Little Buddha Digital was founded in 2002 in the information technology space, based in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.
We are firm believers in the African Renaissance and love our country and all its incredible people.
We are passionate about finding simple solutions to business challenges using sound methodologies. We bring a refreshingly "agile" approach to the software world. Our customers’ requirements dictate our solutions architecture.
Every member of Little Buddha Digital is experienced in their relevant discipline each and every one of us is very much hands on. We are evangelical about solution design and the ability to really deliver solutions with measurable value to our clients. We measure our success by our client’s accomplishments, not by financial gain. We answer to our clients first and shareholders second. We are about rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty. We look forward to talking to you regarding your next development initiative or solution implementation.
Little Buddha Digital boasts more than a decade of IT solution engineering experience. Consulting to various enterprises both local and international. From health and life insurance providers, transport and IT to TELCO clients, LBD has a wide and varied client base. As a result the solution development knowledge acquired over the years has not been confined to one specific market segment. This benefits us in that we have a broad range of past experience when it comes to solution engineering. Based on sound engineering principles, industry standards and current best practices we deliver our clients real value from a solutions perspective with guaranteed return on investment.
We know you are unique. We have realised by dealing over the years with many solution development initiatives, that simple is better. LBD is an SME and therefore in a position to offer real hands on experience – to provide service and solutions to a dynamic, demanding and progressive client base. LBD want to enhance and assist businessese to realise their vision with results. We find that most companies know exactly what they want, but struggle to make the change, there is a fine line between vision and reality. This is precisely where we assist you. The reasons are simple: We have first-hand experience.We help your company to articulate your business vision.
LBD are not tied to a particular vendor or just a sales engine. We are there to deliver the right solution for you. This could involve commercial off the shelf solutions (COTS), open source solutions (OSS), bespoke development or a combination of all three. It depends on your requirements.
Every member of Little Buddha Digital is experienced in their relevant discipline each one of us is hands on. LBD are passionate people with a sense of purpose. We are serious about solution design and the ability to really deliver solutions with measurable value to our clients. We measure our success by our client’s accomplishments and not financial gain. We answer to our clients first! We are about rolling up our sleeves and getting our hands on the problem and delivering solutions. LBD aims to address the aspirations of their clients.
Migration of the entire IBM Websphere platform to Oracle SOA Fusion Middleware Stack for Vodacom. Conforming to the Vodafone SOFRA standards. This provided the full SOA infrastructure to Vodacom and is one of the largest deployments of its kind in the world. The full Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA suite was installed including OSB and the SOA BPM environment.
Full Oracle SOA implementation for MTN. This provided the full SOA infrastructure to MTN and is one of the largest deployments of its kind in the world. The full Oracle suite was installed including OER, SOAOSR, OSB and the BPM environment.
We have provided training on behalf of Oracle through various companies on Topics ranging from SOA, Weblogic and XML. Other than that you can list clients such as Discovery, Telkom, MTN SA and Nigeria, Vodacom, Safcor, Bytes, AL Indigo, Wily and CA etc.
What we do best, Oracle provides the world’s most complete, open, and integrated business software and hardware systems, with more than 370,000 customers—including 100 of the Fortune 100— representing a variety of sizes and industries in more than 145 countries around the globe. Oracle's product strategy provides flexibility and choice to our customers across their IT infrastructure. Now, with Sun server, storage, operating-system, and virtualization technology, Oracle is the only vendor able to offer a complete technology stack in which every layer is integrated to work together as a single system. In addition, Oracle's open architecture and multiple operating-system options gives our customers unmatched benefits from industry-leading products, including excellent system availability, scalability, energy efficiency, powerful performance, and low total cost of ownership.
ERP Enterprise Resource Planning
A business management system that integrates all facets of the business, including planning, manufacturing, sales, and marketing. As the ERP methodology has become more popular, software applications have emerged to help business managers implement ERP in business activities such as inventory control, order tracking, customer service, finance and human resources.
CRM Customer Relationship Management
CRM entails all aspects of interaction that a company has with its customer, whether it is sales or service-related. CRM is often thought of as a business strategy that enables businesses to:
‐ Understand the customer
‐ Retain customers through better customer experience
‐ Attract new customer
‐ Win new clients and contracts Increase profitably
‐ Decrease customer management costs
While the phrase customer relationship management is most commonly used to describe a business-customer relationship, however CRM systems are used
in the same way to manage business contacts, clients, contract wins and sales leads.
CRM solutions provide you with the customer business data to help you provide services or products that your customers want, provide better customer service, cross-sell and up sell more effectively, close deals, retain current customers and understand who the customer is.
Technology and the Web has changed the way companies approach CRM strategies because advances in technology have also changed consumer buying behaviour and offers new ways for companies to communicate with customers and collect data about them. With each new advance in technology ‐ especially the proliferation of self-service channels like the Web and smartphones ‐ customer relationships is being managed electronically.
Many aspects of CRM relies heavily on technology; however the strategies and processes of a good CRM system will collect, manage and link information about the customer with the goal of letting you market and sell services effectively.
ERP & CRM solutions are what we best at, both these concepts are associated with making your business run more effectively saving you time and money. At LBD we are exceptionally proud to have only the best Oracle system architects and implementation team. Each client has needs and wants different solutions, any sale or quote that we produce is solution based and prices and service will vary.
