Extend the vision of your business
Having creative input to your business is vital for its long-term
health. But it is a challenge to manage creative or visionary people.
By letting us help, you can have the maximum added vision with the
minimum risk and commitment.
Creative ideas are normally provided "as is", with the onus
on the company to decide how valuable they are. They can be
provided wholly paid for or, by arrangement, on a intellectual venture
basis where the ideas are paid for by a stake in any development using
them. Additionally, we could arrange for due diligence investigations
of our own or other people's ideas.
|Develop much better information and
communication systems, internally or for customers
People relate better when they have common interests or values.
Simply stated, but currently there are no information systems
which are built around this principle.
We will help you to understand the potential of doing this either
for your business or your clients, and prototype a system which
may be all that is required to make a big difference for the better.
|Getting a return for your web site
If you have a web site which is not justifying the investment you put
into it, you are in good company. There are several possible reasons
why. INST will diagnose why, and give you the best advice and guidance
to turn that around and make it into a good investment.
INST has deep understanding of web site usability and design, and is
plain to see that is one of the main mistakes leading to poor returns.
|Help with your business Internet use
Very many small businesses have difficulty finding affordable and
available personnel with the right level of skill to manage the
Internet part of their business. The most cost-effective way to
solve this problem is
to hire someone who is not yet an expert, and have an immediate
supervisory service from INST available just a phone call or e-mail
away. INST covers all related areas including web site design,
selecting hardware and software, and finding suppliers.
||If you are not sure which way to go forward in
e-business and e-commerce, again you are in the majority.
Step forward among the leaders by getting realistic assessment
of the potential for your kind of business in the e-commerce field.
This can save you a lot of time, as you can get straight onto what
is most likely to be profitable; or possibly save you a lot of money,
by helping to prevent your going down a blind alley.
|Defining information strategies
||Only very few business managers understand fully
the role of information in their business - some would say that
information is just as important for a business as money. If you want
to exploit the Internet fully, it really helps to understand
business information. INST uses established and new systems
analysis techniques to help you plan your own strategy for
using your business information in the most effective way.
|Web information architecture
||This means the way that the information is organised
and used on your web site. You want to make sure that your web
site users, or audience, can use your site to easily find the
product or information (or amusement!) that they are looking for.
INST bases appropriate advice and design on a thorough knowledge of
the principles of human-computer interaction and cognition.
|Analysis of Virtual Organisations
||Many business people are already part of "virtual"
networks where they collaborate beyond traditional boundaries.
AVO is a new systems analysis method which helps you accurately
explore the potential for nimble and responsive strategic partnerships,
and design Internet information systems to get them to work.
|Light touch consultancy
||Whatever steps you want to take forward towards
e-commerce, you may find you don't have all the professional
expertise in-house. INST provides carefully measured expertise and
supervision to guide your existing staff to make the right decisions,
affordably, leaving you with full day-to-day control and
||Sometimes your ideas may be so innovative that they need
answers to questions that have not been explored yet.
INST's research record gives a good hold on whether a question
has a known answer, and if not, how to go about
finding the experts and resources to give you your solution.
If your business would benefit from any of these services, please
get in touch with INST at