|Spearhead Management Canada Limited Company Services|
|Management & Audit Services||Spearhead works with management and internal audit functions to
assist in auditing all aspects of an operation.
Our team of qualified professionals with specific expertise,
blend into a client's organization. Specially trained and
experienced, Spearhead consultants provide strategic advice to
help senior managers solve managerial problems and increase
effectiveness and productivity.
They assist managers diagnose problems in areas of
organizational effectiveness, operations, strategic planning,
human resources and make recommendations for solutions.
Spearhead enables managers to gain a better understanding of
modern techniques, tools and managerial knowledge to respond to
current business and economic changes.
The ultimate goal is to bring value-added to every project we
|Information Technology||Technological innovation is the core of our solutions
SPEARHEAD offers a fresh perspective on a wide range of professional IT services that are tailor made for your organization's most complex business requirements. In a world where change is dynamically constant, effective and efficient, management of information and information technology is vital to success in the changing marketplace. Our staff is selected for their acumen in integrating business and technology strategies. Using the latest technological skills in today's market, they perform the full spectrum of strategic IT services.
Our experience and skills form a powerful combination that will help your company bridge the data processing gap and implement new applications in your existing environment. We provide end-to-end solutions for our clients to move seamlessly into the electronic economy. Let us advise you, equip you with the IT systems you need, and, if required, manage these systems on your behalf.
Spearhead offers a professional, practical approach to implementing top quality system solutions that are as individual as they are flexible. We provide turnkey services and solutions in any electronic environment.
Our core IT service lines include:
Application development services have traditionally been provided by Spearhead in the form of large development projects and by project phase according to clients' needs. As discussed earlier, Spearhead has geared up with the addition of new resources to provide an even wider range of application development services. From the definition of business requirements through design, development, implementation, testing, training and support, Spearhead can address each and every phase of the System Development Life Cycle. Spearhead staffing has always been accomplished with an eye to the most relevant technologies for our client base. Spearhead is particularly strong in the areas of: .Net Development Suite, UML, XML, Java, PowerBuilder, Visual Basic, Oracle and SQL Server.
Web enabled Application Development offers customers a range of web enabling services and technologies ranging from the design and construction of web front-ends to existing systems, to the development and delivery of complete web-based applications.
Intranet and Extranet developments can provide vehicles for the use of web applications such as these or they can stand on their own, utilizing web COTS products to provide traditional business services.
The development of applications is but one step towards a total solution. Spearhead has traditionally provided application development services in a broad range of scenarios. The integration of new or existing applications with data, equipment and existing systems is the focus of this line of business.
Spearhead's large and ever-expanding resource base, its infrastructure and strategic alliances give Spearhead the ability to deliver and support a complete turn-key information system with network design and cutting-edge security measures taken into account.
A portal is a single web interface that provides personalized access to information, applications, business processes and much more. With portal technology, your organization can lower development and deployment costs and significantly increase productivity. You can aggregate and integrate information within a particular working environment, application or service, or use a single interface to target an individual users' needs and interests.
Spearhead has developed sizeable portals for the Government of Canada and the Ontario Government.|
|E-Commerce||Spearhead's solutions encompass every element of E-Commerce.
Regardless of your organization or business, we can help you
develop a fully functional commerce-enabled web site retailing
hard goods, soft goods or subscriptions. We'll provide the
technical infrastructure for your on-line transactions and
develop fully functional web sites. Also, we can assist in the
creation of your electronic product catalogue and integrate this
new technology with your existing legacy systems.
Spearhead and its partner, nGageTM Electronic Commerce, have
developed one of the leading E-Commerce solutions currently
being used by a variety of North American organizations. We
provide secure, real-time transaction processing and management
services for our clients. Our service offers: on-line reporting,
credit card authorization, tax and shipping calculations, and
payment processing and settlement. Included in our solution is a
reporting system that answers those important business
questions: what's selling, what's not moving, what promotions
are working and who are your customers. All of these services
are supported 24 hours a day, seven days a week.|
|PKI / Security Services||Spearhead's PKI Consulting Services provide high-value security
consulting to organizations moving towards implementing or
expanding business use of cryptography. Spearhead's PKI
Consulting Services are oriented towards engagements early in
the planning cycle, enabling businesses to maximize their return
on investment in public-key infrastructure (PKI) and related
In September of 1999, Spearhead secured a partnership with
Entrust Technologies as System's Integrators for their complete
PKI product line. This enables Spearhead to provide its clients
with best-of-breed security solutions based on the award-winning
Entrust family of products.
