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About FireOak

Who We Serve: Higher Education

We help our clients manage, share, and secure their organizational knowledge.

Working in Higher Education

Colleges, universities, and related organizations

The FireOak team has extensive experience working in higher education and with higher education clients. All of our consultants have had work experience in higher education before joining the FireOak team, and we collectively have over 30 years of experience working in this sector. 

Some recent higher education consulting engagements:

  • Information Technology & Knowledge Management strategic assessment
  • Development of a large-scale higher education policy and research knowledge base
  • Information security maturity assessment
  • Development of institutional repositories for open access research and open data

Higher Education Projects

These client stories represent just a few examples of our work since 2010 to illustrate and showcase some of the typical work the FireOak team conducts.

FireOak Strategies - Where We Work
FireOak clients around the world

Small liberal arts college

For a college with a new Chief Information Officer (CIO), we conducted a holistic information security assessment, examining over 300 aspects of the organization’s existing information security program. We conducted a series of hands-on technical evaluations; examined existing policies, procedures, job descriptions, and training materials; and spoke with a cross-section of faculty, administrators, and students. The outcome was a series of actionable, cost-effective, prioritized recommendations their internal team implemented over the next few years. 

Higher education focused foundation

As part of a three-year, multi-million dollar project, the FireOak team was responsible for developing a new knowledge base for this private foundation. The knowledge base was designed to aggregate and highlight current research, evidence, theory, success stories, interviews, projects under development, and more for a community of practice. Once the knowledge base was built, the FireOak team was responsible for curation and day-to-day operations for the lifetime of the project. 

About our clients

FireOak Strategies serves all types of clients, but we specialize in working with nonprofits, private sector companies, international organizations, and higher education. 

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