Data is at the core of your business. Your emails, customer records, documents, invoices – they’re all data you can’t do without! A data disaster
can be crippling for a business, and the cost of downtime is typically in tens of thousands of dollars.
Backup irreplaceable data from your desktops, laptops and servers – with Little Buddha Backup Data Backup solution. With state of the art software and robust infrastructure, we provide you an enterprise class online/remote backup service that ensures that you can quickly get up and running after any kind of data disaster!
‐ Online backups are the easiest and surest way to protect your data.
‐ Backing up to an offsite server ensures that you can recover your data even in case of a physical disaster, theft or loss.
‐ Online backups also eliminate many of the error prone steps associated with traditional backup methods like tape. Users can restore ‘point in time’ versions of files without loading tapes one after the other.
‐ With our online backup solution, your data is encrypted and compressed even before it leaves your computers. After the first full backup, only incremental block level changes are sent – optimizing bandwidth & storage usage.
‐ We simply install an agent on each computer (workstation /server) that you wish to protect. After the initial configuration, backups
happen automatically and we can monitor and manage the process remotely – without ever accessing your data!
‐ We could even implement a staged backup solution for you wherein you could back up to a local server and have that replicate to our remote server as insurance against disaster!
Choose the files you want to have backed up and set the time and day to have it automatically backed up daily or weekly.
Your initial backup could take some time depending on the size of your data You also have the option of doing "Initial backup seeding"
where we send you a USB stick/drive and you send it back to us with your data, all postage paid!
You get to choose the encryption password and we never store it, so without this password your data is unreadable to anyone else. It is
however, of vital importance that you keep your password in a safe place!
* Pricing depends on the number of installations and the amount of data stored. Accordingly, you will be billed monthly!
NOTE: You are charged on compressed data storage; additionally, our intelligent incremental data feature backs up only changed blocks after the first backup.
‐ Intuitive & user friendly interface works from within your browser!
‐ Backup workstations & servers
‐ Backup all kinds of data: Documents, emails, Exchange, SQL, etc
‐ Military strength (up to 448 bit) encryption of your data before it leaves your machine!
‐ Powerful Compression
‐ Intelligent backup of changed data only – after the first backup
‐ Supports Windows, Linux, Mac OSX & FreeBSD
‐ Multiple scheduling options including continuous data protection & multiple full backup scheduling
‐ Point in time restores allow you to simply point on a version and click to restore
Little buddha Backup complies with the industry-recognized certifications and audits such as PCI DSS Level 1, ISO 27001, FISMA
Moderate, HIPAA, and SAS 70 Type II in safely processing, storing and securing data.
Don't wait to find your cost of downtime!
Backup your data now!
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Little Buddha Digital started its consulting part of the business in 2002, this soon caught the attention of many blue chip organisations.
Consultants can be a useful and cost effective resource for companies. They meet short term needs for specific expertise without the associated complexities and regulatory requirements of an employment relationship. There are three general reasons why companies hire consultants.
There are situations that arise where companies do not have the in-house expertise required for a specific undertaking. It is usually an activity that will not be required to be performed on an ongoing basis and therefore does not require an employee to be engaged.
For example a business that has outgrown its rented premises may decide to construct its own new premises. In this situation a company may decide to use a consultant to manage the construction project. Rather than employing a project manager they can have the project completed without incurring the expense of a continuing employee.
A company may also use a consultant where there is a continuing need for the expertise but it is not present within the organization currently. In this situation a company may use a consultant to meet both the immediate need for expertise and to transfer the required knowledge to in-house staff. This type of consulting engagement is often used for new system implementations.
Sometimes a company will have the expertise but not the additional resources needed to undertake a task that is important and urgent. Companies experience peaks and troughs in business activities and the need for specific skills. At lower levels it is not unusual to employ temporary staff to meet peak needs.
When these peaks occur in specialized areas companies will use consultants in the same way they would use temporary staff for other activities. For example the media relations area of a company may maintain a permanent staff level to deal with ongoing media and public relations activities but employ consultants to develop a new product launch.
While the staff of the media relations department could develop the new product launch it would be at the expense of other business media needs. If new product launches are not a regular and recurring activity it does not make sense for the company to carry additional resources permanently for this activity.
Major change can impact a company positively or negatively. Often when a company is considering a major change in structure or direction they will engage consultants to review the proposed change.
While the skills to examine the feasibility of the change are usually contained within the company a consultant can provide additional assurance that an investment in a major change proposal will deliver the benefits expected, or identify risks that may have been overlooked. They also often provide recommendations or suggestions for how risks can be further reduced or benefits expanded.
Consultants provide a service to companies who have a short term requirement for specific expertise. Companies will generally choose to use consultants because they see them as a cost effective alternative to maintaining a larger workforce than is required for business as usual operations.
At Little Buddha Digital we all about the learning experience, so at the end of our implementation projects you will have some really well trained employees. We realise that most if not all of the intellectual property RESIDES IN YOUR ORGANISATION with the people you employ.
We are all about understanding your needs and putting unique pricing together that will be most suitable to your budgets.
We are flexible as far as rates and contracts are concerned we have per project rate as well as per hour rate. Its not about growning staff compliments its about empowering and delivering on time every time.
Should you need additional information please contact us on: solutions(AT)littlebuddhadigital(DOT)com.
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