organizational needs that align with business strategic goals
  • Identify key market and environmental factors that drive end-state vision and strategy goals, as well as the plans to achieve the goals.
  • Implement customizable processes and templates for technical requirements definition and cost analysis for the evaluation of relevant technologies and products.
  • Coordinate dialogs with industry analysts and vendors to align requirements with technology offerings; identifying and validating use-cases for evaluation within a test environment.
  • Provide detailed cost-benefit analyses as key input to procurement plans.
  • Develop business cases and decision briefs for executive leadership to ascertain validity of actions related to technology migrations and recommended product selection.

Think of us for:

  • Needs and Outcomes Assessment
  • Strategy Review and Development
  • Tactical Planning
  • Functional/Technical Requirements Analysis
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Products and Integrated Systems Against
  • Requirements
  • Assessments of Alternatives

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Vision and Strategy: Identification, Development and Execution

The momentum of technology advances often outpaces the ability for organizations to keep abreast of next-generation technology. Understanding, selecting, planning and implementing enhanced solutions requires significant review and consideration, as well as the right processes, to reach optimal, best-value decisions in support of current operations, improved competitiveness, future capability and sustained, quality customer servicing.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Identify key organizational needs that align with business strategic goals
  • Identify key market and environmental factors that drive end-state vision and strategy goals, as well as the plans to achieve the goals.
  • Implement customizable processes and templates for technical requirements definition and cost analysis for the evaluation of relevant technologies and products.
  • Coordinate dialogs with industry analysts and vendors to align requirements with technology offerings; identifying and validating use-cases for evaluation within a test environment.
  • Provide detailed cost-benefit analyses as key input to procurement plans.
  • Develop business cases and decision briefs for executive leadership to ascertain validity of actions related to technology migrations and recommended product selection.

Think of us for:

  • Needs and Outcomes Assessment
  • Strategy Review and Development
  • Tactical Planning
  • Functional/Technical Requirements Analysis
  • Laboratory Evaluation of Products and Integrated Systems Against
  • Requirements
  • Assessments of Alternatives

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Compliance, Risk Assessment, and Information Security

Identifying and addressing standards and compliance within any architectural and organizational framework, proposed or existing, should be done as a key component of a review, design, or migration effort; it will establish a sound working balance between goals and requirements. And, whether internal or external to an organization, it is a critical-path factor to executing reliable, secure, and modifiable network systems, operations, and service delivery within definable risk.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Create standards-compliant compute, storage, and network and security architectures in alignment with complex technical and security standards and frameworks (such as FedRAMP) during architecture, design, and implementation activities.
  • Lead the implementation of complex security controls and processes to ensure both intra-organizational and customer-facing compliance related to: confidentiality, integrity, availability, fault tolerance, redundancy, external system or network intrusion, disaster recovery, etc.
  • Facilitate demonstrations of compliant systems and processes within customer review and audit functions (e.g. FedRAMP).

Think of us for:

  • Compliance Audit
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Security Incident Response
  • Risk Management
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Data Protection
  • Encryption
  • Compliance and Security Management Tools

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Emerging Technologies Insight and Technology Change Management

Technological change is accelerating – technological change today is occurring at the slowest pace you will experience for the rest of your life.

Does an organization have a responsibility to seek out new technology? For what purpose and to what outcome? And at what cost? At what impact?

These are tough questions. “Newest” doesn’t mean “better.” Answering these questions requires going beyond the PowerPoint architectures that vendor sales staff provide. Getting to ground truth on technology capabilities and their maturity requires time and comprehensive understanding and review to best decide upon technology directions that deliver new capabilities, improve competitive position, enhance the employee experience, and reduce costs and time for service delivery.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Track emerging technologies and trends within the information technology industry specific to the organization’s requirements and customer base.
  • Participate in and also lead working groups convened to exchange ideas, deliver feedback on and drive future plans, products, and standards.
  • Plan, manage logistics and facilitate “portfolio days” with vendors, partners and startups, with attention to connecting and encouraging discussion and information exchange to address the customer organization’s requirements, including the coordination of follow-up actions.

