Who We Are
What We Do
What We Have Done

COGENT COMPANY OVERVIEW
Who Is Cogent Company?
  Dallas-based technology and management consulting firm…

  • Founded on the premise that:
    • M...
What Services Do We Offer?
                                           Core Infrastructure Services
 Identity and Access   ...
Framework for Discussion
Integration of Frameworks Gets Us to Infrastructure Optimization

                               ...
Core Infrastructure Optimization
Model

                         Identity and Access Management
               Manage Iden...
Business Productivity
Infrastructure Optimization Model
                     Unified Communications & Collaboration
      ...
Application Platform Infrastructure
Optimization Model
                                         User Experience
          ...
How Do We Work?
                           Microsoft
QuickStart
                           Packaged                    Too...
What Have We Done?
Client Firm               Solution                                   Technologies                      ...
Cogent Thinking
  Books

  •Office 2003 Programming: Real World Applications
  •Pro ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming
  •Pro...
Cogent Business Value Planning Services

IMPROVE MY BUSINESSES
PRODUCTIVITY!
Trends and Issues in Technology
Adoption
Primary Finding: Internal Adoption of information worker platforms is
           ...
Unlock the 2007 Office System with
Cogent’s Adoption Planning Services
Cogent-led Engagements to design an Office System
s...
Solution Workshop Components and
    Participants
                                                                        ...
Solution Workshop Deliverables
Deliverables     Description

Current State    Review, documentation, and analysis of the
A...
Deliverable Content and Detail
                                                                  1-Day        3-Day       ...
For More Information, Contact
             Marc Hoppers
         Office: 214.341.1004
Email: mhoppers@cogentcompany.com
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Overview of Cogent Company. Cogent is a consulting firm based in Dallas with Offices in Chicago and Oklahoma City. Learn about our Microsoft-based consulting practice.

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Cogent Company Overview.11292009

