Kobatera provides high-level information technology consulting services to major corporations and regional firms with the
vision and desire to apply Internet related technologies to achieve competitive advantage. We see success through our clients' eyes.
We focus on understanding your business, and only making recommendations that fit within your business model and are
practical to implement. Our goal is to create significant value and return on investment for our customers.
We have chosen to focus our consulting services on these specific areas.
- Performance Engineering
Kobatera has extensive experience in Performance Engineering. Performance Engineering generally falls into two categories, issue identification and performance assurance.
We have deep experience in both aspects. Issue identification is typically an urgent need to resolve a production issue. This involves utilizing tools to measure
component performance and gather detailed technical information, such as thread or heap dumps. It requires expert abilities to analyze
the collected information and identify the underlying issues.
Performance assurance is the methodical practice of verifying that systems can satisfy performance requirements before they are deployed to production.
This requires inclusion into the software development process, similar to functional testing. It involves requirements gathering, script writing, testing, analysis,
and recommendations. We can perform these functions for an organization for the short term, or help a company set up their own performance assurance
procedures and best practices.
See the Clients page for specific examples.
- Internet Architecture We work with companies to define a coherent and consistent Internet architecture that will achieve the organization's goals.
This may be as extensive as developing an architecture that integrates with numerous mainframe and middleware systems to provide real-time data to secure
Internet sessions, or as simple as choosing a platform for a standalone self-service system.
- Enterprise Architecture We work with companies to define a coherent and consistent enterprise architecture that will achieve the organization's goals.
This can be as complex as developing an overall enterprise architecture strategy dealing with hundreds of systems, or simply contributing portions of a
strategy that deals with the use of Internet technologies in both internal and external facing systems in the organization.
- Software Development Project Oversight Far too many software development projects fail to deliver their promised results, and many never deliver
any at all. Frequently, these projects could be successful if a few best practices are introduced or adhered to. We draw on our extensive software
development experience and industry best practices to provide software development project oversight services for large development projects, both Internet
and non-Internet related. We do not manage the project itself, but review all aspects of the project, its goals, structure, staffing, management, etc. to
provide recommendations on addressing deficiencies. We provide oversight for projects that are run by internal staff, external staff, or a mixture of both
internal and external resources.