How Odyssey’s Incident Management Software Detects Network Anomalies and Minimizes Costly Downtime

By |2021-08-31T15:39:03-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Blog|

The average cost of unplanned downtime is $5,600 per minute or $300,000 per hour, according to survey study by Gartner. Those numbers should be alarming for every business, especially companies operating in a retail environment that rely on their systems to complete hundreds or thousands of credit card transactions every day. Even after the [...]

Why You Should Not Ignore NonStop OS Upgrades

By |2020-12-03T10:56:29-06:00October 25th, 2020|Blog|

How long has it been since you upgraded your NonStop’s operating system? One year? Five years? Fifty years? You have no idea? Don’t feel embarrassed if you answered with anything other than one year. You're not alone. Many companies that operate within the HPE NonStop environment have chosen not to upgrade their OS for [...]

5 Steps to Create a Business Continuity Plan

By |2022-07-26T13:51:33-05:00August 31st, 2020|Blog|

A business continuity plan can ensure your business is always functioning, even during adverse times. Disasters can strike at any moment, and service outages can cost your organization millions of dollars in revenue. In today’s hyper-competitive market, it won’t take long for customers to switch to your competition if you are unable to deliver [...]

Database Management: 10 Database Design Best Practices to Improve Performance

By |2021-12-27T09:43:27-06:00August 25th, 2020|Blog|

Poorly designed databases are counterproductive to performance. Yet, many companies are unaware of the little errors that are causing big problems. These 10 database design best practices will help you significantly increase your company’s database management and performance, create more productive search queries and improve data quality. Tip #1: Avoid Using Hints Some of [...]

How to document a technical process

By |2020-11-04T15:44:06-06:00July 28th, 2020|Blog|

As a project analyst, I help gather critical data and support the project team. This includes both project evaluation and monitoring, while simultaneously maintaining compliance and documentation. I work on various IT projects and deployments. For example, I work closely alongside other project managers by serving as a daily bridge between the technical teams. [...]

Testimonial: Why a software developer chose to pursue a contract role with Odyssey Information Services

By |2021-10-04T14:43:10-05:00May 15th, 2020|Blog|

Editor's Note: Grace Coffman accepted a full-time position with Odyssey's client in Houston after successfully completing a six-month contract with the same client. We thank her for sharing her recruiting experience as she sought out a contract role for the first time in her career.  — Why did you choose to become a consultant [...]

Testimonial: Why a Fortune 500 IT leader accepted a contract role with Odyssey Information Services

By |2020-05-12T11:08:11-05:00May 7th, 2020|Blog|

Odyssey Information Services recruited me from a leadership position at a Fortune 500 company. How did that happen?? It came down to three factors: Trust, right fit, and quality Building a trusting relationship with my recruiter My recruiting journey started with a good relationship with my recruiter, which was built over a 10-year period. [...]

How a business continuity plan will help your company minimize interruptions during a crisis

By |2020-04-23T15:17:25-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Blog|

The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has taken a significant toll on businesses worldwide as broad-reaching stay-at-home orders and vendor mandatory policies have forced employees and service providers to perform work remotely. Even though many companies are continuing to adjust to the current pandemic, now is a good time to increase your preparation for future public [...]

How to interview from home

By |2020-03-23T11:33:24-05:00March 20th, 2020|Blog|

We have all gotten used to video conferencing and most companies have dabbled in video interviews for the past few years, but now it is upon us all! Because of COVID-19, video has been thrust into the forefront, and honestly in the long run, I think it will help companies feel more comfortable with hiring [...]

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