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The Acadix Philosophy

  • Simplicity
    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

    This idea, often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, is a rare find in the IT world. The IT world is awash in Rube Goldberg machines.

    Engineer-types are notorious for their need to show off how smart they are, and this need is often fulfilled at great cost to their employers and clients. Unnecessary complexity leads to unnecessary difficulties, wasted time, and higher costs.

    At Acadix, we aim to impress with elegance, not complexity. The goal at Acadix is to keep systems as simple as possible in order to maximize reliability and minimize cost, while at the same time keeping the future in mind. In the quest for simplicity, we won't sacrifice scalability (the ability of your systems to grow with your needs).

  • Freedom of Choice

    Many computer services firms will tell you that the key to minimizing maintenance cost is a monoculture of one operating system and one vendor's hardware. This claim is often a cover for lack of knowledge of other systems, and kickback deals with "partner" vendors.

    While it is a good idea to limit the variety of systems in your computer infrastructure, there is unfortunately no single operating system or vendor that that can meet every need. Acadix considers multiple operating systems and multiple hardware vendors for every solution.

    Some firms claim to support multiple platforms, but in reality lack any measurable expertise with platforms other than Windows. Acadix offers many years of experience with Windows, Mac, and a variety of Unix variants, and can effectively support the best platform for each of your varied needs.

    For software development, Acadix adheres to the write-once-run-anywhere philosophy, and specializes in open-standard, cross-platform tools and languages including (but not limited to) C, C++, Java, and PHP. Open standard tools and languages vastly reduce the cost of software development, maximize the market for the product, and demonstrate respect for customers regardless of the platforms they use.

  • Independence

    Acadix is a truly independent consulting firm, unbound by "partnerships" with specific hardware or software vendors. Acadix does not accept kickbacks from vendors for promoting products to our customers. The only factors influencing our recommendations are our customers' needs and our ability to support the product.

  • Quality of service before company growth

    Company growth and maximizing profit are not a goal at Acadix. As a family-owned business, Acadix has no obligation to investors, and can instead focus on satisfying customer needs. The Acadix ideal is providing solid, honest service, from which customer loyalty and financial success will naturally follow.

  • Transparency

    While it isn't feasible for most customers to understand all the details of their computer infrastructure, one of the goals at Acadix is to keep customers as well informed as time and background permit. We're happy to answer your questions and explain how it all works, to whatever extent you want to know.