  1. 1. Who We Are What We Do What We Have Done COGENT COMPANY OVERVIEW
  2. 2. Who Is Cogent Company? Dallas-based technology and management consulting firm… • Founded on the premise that: • Microsoft’s Office server and productivity tools would be revolutionary in the enterprise application space. • Client service should involve more than just providing a good hourly rate, but rather should focus on delivering value fast and continuously. Team brings unique experience to the table… • Industry-recognized expertise in Microsoft and related enterprise technologies • Experience advising client executives and implementing enterprise-class applications in multiple industries and client sizes. A unique approach… • Whether client serving, recruiting, or developing business, Cogent strives for excellence in every aspect of our business. • Unique engagement model that helps Cogent become a steward of our client’s resources (people, process, and technology) © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  3. 3. What Services Do We Offer? Core Infrastructure Services Identity and Access Security and Data Protection and IT Management and Desktop, Device, and Management Networking Recovery Security Server Management Productivity Services Decision Services Communication Enterprise Content Enterprise Project Unified Enterprise Search (BI/LI) and Collaboration Management Management Communication Custom Application Development Services Service Oriented Architecture User Experience Data Management Software Development and Systems Integration © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  4. 4. Framework for Discussion Integration of Frameworks Gets Us to Infrastructure Optimization • Technology sequencing framework to build Application Platform Infrastructure for a Basic Standardized Advanced Dynamic People Ready Business • Maps IT to business needs Business Productivity • Drive cost reduction, Basic Standardized Advanced Dynamic security & efficiency gains • Backed by analysts Core • Provide guidance and best practices for step-by- Basic Standardized Advanced Dynamic step implementation © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  5. 5. Core Infrastructure Optimization Model Identity and Access Management Manage Identities and Access to Resources * Protect Identities Desktop, Device, and Server Management Manage Desktops and Mobile Devices * Deploy Applications Security and Networking Protect Information * Protect Infrastructure * Provide Access to Resources Data Protection and Recovery Provide Backup * Protect Information * Recover Data Quickly Basic Standardized Rationalized Dynamic © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  6. 6. Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization Model Unified Communications & Collaboration From: Basic e-mail & phone, with ad-hoc teaming To: Secure unified business communications & collaboration beyond firewall Enterprise Content Management From: Content on files shares & poor discoverability To: Federated documents & records mgmt with integrated search capabilities Business Intelligence From: Data silos & manual analysis To: Real-time, strategy-driven closed loop analysis Basic Standardized Rationalized Dynamic © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  7. 7. Application Platform Infrastructure Optimization Model User Experience Move from no UX awareness to proactive collaboration of design and development SOA and Business Process Move from disconnected applications and services to SOA and adaptive business processes Data Management Move from managing disparate data silos to a scalable, integrated data management platform Development Move from ad hoc development on legacy systems to modern, team development throughout the SDLC Business Intelligence Move from data silos and manual analysis to real-time and closed loop analysis Basic Standardized Rationalized Dynamic © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  8. 8. How Do We Work? Microsoft QuickStart Packaged Toolkits Accelerators Series Services Business Value Desktop Deployment Accelerator Planning Services SharePoint Development Accelerator PMO Toolkit Exchange Deployment Managed Content Portal Planning Services Office Business Business Process SharePoint Deployment Application (OBA) Automation Planning Service Integration Accelerator Office Business Value Collaboration and Search Planning Service Requirements Management Toolkit Infrastructure Optimization Rapid Collaboration Microsoft Online Services Accelerator (CorasWorks) Advisory Program © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  9. 9. What Have We Done? Client Firm Solution Technologies Cogent Solutions Fortune 50 wireless Implement PMO for integration of billing • Microsoft Project 2003 Cogent PMO Toolkit telecommunications and customer care systems for largest • Microsoft SharePoint 2003 firm wireless merger. Fortune 50 financial Customize Microsoft Outlook and • Microsoft Office 2003 Cogent Office Application services firm integrate to third party CRM system and Integration Accelerator processes. Fortune 50 software Customize SharePoint to manage Microsoft SharePoint 2007 • Cogent SharePoint firm channel sales process. Development Accelerator Fortune 500 real estate Implement reporting system on legacy Microsoft SQL Server 2005 • Cogent PMO Toolkit services firm operations systems and processes. • Cogent Requirements Management Toolkit Global direct marketing Develop image selection application and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Cogent SharePoint Development service agency integrate digital asset management Server 2007 Accelerator system. Implement web site design. Regional Health Develop and deploy content • Microsoft SharePoint Portal • Cogent Business Value Insurance Firm management system and integrate 3rd Server 2007 Accelerator party applications. • CorasWorks Suite • Cogent Requirements Management Toolkit • Cogent SharePoint Development Accelerator National Specialty Deploy IT governance process and • Microsoft Project Server 2003 • Cogent Business Value Hospital system. • Microsoft SharePoint 2003 Accelerator • Cogent PMO Toolkit © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  10. 10. Cogent Thinking Books •Office 2003 Programming: Real World Applications •Pro ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming •Pro Office 2007 Development with VSTO Articles (call for links) • 5 Business Reasons for Adopting the Windows Platform - CIO.COM •Easy Time & Billing with SharePoint, Outlook, & Excel (and VSTO tool) - Devx.com •Repurpose SharePoint Services Data Using Excel's Spreadsheet XML - Devx.com •Outlook the Way You Want It—Build Custom Outlook GUIs with WinForms & VSTO - Devx.com •Create a Sales Dashboard using Excel, InfoPath and VSTO 2005 - Devx.com •VSTO's Outlook Integration Makes Building Managed Add-ins A Snap - Devx.com •An Office Developer's Timesaver: Using VSTO 2005 to Integrate Excel and Access - Devx.com Blogs (call for links) •Business System Builder •Office Developer •Simple Talk Academics •Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business: Adjunct Faculty; Guest Lecturer, IT and Operations Management. •University of North Texas: Guest Lecturer in College of Business Administration and English Department; Advisory Board, College of Business Administration, Information Technology & Decision Sciences Department © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  11. 11. Cogent Business Value Planning Services IMPROVE MY BUSINESSES PRODUCTIVITY!
  12. 12. Trends and Issues in Technology Adoption Primary Finding: Internal Adoption of information worker platforms is inhibited by cultural issues, i.e. People and Process Issue Result New information worker technologies are Low chance of adoption: Not visible on desktop, deployed in a legacy context as tools/products Not visible to users. Little effort focused on integrating tools to Tools not integrated into business processes solve a specific business problem will often be ignored Capabilities are not actively marketed to the Business is not aware of the potential and business therefore not driven to adopt Absence of a business case for specific solutions Executive or BU management not aware of the or overall strategy. tangible benefits and therefore no push to adopt © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  13. 13. Unlock the 2007 Office System with Cogent’s Adoption Planning Services Cogent-led Engagements to design an Office System solution to improve a specific business process or workflow Develop a formal Business Case for the proposed solution to justify the initiative Develop a detailed Adoption & Implementation plan Workshops will be either 1, 3, 5, 10, or 15 days in length Can be funded through Microsoft Software Assurance benefits © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  14. 14. Solution Workshop Components and Participants Solution Engagement/ Strategy Briefing Solution Workshop Implementation Solution Strategy Workshop Conduct Workshop Workshop Briefing Preparation Workshop Follow-Up Components Follow-Up Meeting • Complete Solution • Narrow Problem Areas • Document and Analyze • Review and Refine Activities Workshop Discovery and Workshop Scope As-Is Process Deliverables as Questionnaire • Identify and Review • Develop To-Be Necessary Relevant Client Solution Design • Launch Solution Documentation and • Develop Deliverables Engagement Materials • Cogent Company • Cogent Company • Cogent • Cogent Participants • Client Lead / Liaison • Client Lead / Liaison • Client Lead / Liaison • Client Lead / Liaison • Client Subject Matter • Client Engagement Experts (SMEs) Team (CET) • Client SMEs © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  15. 15. Solution Workshop Deliverables Deliverables Description Current State Review, documentation, and analysis of the Analysis way a process is currently performed Future State Develop a revised and improved business Analysis process utilizing 2007 Office System Solution Business Case Develop a cost / benefit analysis and case for proposed process change, including key $50.0 Estimated 3-Year Cumulative Cash Flow (Most Likely) performance indicator improvement and $40.0 multi-year cash flow analysis $30.0 Benefits (in Millions) $20.0 Adoption & Guidance on resources required, solution $10.0 Implementation owners, risk mitigation, task sequencing, $0.0 Plan change management, and communication Year 0 ($10.0) Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 required to implement the proposed ($20.0) solution Deliverable / Proposal to implement developed solution, Proposal including summary of current state, future state, and business case analyses © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  16. 16. Deliverable Content and Detail 1-Day 3-Day 5-Day 10-Day 15-Day Executive Summary Current State Analysis Current State Analysis Current State Process Diagram Current State Infrastructure Optimization Assessment Future State Analysis Future State Analysis Future State Process Diagram Future State Infrastructure Optimization Assessment Business Anticipated Benefits Case Anticipated Costs Adoption / Implementation Overview Adoption & Implementation Resources Required Roles & Responsibilities Planning Project Plan Risk Assessment & Mitigation Training, Communications, and Change Management Planning Deliverable / Proposal Level of Content Detail High-Level Moderate In-Depth © 2009. Cogent Company. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary and Confidential.
  17. 17. For More Information, Contact Marc Hoppers Office: 214.341.1004 Email: mhoppers@cogentcompany.com www.cogentcompany.com

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