Brass Cannon Consulting is about the transformation of "Information Technology" into Information Services. From domains to desktops, we provide a unique mix of professional system administration, one-on-one training, and clear answers to your common-sense data processing questions.
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We do remote server administration, emphasis on LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP-Perl). We can support your DBA by handling routine functions, including replication and recovery.
We can design and implement onsite and remote backup; troubleshoot errors; update (patch the current version), upgrade (bring you up to a newer version); monitor for day-to-day performance, reliability, and security.
Set up email, add antispam solutions, and communicate with other providers (the ones who think you're spamming when you're not).
Install SSL certificates and basic e-commerce, including Paypal pages and turnkey shopping carts.
We are happy to work with your team. While you're shopping for a "real" graphics designer and developer for a more complex site layout, we can get things started by providing basic original graphics, including Flash banners; design logos; customize an existing TrueType font for your printed materials.
We routinely throw together "dig we must" and "coming soon" pages on short notice, and provide internal-use pages such as a secure upload to support your staff.
That's the consulting side of the house. We also resell domain names and provide "boutique" hosting for professionals and small businesses. If you host with us we have a few tricks to give you access to your "real" email even when you're in a strange city, and without resorting to web mail. However, you don't have to host with us to benefit from our consulting services.
What does a System Administrator do? If your admin is doing the job correctly, everything just seems to work. Under that sleek skin, though, there are a lot of moving parts. Look at this list of 108 Tasks a Sysadmin Might Do. As a concrete example, we provide this diary of six months in a consulting sysadmin's career.
Want to establish yourself and your business on the Web? Not quite sure how to get started? We can help. Others sell you one or two parts of the puzzle; we not only provide all the pieces, but we put them together in the way that makes sense to you.
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