Think of us for:

  • Market Analysis
  • Demonstrations and Testbed Configurations
  • Vendor and Venture Capital Portfolio Evaluation
  • Coordination of Portfolio Days for Rapid Review of Capabilities
  • Solution Evaluation
  • Partnership Models
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Compliance

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Emerging Technologies Insight and Technology Change Management

Technological change is accelerating – technological change today is occurring at the slowest pace you will experience for the rest of your life.

Does an organization have a responsibility to seek out new technology? For what purpose and to what outcome? And at what cost? At what impact?

These are tough questions. “Newest” doesn’t mean “better.” Answering these questions requires going beyond the PowerPoint architectures that vendor sales staff provide. Getting to ground truth on technology capabilities and their maturity requires time and comprehensive understanding and review to best decide upon technology directions that deliver new capabilities, improve competitive position, enhance the employee experience, and reduce costs and time for service delivery.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Track emerging technologies and trends within the information technology industry specific to the organization’s requirements and customer base.
  • Participate in and also lead working groups convened to exchange ideas, deliver feedback on and drive future plans, products, and standards.
  • Plan, manage logistics and facilitate “portfolio days” with vendors, partners and startups, with attention to connecting and encouraging discussion and information exchange to address the customer organization’s requirements, including the coordination of follow-up actions.

Think of us for:

  • Market Analysis
  • Demonstrations and Testbed Configurations
  • Vendor and Venture Capital Portfolio Evaluation
  • Coordination of Portfolio Days for Rapid Review of Capabilities
  • Solution Evaluation
  • Partnership Models
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Compliance

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Team/Practice Leadership and Collaboration

The most significant success factor in achieving any vision or strategic goal lies in its execution, from design decisions to implementation. This success factor hinges on people who have strong initiative to approach the mission and work in a collaborative but systematic manner to create and build what is required. Selecting and managing these people requires a keen understanding of team dynamics, the ability to clearly communicate, and a confident, guiding and participatory leadership style.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Build and lead efficiently structured technical teams poised to realize strategic goals without false steps and inefficiencies, and within allocated timeframes as well as financial objectives.
  • Structure teams by identifying required skills, securing the resources from within multiple business entities, and establishing a team that fits within the organization’s culture to better guarantee good intra-team and inter-team collaboration and communication that will result in quality outcomes.
  • Report progress on project objectives and milestones to requisite departmental and senior management, leveraging standard industry engineering approaches such as Agile, Kanban, and mind mapping.

Think of us for:

  • Operational Team Guideline Development
  • Team Management and Coordination of Work
  • Team Brainstorming
  • Training Program Development
  • Staff Evaluations
  • Project Management, Performance Metrics and Status Reporting

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Proposal Development

In the highly competitive technology solutions industry well-crafted capabilities statements, RFI responses, and proposals, using comprehensive methodologies for format and content selection, offer a best practice approach to winning business or making good solutions decisions because information in hand is complete, compliant, and compelling.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Develop compelling solutions that address any and all particulars (administrative, technical, operational, etc.) of requestor solicitations.
  • Draft compliant proposal text and graphics that tell a compelling story with clear, refined messages and highlight specific discriminators.

Think of us for:

  • Analysis of Solicitations
  • Solution Engineering
  • Competitive Position Analyses
  • Competitor Analyses
  • Technical Writing
  • Independent Reviews (aka Color Team Reviews)
  • Technical Proposal Team Management and Coordination of Work

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Proposal Development

In the highly competitive technology solutions industry well-crafted capabilities statements, RFI responses, and proposals, using comprehensive methodologies for format and content selection, offer a best practice approach to winning business or making good solutions decisions because information in hand is complete, compliant, and compelling.

In support of such activities, Hydratech will:

  • Develop compelling solutions that address any and all particulars (administrative, technical, operational, etc.) of requestor solicitations.
  • Draft compliant proposal text and graphics that tell a compelling story with clear, refined messages and highlight specific discriminators.

Think of us for:

  • Analysis of Solicitations
  • Solution Engineering
  • Competitive Position Analyses
  • Competitor Analyses
  • Technical Writing
  • Independent Reviews (aka Color Team Reviews)
  • Technical Proposal Team Management and Coordination of Work

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