April 13, 2012 By Peter Hopwood
I am excited to formally announce the opening of the London office for Altis Consulting. We are taking our specialist expertise in business analytics, business intelligence, data management and data warehousing to the UK market and I am proud to say I will be leading the UK practice.
Our goal is to offer a service that is vendor-independent, more flexible and offers greater value than our competitors.
With a blend of expertise across numerous products in the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence space, combined with a deep commitment to the skills of our staff, we believe Altis is uniquely positioned to offer this service to UK clients.
Many BI projects end up as shelf-ware and never fulfill their potential. But our approach is different. Unlike other data management consultants we are not tied to specific vendors, so we can provide completely impartial advice, services and training – we make sure we are up to date with the offerings provided by a whole range of leading vendors. This enables our clients to better address key challenges and realise their objectives through better reporting and utilisation of business metrics. We pride ourselves on taking a less technical approach, and because we are privately owned we are more flexible, agile and provide less expensive consultancy than the larger companies in the UK.
Although we have experience across all sectors our initial focus in the UK will be on the Construction industry, Utilities and Higher Education, where there is huge demand to report and analyse information that can be applied to drive efficiencies in these industries.
I have over 15 years of experience in the Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence fields, having worked both client-side and for a number of consultancies including CMG (now owned by Logica). For the last six years I have been at Altis in Australia, but as I am originally from the UK I was the logical choice to head up the Altis expansion.
Altis provides an exceptional level of training to our employees and clients. Our philosophy is based on looking after our staff so they are better equipped to look after our customers. Our partnership with experts in the field such as Kimball University, for leading Data Warehouse training, and Stephen Few, one of the World’s leading experts on data visualisation and the author of several well-known books including ‘Show us the Numbers’, enables us to provide training in data warehousing and business intelligence that is second to none. All of our staff are offered the chance to attend these courses to ensure they are up to date with leading best practice, and we will be making the best use of these strategic partnerships in the UK market.
I am also excited about the opportunities for staff who may want to live and work in the UK and for our UK staff looking for opportunities in Australia. We see this cross-fertilisation of talent as one of the key benefits of this move.
Check out the press release at sourcewire.