OUR TEAM

We may be a team of technologists,

but our focus is ALWAYS on business outcomes.

The PURPOSE and FOCUS of the roles described below 

are to help our clients leverage TECHNOLOGY to do what they already do – but better – by helping them:

 

Improve efficiencies

Reduce operational costs

Drive new revenue

Foster innovation

Attract quality employees

 

STRATEGY

ADVISOR

Analyzes data and supports the development of a strategic plan or roadmap.

PROJECT

MANAGER

Keeps our team, vendors and our client organized and on target.

MARKET

ANALYST

Researches market trends and evaluates leading product manufacturers and service providers.

SUBJECT MATTER

EXPERT

Specializes in knowing everything there is to know about a specific hardware or software product.

STRATEGY ADVISOR

Our Strategy Advisors are former CIOs and IT Directors with decades of real world experience, formerly working for companies ranging from mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 corporations. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help define and assess requirements for existing and future initiatives

  • Evaluate integration points between the client, vendor and existing technology

  • Identify potential area of risk and makes recommendations to mitigate

  • Develop strategies for migration/roadmap

  • Evaluate current state business and technical data 

  • Define solution requirements

  • Support vendor election and negotiations

PROJECT MANAGER

With work experience in a variety of industries, our technical Project Managers keep our team, our clients and vendors organized and on target. They seek an understanding of the client's technology processes to more efficiently and effectively plan, align and facilitate communication and progress.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Own initiative project schedule from start to finish

  • Establish and enforce accountability

  • Facilitate coordination efforts

  • Manage bidirectional communication

  • Manage business and technical data gathering

  • Create and maintain project artifacts

  • Oversee Proof of Concepts

  • Oversee project risk resolution

  • Manage regional to global scale technical implementations

MARKET ANALYST

Market Analysts impart valuable "inside" perspectives, continuously research market trends and vet leading product manufacturers and service providers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Keep current on industry trends

  • Keep current on contractual best practices, including terms and conditions, service-level agreements, etc.

  • Perform detailed market evaluations

  • Manage Request for Proposal/Information processes, including documentation, evaluation, scoring and report distribution

SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT

Certified professionals who specialize in knowing everything there is to know about a specific hardware or software technology product and/or process. 

These individuals provide in-depth education on the uses, features and governance of a specific product and/or service.

To get certified, Subject Matter Experts must attend specialized training classes and pass rigorous exams provided by service providers and product manufacturers.

 
 
 
 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Blue Tree is a consulting firm. While we don't provide technology products or support services, our involvement in assessment and implementation has led to our team gaining considerable knowledge and experience in a wide array of information technologies, some of which are listed below. 

 

 TECHNOLOGY

 

PUBLIC CLOUD

Hyperscalers: AWS / GCP / AZURE

PRIVATE CLOUD

HYBRID CLOUD

INTERNET of THINGS (IoT)

as-a-SERVICE:

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) 

Back-Up-as-a-Service( BUaaS)

Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)

Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS)

Contact Center-as-a-Service (CCaaS)

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)

Storage-as-a-Service

Security-as-a-Service

CLOUD

 SUPPORT

 

CLOUD READINESS ASSESSMENT

ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN

IMPLEMENTATION

MIGRATION

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

DEVELOPMENT OPERATIONS

(DevOps)

COST OPTIMIZATION

BUSINESS CONTINUITY 

DATA PROTECTION

DATA RECOVERY

CALL / CONTACT CENTER OPTIMIZATION

CONFIGURATION OPTIMIZATION

 TECHNOLOGY

 

FIREWALL

Physical & Virtual

SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE

WEB APP FIREWALL (WAF)

CLOUD-BASED FIREWALL

ANTI-

VIRUS / MALWARE / RANSOMWARE

SPAM FILTER

LOG MANAGER

DISTRIBUTED DENIAL OF SERVICE (DDoS) MITIGATION

INTRUSION

DETECTION / PREVENTION (IDS / IPS)

ENCRYPTION

USER AUTHENTICATION

& AUTHORIZATION

NETWORK ANALYTICS

SECURITY & COMPLIANCE

 SUPPORT

 

NETWORK OPERATIONS CENTER

SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

FIREWALL MANAGEMENT

SECURITY INFORMATION &  EVENT  MANAGEMENT (SIEM)

SECURE ACCESS

SERVICE EDGE (SASE)

LOG MANAGEMENT

IDS / IPS MANAGEMENT

COMPLIANCE as-a-SERVICE

COMPLIANCE AUDITING

HIPPA, PCI, GDPR, CAPAA

SECURITY AUDITING

PENETRATION TESTING

 TECHNOLOGY

 

STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE

SAN, NAS, etc.

