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email: stevet@mweb.co.za

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Test-fly your company on the internet A business plan for you and the internet
Secure your site Information Architecture Services
Integrate your systems Internet collaboration Webmaster Services
STA's Internet Executive Workshops ... are designed to prepare a business for using the Internet. 
This one day seminar is customized by the industry and function represented by the client and will: 
  • Raise the client's understanding and awareness of the Internet and it's potential for electronic commerce.
The workshop includes a review of Internet features, benefits, and services; an overview of the World Wide Web (WWW), and an outline of the techniques available for: 
  • connecting to the Internet
  • Demonstrate how other business in similar industries and functions are exploiting the Internet and discuss how the clients can derive similar benefits
  • Discuss the many aspects of using Internet including connectivity, security, guidelines for commerce, internal and external collaboration, and information distribution
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STA's Internet Business Planning Service ... is designed to prepare a business for using the Internet. 
This is accomplished by: 
  • Raising the client's understanding and awareness of the Internet and it's potential for electronic commerce.
  • The service includes a review of Internet features, benefits, and services; an overview of the World Wide Web (WWW), and an outline of the techniques available for connecting to the Internet.
  • Evaluating business needs and potential business benefits of using the Internet.
  • Includes assessment of the client's business need for an Internet connection, an evaluation of client business functions that would gain the most benefit, and a review of connectivity options and security considerations.
  • Providing recommendations for the next steps a business should take to connect to the Internet.
  • Includes a business plan that recommends hardware and software requirements, telecommunications services, staffing and maintenance requirements, and next steps. These recommendations are based on an evaluation of the client's current systems, networks, and his/her readiness to implement an Internet-based electronic commerce business strategy.
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STA's Internet Business Pilot Service ... provides a simple, cost-effective package that enables you to quickly establish your business presence on the Internet with a World Wide Web (WWW) server that is populated with your own business information collection. 
The Internet Business Pilot helps your business and technical decision makers to quickly evaluate the value of implementing a Web server, to determine what information should be communicated, and to define the effort required for full-scale implementation. The pilot is conducted in two phases.
  • Phase one defines initial content, develops the web pages, and hosts it on an STA associate's Web server for a 60 day trial period. 
  • Phase two conducts user evaluation and feedback activities based on the results of the trial period and establishes the next steps your organization should take in refining your information collection for world-wide consumption as well as long term hosting 
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STA's Firewall Security Service ... includes both state-of-the-art software and the services of a highly qualified security consultant. 
The consultant tailors the firewall to enforce your network security policy and also trains your staff in all aspects of the firewall's operation. The firewall will be programmed to give you exceptional control over your private network's inbound and outbound traffic. Using a highly granular set of components, you can set access rules that specify: Applications such as E-mail, FTP, Telnet, World Wide Web, and USENET news The source and destination subnets, hosts, and ports. 
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STA's Web Information Architecture consulting service ... helps, as a primary goal, an organization distribute information (internally and/or externally) via the Internet technology. 

This could involve creating a Home Page with associated information linkages that meets the organizations primary business goals. This is accomplished by: 
 

  • Reviewing business requirements
  • Determining what information the company wants to make available 
  • Architecting the information in an organized manner for the Home Page 
  • Creating the Home Page and other associated web pages 
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STA's Internet Application & Data Integration Service ... is designed to help a business for integrating information systems with the Internet. This is accomplished by: 
  • Working with the customer to identify the applications and data whose integration with Internet technology would benefit the organization.
  • Defining the requirements for the functions, user interfaces, data partitions and security levels corresponding to the system objects to be integrated.
  • Designing a solution architecture for the application and data integration requiring minimal reengineering of applications.
  • Developing appropriate HTML pages, CGI scripts, object wrappers, encryptions, authentication scripts, and indexing to provide seamless integration.
  • Training of users and administrators in the use and maintenance of the application tools.
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STA's Internet Collaboration Service ... is designed to help a business for using the Internet for electronic collaboration. 
This is accomplished by: 
  • Working with the customer to understand user requirements for workgroup collaboration including functions such as data sharing, mail, conferencing, information retrieval and distribution
  • Additional requirements such as geographic distribution, network availability, security, work styles and existing support infrastructure will be analysed.
  • Designing a set of Internet tools and technology that when added to the current environment will meet the user requirements
  • Integrating these tools into the environment and prototyping with a subset of users to validate the design. This may involve integration with other collaboration or groupware tools used within the organization.
  • Creating procedures and utilities for administering this environment on a day-to-day basis.
  • Rolling out the solution and support mechanisms across the enterprise.
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STA's Internet Commerce Service ... is designed to help an organization conduct business over the Internet. This is accomplished by: 
  • Working with the customer to identify the opportunities for e-commerce over the Internet.
  • Designing the Solution Architecture to support the selected business initiatives for commerce.
  • Creating the front-end applications for user connection, such as electronic 'store front', webmall, or home page.
  • Developing/Integrating back-end applications such as order processing, resource planning, payment processing, shipping etc. to the front-end web applications.
  • Defining and applying appropriate levels of security mechanisms.
  • Training of developers and administrators in the maintenance of the applications and tools.
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STA's Webmaster Service ... is designed to provide the web administrators in an organization with up-to-date technical information, training and mentoring. 
This is accomplished by: 
  • Providing Webmaster Training materials, Web Architecture Templates, Guides etc. along with periodic updates
  • Distributing periodic newsletters discussing new tools, techniques, security alerts, and other developments in the area of Internet
  • Providing periodic onsite briefings
  • Offering Retainer consultancy to help the Webmasters with issues covering Performance, Security, Web Application Development, Tool Usage, Information Management etc.
  • Providing On-call consultant familiar with the organization's environment to resolve tactical issues
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Last Update: 27th August 1998