Sierra Consulting Group offers a variety of technology services to non- and for-profit organizations. Our work falls into three general categories: Infrastructure Management, Workflow Optimization, and Technology Integration. See the descriptions below for a more detailed explanation of how we may be of service to your organization.
Local Area Network Installation & Management
Whether your organization is upgrading a local area network, needing adjustments to an existing network, or installing a network for the first time, our team will work with you to develop a network solution that is reliable, cost-efficient, and scalable. Our team has years of experience implementing and managing:
- Microsoft-based servers
- Apple-based servers
- Cisco Meraki networks including switches, wireless access points, and security appliances
- MDM implementation such as Casper Suite by JAMF or Systems Manager by Cisco Meraki
- SonicWall firewalls
Cloud-based Software Conversion
The majority of organizations today are using local area networks to help them connect their employees and accomplish critical business processes. With the growing segment of cloud-based services that are in the industry today, however, many organizations are looking to convert from an on-premise networked environment. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) model that has become enormously popular today, can help your organization become more nimble, realize some great cost savings, and help your company adapt to a more mobile computing environment.
Our team will assess your company’s current environment and what elements can and should be converted to cloud-based services. Whether it’s Google Apps or Microsoft 365, we are able to find a software-as-a-service that is reliable, robust, scalable, and extends beyond the functionality that exists in a LAN-based environment. For more information, please fill out the form on our Contact page and one of our team members will be in touch shortly.
Some organizational issues can be resolved by using existing retail software applications. Software products’ efficacy is sometimes limited by the lack of business specific training for their proper application. Our professionals work with members of your organization to determine what gaps exists in the organization’s business processes. Once the gaps have been determined, we are able to tailor a custom training program that will enrich the organization and its members alike.
Professional Development for Educators
If your school has all of the latest technology but does not have a plan for teacher and student adoption you are not likely to reach your instructional technology goals. We help administrators and their teacher leadership teams identify areas of need and then plan professional development accordingly. The goal is for teachers to be able to efficiently and effectively utilize technology for maximum student engagement and learning. We offer professional development on topics such as: Chromebooks, iPads, Macbooks, document cameras, Smartboards, learning management systems (Google Classroom, Edmodo etc.), flipped learning and screencasting, student blogging, digital portfolios, class websites, and digital citizenship. We can also assist and guide your school or district in the setup and management of testing systems, such as MAP, NWEA, Aimsweb, etc.