STORAGE-as-a-SERVICE

ANALYTICS ENGINE

DATABASE

DASHBOARDS

DISTRIBUTED FILE SERVICES

ANALYTICS-as-a-SERVICE

BIG DATA

DATA LAKES

DATA WAREHOUSING

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT

DATA BACK-UP,

REPLICATION & RECOVERY

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DATA

 SUPPORT

 

DATA DISCOVERY

DATA EVALUATION

DATA ENGINEERING & ARCHITECTURE

DATA MIGRATION

IMPLEMENTATION

DECOMMISSION

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

DATA COST OPTIMIZATION

DATA SCIENCE

DATA ANALYTICS

DATA MANAGEMENT

DATABASE MANAGEMENT

 TECHNOLOGY

 

APPLICATIONS

PLATFORMS

PROGRAMS

SOFTWARE-as-a-SERVICE

ON-PREM SOFTWARE

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT (CRM)

ENTERPRISE RESOURCE

PLANNING (ERP)

COLLABORATION TOOLS

Email

Chat

Voice

Video

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SOFTWARE

 SUPPORT

 

APPLICATION DISCOVERY

APPLICATION EVALUATION

APPLICATION

ENGINEERING / ARCHITECTURE

APPLICATION IMPLEMENTATION

APPLICATION

PLANNING & EXECUTION

APPLICATION MIGRATIONS

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

COST OPTIMIZATION

APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

DevOps

APPLICATION INTEGRATION

APPLICATION RATIONALIZATION

END-USER TRAINING

 TECHNOLOGY

 

HARDWARE as-a-SERVICE

 

ON-PREM

REMOTE USER DEVICES

END-USER DEVICES / WORKSTATIONS

MOBILITY

Smart Phones

Tablets

MiFi

MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT 

MOBILE DEVICE SECURITY

INFRASTRUCTURE

Server

Storage

Network Security

TELEPHONY / VOICE (PBX)

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT (WAP)

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HARDWARE

 SUPPORT

 

HARDWARE INTEGRATION

DEVICE PROCUREMENT

DEVICE CONFIGURATION

DEVICE IMPLEMENTATION

END-USER SUPPORT / HELP DESK

MOBILE DEVICE

MANAGEMENT (MDM)

COST MONITORING & OPTIMIZATION

DEVICE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT

VOICE MONITORING & MANAGEMENT

DATA DESTRUCTION

 TECHNOLOGY

 

LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN)

WIDE AREA NETWORK (WAN)

SOFTWARE DEFINED

WIDE AREA NETWORK (SD-WAN)

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT (WAP)

CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK (CDN)

DEDICATED INTERNET ACCESS (DIA)

WAN ACCELERATION

BROADBAND

LOAD BALANCING 

4G / 5G WIRELESS

SATELLITE

PUBLIC CLOUD DIRECT CONNECT

POINT-TO-POINT (P2P)

MULTI-PROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING (MPLS)

SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP)

DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL)

PLAIN OLD TELEPHONE SERVICE (POTS)

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NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

 SUPPORT

NETWORK DISCOVERY

NETWORK EVALUATION

NETWORK 

ENGINEERING / ARCHITECTING

NETWORK IMPLEMENTATION

NETWORK 

PLANNING & EXECUTION

NETWORK MIGRATIONS

NETWORK DECOMMISSIONS

OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT

HEAT MAPPING

BANDWIDTH OPTIMIZATION

COMPLEX ROUTING, CONFIGURATION & TROUBLE SHOOTING

 TECHNOLOGY

 

DATA CENTER FACILITIES

EDGE COMPUTING

EXPRESS ROUTING

PHYSICAL SECURITY

POWER

COOLING

 

REDUNDANCY

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COLOCATION

 SUPPORT

 

SPACE & POWER PLANNING

DATA CENTER MIGRATION

DATA CENTER DECOMISSION

DATA DESTRUCTION

HARDWARE RESELLING / RECYCLING

RACKING / STACKING

REMOTE HANDS / FEET

We leverage our team and their expertise to deliver

four core services to our clients.

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