The Acadix Philosophy
"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"
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,
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.
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.
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.