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Cratchit provides all manner of small business IT consulting services:
Project management, hardware & software systems integration,
software design and programming. Whether you need someone to help you set
up a mail or web server or design enterprise-level services you've come
to the right place.
My specialty is analyzing your needs and finding or devising novel solutions
that meet or exceed your expectations under budget.
I've had clients ranging from tiny "Mom & Pop" shops to multinational
corporations. I invite you to look at my
to see some of the ways in which I've helped others.
Are you caught on a licensing treadmill? What if you were subjected to a
software audit? The Business Software Alliance is currently investigating
Union area organizations that use unlicensed software. This organization
is funded by a number of large software companies, including Microsoft.
According to the BSA, the penalties for copyright infringement can total
hundreds of thousands of dollars!!
Most companies, especially small companies, would
fail such an audit.
Don't put the wolves in charge of counting your sheep!
Before you call the BSA you need to know that there are alternatives!
Contact me to set up a
consultation and independent software audit. I'll help you assess your
risk, I'll listen to your needs and desires, and will let you
know what options are available to you within your budget and your needs,
All without fear of the penalties and fines that may result from a BSA
audit. In addition, since I'm an independent and objective agent
not affiliated with any software manufacturer, I can show you how to
leverage the power of Open Source to provide services that you
can't provide today due to exhorbitant cost.
The consultation is without risk. After that, if you'd like additional
assistance in cutting your costs... well, I can help there, too.
System Development Methodology
Here is some basic information about managing sponsored
project development. I've done this particular job for most of my professional
career, and would like to make some of it available to others. Advice,
lessons learned, and the basics of Structured Development Methodology.
This is an attempt to explain formal system
development in informal terms. It's targeted to the student or to
the small VAR or systems developer who may not have worked with
larger clients before, but I've been told by many people that it's
quite useful for larger organizations as well. I've been asked,
and have given permission, for its use in some surprisingly large
Although most of the programs that I've created thus
far are proprietary, I've started to release some small tools for general
distribution. You can download some of the minor utilities,
articles, and works in progress I have on-line.
Cratchit is a small consulting company based in Union, South
Carolina, and serving the North Carolina/South Carolina area.
Primarily it's a one-man operation run by me,
David F. Leigh, though
I have a number of partners available to me if a project requires
more resources than I can muster as an individual.
Cratchit.org is named for Ebeneezer Scrooge's underpaid,
overworked accountant, Bob Cratchit. This reflects my early concentration
on accounting solutions.