Consulting

Over the last two to three years we have done far more consulting than ever before. The obvious reason for this is our own progression in the web development industry. Very few have acquired the experience and knowledge that Namhost has gained over the last 10 years. It's with this knowledge that we are able to find highly sophisticated solutions to extremely complex problems.

What type of consulting does Namhost offer?

We offer consulting for just about any web-related problem that you might need assistance with. As a group of problem-solvers, we enjoy analysing all the variables in a problem and advising clients on the best way to approach the situation. If you have a problem that is web-related, we highly recommend getting our input before making any big decisions. It could save you a ton of time and money.

Who do you consult for?

We have done consulting for a variety of companies in Namibia, South Africa and the United Kingdom as well as Germany and Singapore. The companies vary from the financial sector, to the hospitality industry and even logistics. If you have an internet problem, we believe it can be solved using a system that is properly planned from the ground up and we can aid you in executing this planned solution.

Do you have any success stories?

We can proudly say that every time we have consulted with clients, we have added value to their businesses. Below are some examples of what we have done for clients.

  • Scaling: One of the most common problems many of our clients face is scaling. We have been able to fix many problems by simply upgrading the right hardware, but for the most part this involved improving code after identifying the bottlenecks. In more extreme cases we have helped clients move over to a more suited database technology, which was easier to do with us on-board because we were able to break the problem down into chunks and create an implementation plan. For several of these fixes we have had to work with other teams in order to get to the heart of the problem.
  • Security: While negligence has been seen as one of the most common reasons for intrusion, newer threats have been far more aggressive and as a result, has required that in some cases entire sections of websites had to be blocked off from the internet. In other cases adding a one-time pin feature improved security to the point where security was no longer an issue at all. However, the most value we have added when assisting with security, was pointing out clear holes in existing systems that could easily have been found by pring eyes and could have resulted in severe losses had they not been blocked.
  • Planning: Many of our clients have amazing ideas, but lack the technical skills to implement their dream solution. We bridge the gap and help clients put implementation strategies together. We have done numerous studies where we found that clients can save a lot of time if they have the right strategy in place. Time is money and we want to save you both!
  • Problem-Solving: Finding solutions to complex problems is our favourite part of our job. We have helped clients set up live radio streaming using an FM transmitter. We have put together the specific technical roll-out plan needed to integrate a weather station with a website. We have found creative ways to stop malicious users on hundreds of websites. We have optimized code to improve performance. We have completely rebuilt the backend of websites to make them work correctly and quickly. We have implemented caching for high-intensive sites to further improve performance. We have helped people turn complex problems into basic problems by identifying patterns and matching those up with mathematical models that simplify the solution. And the list goes on. There are so many ways we have had the privilege of helping our clients.

Conclusion

We love the internet and we love helping our clients find seriously professional solutions that help them focus on their business and not the complexities that need to happen behind the scene in order to run their business efficiently. If you need help solving a problem, please contact us today using the quotation form here.