I'm Fred Morris, I have been in business as an information
technology consultant in Seattle for over 20 years. A
lot has changed in that time, but then again many underlying principles
have remained the same: serve your customers, strive for reliability,
view controlling costs as a strategic imperative, be flexible,
and focus on your core business.
Whether you're a large business or a small one you've got data: lists of customers,
vendors, parts, equipment, invoices, donors, supporters, voters, investments, inventory,
property, schedules and many others. Sometimes you need a list and you don't have it.
Sometimes the list is out of date or not in the format you need it in. Sometimes you
need to merge or crosscheck multiple lists. Maybe you want to index your data or publish
a catalog, directory or some other compendium.
I'm willing to make a bet that you went looking with Google
or some other search engine for an answer to some question and
found this page. If you're in the Puget Sound area and you want
quality in-depth advice or assistance, then keep reading. The
rest of this page is basically a questionnaire; check the boxes
or provide information where pertinent as you read. At the bottom,
provide some contact information and click the "Contact Me"
button.. or pick up the phone and call me at 253.538.5091.
from one format to another: text, dates, names and so forth.
to/from a particular database import/export format.
removal (de-duping), constraint checking and bad record detection.
statistically unlikely clusters of values.
Graphs, especially graphs
prepared on a recurring basis from large sets of data.
Histograms and statistical
Web-based data entry.
Web-based data services.
Gateways between applications
Cross-platform and cross-protocol.
Scraping and data extraction.
Catalogs and directories.
COLD, input to a document management
Print-ready: PostScript, PDF.
Fred Morris Consulting
6739 3rd NW, Seattle
a licensed local business since 1984