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
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.
What We’re Reading — February 11, 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.
Exporting and Importing AWS EC2 Server Disk Images
We are heavy users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) and regularly help clients transition their on-premises systems to the cloud.
Part 1: Create and Export an AWS EC2 Volume Image
In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to export an AWS volume to another cloud provider or on-prem storage.
Part 2: Restore and Boot from an AWS EC2 Volume Image
In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to create a bootable AWS EC2 instance from an imported AWS volume image.
Part 3: Automate the Creation and Export of EC2 Volume Images
In Part One, I reviewed the steps required to create and export an image of an AWS EC2 volume. This process works well, but it is somewhat cumbersome and time-consuming for sysadmins, especially when waiting for large images to compress.
World Cancer Day – Open Access Research
February 4 is World Cancer Day each year. Join us to thank researchers and publishers for sharing their open access research and open data related to cancer research, technologies, treatments, and prevention programs.
What We’re Reading – February 4, 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.
Team Collaboration Platforms Lessons Learned
Over the past few years, we’ve seen tons of collaboration and knowledge sharing platforms become popular including Slack, Facebook for Work, and Microsoft Teams. On top of those platforms, popular project management tools such as Trello, Asana, and Basecamp also include capabilities designed to increase collaboration and knowledge sharing as part of their feature set.
Knowledge Base Analytics
Imagine this scenario. You and your team put in the sweat, from research to implementation, and you have rolled out a shiny new knowledge base to your users. Better yet, it’s being used!