We take our technical skills seriously
We pride ourselves on staying current with new trends, tools, technologies, platforms, and information security vulnerabilities.
We’re just as comfortable making and breaking software and hardware to push the boundaries of information security, information and data management, and knowledge management as we are being on-site helping our clients.
We’re often found writing scripts to streamline workflows, building tools to make processes more efficient, and developing new ways to make systems more resilient. We’re always up for the challenge of researching cybersecurity threats, conducting penetration tests, or tracking and battling malware.
Recent projects include:
- Developing a custom chatbot for a knowledge base
- Developing custom tools for on-the-fly language translation within an intranet
- Developing an “ingest app” to populate Salesforce and SharePoint knowledge bases
- Using the FireOak Acorn to remotely diagnose a client’s network outage
Experts in Today’s Major Platforms
Our team includes technical experts in all of today’s major enterprise platforms — Office 365, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Salesforce, and G Suite.
Members of our consulting team hold Salesforce, AWS, Microsoft, Red Hat, and Cisco certifications, among others.
FireOak Strategies is a Salesforce Registered Consulting Partner.
News and insight from the FireOak team about managing, securing, and sharing knowledge
Open Science Practices Produce Better Science
The September 20, 2019 public symposium, Advancing Open Science Practices: Stakeholder Perspectives on Incentives and Disincentives discussed the research ecosystem in depth.
What We’re Reading — October 7, 2019
The FireOak team keeps an eye out for and shares the most interesting articles, reports, and case studies related to managing, sharing, and securing information, data, and knowledge. Here are some snippets from what we’re reading right now.
The Dark Side of Open Data
The environment around research data management and open data has become incredibly complex—and the evolution doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all.
What We’re Reading — September 25, 2019
The FireOak team keeps an eye out for and shares the most interesting articles, reports, and case studies related to managing, sharing, and securing information, data, and knowledge.
Peer Review Week 2019 Highlights Quality in Peer Review
Peer Review Week is celebrating its 5th anniversary this week (September 16-20, 2019)! This year’s theme highlights “quality in peer review.”
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2019 is supported by Open Access
Researchers around the world are working to develop cures for cancer. During September, which is globally recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month 2019 (CCAM), we would like to acknowledge and thank the researchers, physicians, and publishers who make their findings, data, and publications openly accessible.
MERL Tech 2019 Announcement
Join us at this year’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning (MERL) Conference in Washington, DC from September 5-6, 2019 where the FireOak team will have a demo table.
Levels of Knowledge Management
A look at four levels of knowledge management (KM): personal or individual; department, project or team; organization-wide; and inter-organizational.
Responsible Data Use: A 5 Days of Data Twitter Chat
Over the past few years, responsible data has become a hot topic within the world of international development and humanitarian aid. As funding agencies push for open data and data-driven decision making, and digital technologies continue to evolve, development workers, researchers, and other individuals involved in supporting aspects of the data lifecycle are becoming increasingly concerned with what it means to responsibly collect, manage, transmit, and share data in responsible ways.
Data Transparency Panel at ICT4D Conference
Join Abby Clobridge (Founder, FireOak Strategies) and Kait Maloney (Project Manager, Data Transparency Initiative, Catholic Relief Services) for a panel discussion about organizational considerations for data transparency and security at the ICT4D Conference.
Adopt a Dataset for Love Data Week 2019
In honor of “Love Data Week” (Feb, 11-15, 2019), Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is promoting a unique experience for individuals to “adopt a dataset.” This no-cost, no-mess adoption allows the individual to select a dataset hosted by ICPSR and get to know it, if you will.
Collection 01 Password Analysis
In January 2019, a massive database of email addresses and passwords was released on the internet. The collection included over 773 million unique email addresses and 21 million unique passwords, credentials that were assembled from many data breaches.