Otus Business Intelligence Services
helps clients achieve a competitive advantage through integration
of business intelligence with corporate strategic planning. We apply
expert knowledge and project management skills to ensure that client
needs are met effectively and efficiently. The result is that our
clients gain the ability to avoid surprise, identify new opportunities,
assess risk and position themselves for strategic advantage.
OTUSs provides consultancy advise, education and training to companies
which are seeking to establish, or to continue to develop their
business intelligence capability.
of companies already possess the material and human resources
needed to establish an effective in-house intelligence capability.
It is often a case of identifying these existing resources and
integrating them into a system which will support the production
of intelligence to sustain the firms strategic decision making
process. There are a number of processes which are applied to
realise this objective.
This process familiarises both the producers and end-users of
the intelligence / knowledge product with the concept of business
intelligence and how it can be applied to make a company more
The producers of intelligence are trained to effectively apply
proven intelligence systems to produce timely and relevant intelligence.
and knowledge Auditing
An audit is conducted to identify where industry information,
knowledge and expertise reside within the company. The subsequent
product forms the basis of the internal retrieval system of
Meta-Data (information about information) which supports the
production of intelligence.
The results of the audit are integrated with the companys existing
organisational architecture and corporate culture, to identify
and establish the most practical and operationally effective
means of information management, to support the production and
use of intelligence.
This process verifies the capabilities of the system to produce
timely and relevant intelligence. System validation is achieved
by comparing knowledge outputs with planned intelligence requirements
to make strategic plans.
Regular best practice audits are used to ensure continuing proficiency
and to facilitate system evolution and development.
Survey of hard assets such as buildings, equipment and raw materials
based on proven systems and processes. Analysis of the survey
output provides the foundations for the security planning programs
that ensure the physical security of assets. Additionally venue/conference
security surveys, risk assesment and planning services are available.
Establishment and deployment of 'Tiger Teams' to test the security
of existing corporate IT systems and to advise on improved security
measures. We have available some of the best IT security personnel
in the Southern Hemisphere, to advise on corporate security.
Personnel audits and employee security checks. Advice concerning
vetting of new employees and the provision of non-disclosure
documentation and education within the corporate structure.
Investigation of information leaks and asset shrinkage.
ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT
Real time travel advisories and threat assessments.
Corporate and strategic research projects and information collection
support on behalf of client companies.
/ Personal Security
Corporate security audits on company personnel living, working
in insecure areas and advice on threat minimisation strategies
and training. Provision of personal close protection by ex-military
professionally trained and qualified close protection personnel
available on request.
Full administrative design services to cover all regulatory,
environmental, fire and disaster planning requirements. Best
practice search, education, design and implementation of fire
and disaster plans.
Establishing contingency plans to minimise disruption of commercial
services due to utility failure or industrial /civil disturbance.
Special attention is given to Y2K problems from an organisational
perspective and contingency planning undertaken to minimise
the likely disruption to corporate services and viability.
BEST PRACTICE STUDIES
International marketing research projects and world class benchmarking
Establishment of in-house or out-sourced Global Delphi Future
Studies programs to empower management in the strategic-planning