Services | Consulting

Ad-Hoc Consulting

Our drop-in consulting service is primarily focused on software development and related concerns such as infrastructure and system administration. Maybe you require competences outside of your usual areas of expertise or you have a project that is stuck in a rut over an unusual problem and you need a fresh pair of eyes on it. Maybe you already have most of your operation in place and you just need some extra hands on deck to help meet that critical delivery deadline. Whatever the situation, we're there to help you achieve your goals.

GrailForge's consultants have experience working all over the world for customers of all sizes in various industries - from sole trader to Fortune 500, from manufacturing to retail, government and law enforcement, ecommerce to finance and many many more. We are versatile and experienced enough to hit the ground running with most teams in most industries.

If you want maximum flexbility but still require additonal peace of mind that someone will be available when you need it, we offer fixed hours-per-month retainer arragements.

Project Consulting Services

For requirements exceding 40 hours per month, we recommend our Project Consulting Services. You essentially get the benefits of a full-time consultant without the overheads of hiring a full-time employee. We can provide a dedicated consultant to work on your project part-time or full-time. This is a great option if you only need one or two pairs of hands with a high level of expertise and commitment for a fixed duration.

Team as a Service

Do you have a startup with an ambitious vision but don't know where to start with the execution? Are you an established enterprise seeking to augment your existing capabilities, perhaps freeing up your existing teams to work on other endeavours? Our flexible team model might be the perfect fit.

By delivering a complete team, you get the benefits of cutting-edge expertise and familiarity for your project without the usual pain of recruiment and team building. We can provide highly specialised or cross-functional experts depending on your needs.

In-House Delivery Service

Take the hassle out of project management with our comprehensive In-House Delivery Service. Get the benefits of outsourcing without the uncertainty and complications of off-shoring.

With our In-House Delivery Service, you retain full control over project direction and objectives while benefiting from our expertise in execution and delivery. Our project team becomes an extension of your organization, dedicated to getting the details right so you can focus on your core business while reaping the rewards of a successful project delivery.

Regulatory Audits

We can provide certified auditors with qualifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), Certified Accessibility Professional (CAPP), and relevant ISO certifications like ISO 27001 for information security management. We offer comprehensive regulatory audits to ensure compliance:

Software Licensing Compliance Audit

We perform in-depth evaluations of your software's dependencies including imported packages, linked libraries and related infrastructure.

Identifying potential compliance issues early can provide opportunities for improved operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness while reducing the risk of legal issues.

Quantum-Readiness Audit

We assess your systems for reliance on quantum-breakable algorithms and provide a roadmap for migration to post-quantum cryptography (PQC) standards.

Once exploits are announced it's already too late. This proactive approach ensures your data remains secure in the coming quantum era.

Privacy Compliance

Protect user data and maintain compliance with stringent privacy regulations such as GDPR and CCPA with our Privacy Compliance Audit.

Our expert assessment ensures that your systems adhere to legal standards, mitigating risks and safeguarding sensitive information effectively.

Accessibility Audit

Stay ahead of regulatory requirements and ensure inclusivity for all users.

Even where your hand isn't being forced by compliance standards, our recommendations can help you to foster an accessible digital environment for everyone.

In addition to one-off audits, we can help you to stay ahead of evolving regulatory requirements with ongoing regulatory compliance monitoring.

We continuously monitor changes in laws and industry standards relevant to your business, provide timely updates and guidance, and ensure that your organization remains compliant to avoid costly penalties and reputational damage.

Packaged Solutions

Sometimes your needs are very specific to your business. Other times you just need a helping hand for a specific purpose from someone who is tried, tested and ready-to-go.

Some examples of the types of packaged solutions we offer are as follows:

AI Model Training and Optimization

Leverage cutting-edge machine learning algorithms and techniques to train and fine-tune AI models tailored to your specific requirements, enabling you to extract valuable insights, automate tasks, and drive innovation in your business processes without exposing your valuable data to third parties.

Digital Transformation Consultation

We analyze your current processes, recommend strategic digital initiatives, and guide you through implementation, ensuring a seamless transition to a more efficient and agile digital environment.

Database Optimisation

Unlock the full potential of your data infrastructure, from query optimization and index tuning to sharding and replication strategies. We identify performance bottlenecks, improve reliability and identifying oportunities to reduce costs.

DevOps Implementation and Automation

Automate your software delivery pipeline to expedite delivery, streamline workflows, automate manual tasks. It's not limited to CI/CD for software - we also assist with infrastructure as code, mastering configuration management, and containerisation.

Cloud Migration Strategy

We assess your current IT landscape, develop a customized migration plan, and oversee the seamless transition of your applications and data to the cloud, maximizing scalability, security, and cost-efficiency.

Business Continuity Planning

Safeguard your business against disruptions. We assess potential risks, develop customized continuity plans, and conduct simulations to ensure your organization can maintain operations and recover swiftly from any unforeseen events.