For Business and Organizations
It used to be enough to have a website.
Portals are rapidly becoming the threshold of credibility
Advances in the Internet have greatly enhanced the levels of interactivity that are possible - and raised the expectations of users.
They've also greatly increased the potential contributions of digital networking to efficient and effective communications within organizations.
At the same time, security and confidentiality have become major concerns.
Overall Technology has developed flexible solutions to facilitate private secure communications inside of organizations, and safe secure communications with authorized remote users.
Content Management System (CMS)
One of our newest services is building custom portals, database driven websites, and on-line communities with the Drupal CMS.
Drupal has been used to create interactive websites for such diverse applications as newspapers, special interest groups, on-line stores, and manufacturers. It is a well established Open Source project with a large support community, ensuring that development and support will continue for many years to come.
Drupal offers a powerful assortment of ways to create and distribute information such as blogs, forums, books, picture galleries, webpages, and shopping carts that can be integrated through a unique taxonomy system. It's possible to enable posting/appending comments to most of Drupal's forms of content, providing useful feedback and interaction.
Most information technologies support a single mode of distribution: one-to-many, one-to-one, many-to-many, or many-to-one. Drupal overs an exceptional degree of flexibility, making it possible to create complex combinations of these modes.
Public Internet Or Private Intranet?
The Internet offers a variety of powerful communications tools.
Unfortunately, most of these tools are designed more for providing easy access to information than distributing confidential information to just those who need to see it.
Overall Technology has experience building combinations of public and private systems to fit the unique needs of businesses and organizations.
We can provide the hardware, software, and expertise to set up public Internet websites available to the general public, in-house private Intranets that are only available to members or employees, or combinations of both.
Private Secure Email Systems
Email is a powerful communications tool, but it can also have some serious limitations. Conventional email isn't secure, and shouldn't be used for confidential information. Individual messages can be encrypted, but most users find this approach difficult to implement.
Email systems can be configured in unconventional ways to provide most of the convenience without the risk.
Having your own mail server makes it possible to manage in-house mail without exposing your confidential information to the public Internet.
Secure access by remote users can be provided using strong encryption to protect confidential information as it travels over the public Internet to the user's computer.