Spearhead offers a full range of professional sercices for PKI
PKI Policy Development
Application PKI Security Review
PKI Systems Integration and management
PKI-enabling existing applications|
|Knowledge and Information Mangement||Spearhead realises that one of the prerequisites for the implementation of Knowledge Management within an organization is the accessibility of current information holdings. Spearhead is a firm believer that proper information management practices (records management, document management and data management) should be the first step to efficient Knowledge Management.
Spearhead offers the following Knowledge and Information Management services:
Knowledge Management strategy and business plan
Information Products Management
Accountability and Results-Based Framework and Evaluation
Business Processes and Workflows
SPEARHEAD has been involved with a number of public sector organizations to help them organize their information holdings to meet, not only current legal requirements, but also Government On-Line and their growing access to information requirements.
SPEARHEAD is now recognized as a leader in the development and implementation of leading edge tools and methodologies such as:
Functional Classification Systems
ISO 15849 standard on records management
Business Rules for EDRMS
Training and Awareness Strategies
Information Tracking Solutions
RDIMS (pronounced "R-DIMS") is a Canadian Federal Government shared system initiative addressing information management problems. A set of tightly integrated commercial-off-the-shelf software products make up the RDIMS solution. RDIMS integrates records management, document management, imaging, optical character recognition, full-text indexing search and retrieval, workflow, an on-line document viewer and reporting capabilities. The full document life cycle of any type of electronic document, such as electronic mail correspondence, reports, manuals, electronic mail, images, graphics and spreadsheets are managed by RDIMS. RDIMS also supports the management of non-electronic documents such as paper, photographs, maps, video and audio tapes.
RDIMS enhances service delivery, provides better support to decision-makers, makes knowledge workers more productive, promotes information sharing and re-use, ensures compliance with Federal legislation and Government Policy and enhances the efficiency of the records management function. To date, fourteen Canadian federal institutions are using RDIMS.
The Spearhead team has extensive experience with RDIMS core applications (Hummingbird DM, ForeMost RM, iRIMS RM, Docs rm) and with test scenario software, development, functional testing, and data and application correction experience within the Government of Canada Information Systems environment.|
|Security Services||Our world has changed significantly since September 11, 2001. The Government of Canada, in response to growing cyber dependencies and global threats, has recognized the urgent and critical need to address rapidly developing IT security threats and vulnerabilities. The Information Technology Security Program provides the Government of Canada with timely, credible, unbiased insight and the technical leadership required to guide critical IT security decisions. (Excerpt from the Canadian Communications Security Establishment website) The IT Security Program is committed to ensuring that our Government of Canada clients cyber networks and critical infrastructures are trustworthy and secure.
The Government of Canada has initiated the following acts regarding privacy and security:
Emergency Preparedness Act
Government Security Policy
Management of Government Information Holdings Policy
Risk Management Policy
Management of Information Technology Policy
In response to pent-up demand regarding IT security, emergency planning and risk management over the last several years, Spearhead Management Canada has conducted numerous reviews, audits, assessments and planning studies for provincial and federal government agencies including:
Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA)
Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA)
Statement of Sensitivity (SoS)
Business Continuity Planning (DRP/BRP) (for more information, please refer to the Treasury Board of Canada web site: http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pubs_pol/gospubs/TB_J2/brp1_e.asp#_Toc447076166
Includes the security of data, equipment, human resources, and physical (buildings)
PIA - Privacy Impact Assessment provides a framework that ensures privacy is addressed in the design of programs and services
TRA - Threat and Risk Assessments consists of determining what is to be protected, why it is being protected, what to protect against and whether existing or proposed security measures are acceptable and suitable.
PWGSC Three year SO to conduct base building security TRAs for approximately 300 buildings in the NCR. The approach is centered on a computer application designed specifically to provide screening-level assessment in government buildings to provide baseline security requirements including business continuity planning and continuous risk management
SoS Statement of Sensitivity If your project involves electronic service delivery, you may need to consider an SOS to determine the sensitivity of any vulnerabilities to personal information, along with mitigating risks from unauthorized access to this information
Business Continuity Planning (or DRP/BRP) plan to effectively respond to a disruption in normal business functions|