One-stop shopping for complete, cost-saving
implementation of your network solution
Whether you're installing a new network or expanding
an existing one, First Step can provide the services you need to
meet your implementation requirements quickly and cost-effectively -- from
the workgroup to the enterprise.
Now there's one place to turn for all your implementation
needs. Network Implementation gives you a single-source solution for project
management, pre-installation planning, procurement, integration, staging,
installation, and start-up services.
Depending on your particular requirements, these services
can be provided for network systems software, network applications software, and
network hardware for all network server, client, and infrastructure nodes;
network management systems; your cable plant; server and client systems hardware
and software; and popular client-based applications software such as mail systems,
word processors, spreadsheets, and groupware.
First Step can manage your entire implementation.
Or we can supplement your technical staff's efforts to ensure that planning and
design objectives are met, scheduling and cost commitments are satisfied, and
effective operational results are realized.
Access network implementation expertise on a cost-effective, as-needed basis
-- complement your internal capabilities with the knowledge and know-how of
First Step's network consultants
Speed and simplify the implementation process with a single source for all
the assistance you require
Reduce the risks associated with network implementation in your complex
Select the specific kind and level of support you need from a full menu of
Rely on First Step for complete network support solutions
Implementation success from start to finish
With Network Implementation, you can be confident that your
project will be brought in on time, on budget, and to your exact specifications.
Based on network design documentation, First Step
develops a comprehensive implementation plan defining the scope of your project
and ensuring that all prerequisites are met. A statement of work itemizes all
work to be performed and specifies timetables for completion.
A final implementation report details all equipment and
software installed or upgraded, plus any applicable warranty or service obligations.
Maximum flexibility and cost-effectiveness
Network Implementation lets you select from a broad range of options to create a
support solution for your unique requirements.
First Step provides an experienced
project manager to plan and oversee your entire network installation effort --
including coordination of work performed by third-party vendors.
Rely on a single point of
accountability for procurement of all hardware and software components --
whether from First Step or other vendors.
Minimize disruption to your work
environment. First Step can assemble, configure, and test servers,
clients, and/or network products at a staging location, then deliver the fully
operational network system to its point-of-use.
Product integration and installation
Step unpacks, inspects, installs, connects, powers-up, configures, and
tests all products specified in your Statement of Work. And First Step
assists your system administrator and/or network manager in setting up the
network parameters for all applicable installed products.
Depending on your specific needs, the following may
be installed or integrated:
Network infrastructure hardware and software -- including hubs, bridges,
routers, switches, gateways, modems, and CSU/DSUs
Server hardware, network system software (operating system, network
operating system, and/or protocol stacks), and standard network applications
Client hardware, network system software (operating system, network
operating system, and/or protocol stacks), and standard applications
Network management system hardware and system software from most leading
On completion of the installation, First Step
provides a designated administrator with a thorough orientation on the operation
of your newly installed network elements.
Linking to external communications services
Step takes responsibility for the provisioning of and connection to
external communications links or networks such as common carrier private lines,
switched lines, or other network services.
First Step prepares an acceptance test
plan and/or conducts acceptance testing to your specifications.
At project completion, First Step
provides as-built drawings of the implementation -- a valuable resource for
network management and maintenance.
Complementary network support solutions
to network implementation, First Step offers comprehensive network
design services, as well as capabilities that span the network life cycle --
including network planning, installation,
integration, operations management, help desk support, training, and ongoing