Frequently Asked Questions
Contact the Portal ADM group and we can set up a free consultation to help you decide. We will look at issues such as timelines for development, complexity, cost, and availability of the project, as well as provide information that will help you decide what approach is best for you.
Normally, online applications will save your organization money, eliminating costly data entry and paper-based processes.
We work with you to gather high level requirements and give a free estimate that is used to acquire the initial funding. We then document business requirements and will provide detailed cost and time estimates.
This depends on your business’ goals. If the goal is to get the least expensive application that will meet your specific business needs, then the cost savings can be substantial. If the goal is to provide more output for the business process served by the application, then the cost can be more but your business can become more successful and efficient.
It depends on the complexity of the application and the customer. This will be discussed as we get an idea for your application needs.
Applications are hosted at a data center in north Atlanta. This is a state-of-the art-data center that hosts the majority of the State of Georgia's servers. It is managed by our technical partner, IBM.
No. We offer our hosting service independently for any application, as long as they meet our standards and qualifications for the hosting environment.
Our environments consist of both a Windows 2008 environment behind IIS, utilizing a SQL Server database and an enterprise solution using the Websphere Application Server (WAS), J2EE, Struts, Hibernate and Oracle/DB2 as a database.
We also develop SharePoint solutions in our own optimized SharePoint environment.
We have many different kinds of applications currently hosted at the NADC, including a vast majority of the State of Georgia applications. At the current time, we can handle substantial growth without problem. If we begin to reach capacity, we would simply scale the environment to the size needed. We can provide specific examples and details of throughput with any engaged project.
Our standards and best practices allow for those changes to be made as needed. In some cases this would entail a simple maintenance release, and in other cases a comprehensive change would need to be done. In extreme cases the application may have to be redesigned and rewritten, all depending on the scope of the project.
No, being a member of GETS is not a prerequisite to using our application developing or hosting services.