IT Staff Augmentation

Rothman & Associates of Cleveland (Solon), Ohio is an information technology consulting company offering IT staff augmentation and IT project outsourcing services. If your company is considering an information technology outsourcing strategy or needs to outsource all or part of an information technology project, please call 440-349-0478 to talk with Howard Rothman about our IT staff augmentation services.

Are you a human resource manager, company owner, business executive or an IT department director who needs another senior software engineer or a reliable and experienced .NET, ASP, C#, VB.NET, SQL Server or Visual Studio programmer for a short-term project? Talk to Rothman & Associates about our IT staff augmentation services so that we can help you solve a programming problem, achieve a software rollout or an application deployment goal in a hurry or acquire an accurate assessment of your fluctuating IT staffing needs. We are not IT recruiters, we are an information technology company, and as such, are better suited to sourcing the top IT talent in the Cleveland and Akron markets, because we are experts at the skills sets employee candidates list on their resumes. We know IT talent when we see it because we are computer scientists, programmers, software engineers, and network administrators, not third-party IT recruiters, so we attract and select people who work hard and get the job done. Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee (creator of World Wide Web) and Linus Benedict Torvalds (chief architect of the Linux kernel) have not worked for us, but we do have some great IT talent on staff and are always open to sharing our human IT resources with our clients if it will help in a pinch.

We provide staff augmentation services to small businesses and large corporate enterprises throughout Northeastern Ohio. Our firm provides Cleveland and Akron area businesses with information technology (IT) and Microsoft technology staff augmentation services. We place IT professionals on our client's staff for fixed or flexible durations but rarely provide direct hire solutions because our IT staff augmentation services are more of a favor to our clients than a business model. We want our contract workers to return to work on Rothman & Associates software and application projects when their short-term or long-term IT staff augmentation project concludes. The duration of our IT staff augmentation service contracts can be as short as 1 week and as long as 1 year.

Our technical knowledge of computer networks, database technology integration, computers and Microsoft technologies is world-class. We are not a traditional temporary or permanent placement employment and staffing agency, nor are we information technology consultant recruiters. We are a custom software application development company that supplies our customers with hard-to-find IT skilled professionals when they need part-time, full-time or contract IT staff augmentation services. There are a number of reasons why our clients use our IT staff augmentation services. Frequently, our clients contract with us for IT staff augmentation services because one of their Microsoft programmers needs to take an extended vacation or a leave of absence due to a family emergency or serious illness. In other cases, our clients decide to downsize their staff but need to retain the use of a database expert for a few months. We filled a number of IT positions for Cleveland companies shortly after a severe recession devastated the economy in the United States in 2007 and 2008. They had to let some of their IT staff go, but needed short term project management and technical support to correct IT implementation issues, so we placed a few IT consultants in their work environments for a few months to bridge the gaps. Once the economy started to pick up again in 2008 and 2009, we had other customers use our IT staff augmentation services to handle an uptick in business volume while their human resource department sourced full time IT staff personnel to adjust their IT staffing ratio.

Our employees are experts at working with Microsoft programs and technology solutions, Internet services, data storage and databases, servers and other computer hardware and software that power businesses in the Cleveland, Ohio area. While our sweet spot is enterprise software application development, we also care about our customers and how their businesses perform. We understand that their IT departments become more agile and can overcome short-term IT problems when they can turn to Rothman & Associates when they need a database programmer, database designer or database administrator for a few weeks or months to help them with data entry or to build and maintain a business software database.

If your business or organization is considering contracting directly with Rothman & Associates as a temporary strategy, call 440-349-0478 to talk with Howard Rothman about our IT staff augmentation services. We can help by allocating a high-integrity IT expert to work at your offices part-time or full time for some defined period of time. Once we deploy a technical resource, we bill an hourly rate for the IT work they perform. This work can be database programming, data entry, enterprise application development, network administration, application architecture design, project management, help desk support or some other information technology. If one of our clients needs a reliable and experienced .NET, ASP, C#, VB.NET, SQL Server or Visual Studio programmer for a short-term project, we are happy to draft an IT staff augmentation agreement and will have a talented programmer or IT consultant get started as soon as possible. Feel free to stop by our offices in Solon, Ohio to find out how our IT staff augmentation services can help your company or organization use information technology to reach your goals and objectives. Our offices are right next door to Nestle USA Inc. on Bainbridge Road. We are always happy to provide potential customers with an estimate, proposal, work agreement, statement of work or contract as well as some good old fashioned hospitality.

Because Rothman & Associates also provides managed information technology services we can also provide a defined price to complete a specific IT project or deliverable. The managed services we provide permit our clients to reduce their internal IT staffing and expenses because we commit to performing specific IT tasks such as managing servers, building and maintaining databases on cloud servers, building web apps, assisting with new product launches and updating software programs and other technology responsibilities. We provide value to our clients through both our information technology managed services and our IT staff augmentation services, depending on their need at any given moment.

Business and human resource managers in Cleveland and Akron that need to execute a temporary strategy, often take advantage of our IT staff augmentation services because it has certain advantages over the process of directly hiring an IT employee. We are often considered an “IT safety valve” because once our IT consultant finishes the assignment, our customer notifies us and our employee returns to work at Rothman & Associates at our Solon offices. It can be much easier for our clients to contract with us than to source and interview multiple IT employee candidates.

So how does Rothman & Associates provide IT staffing solutions and get engaged with Cleveland and Akron/Canton businesses that need help with their information technology staffing challenges? Our president, Howard Rothman will typically meet with a current or prospective client executive, IT Director or Human Resource manager to ascertain their exact IT workforce requirements. We then collaborate with our clients to plan and identify the number of qualified employees that will be required to complete an IT project, fix a database problem or build a software application. Once the IT staff augmentation plan has been approved, we create a document called a “Statement of Work” that specifies the information technology work that will be performed, project deliverables and a staff augmentation time line which indicates how long the contract will last. This work agreement includes billing rates and payment schedules.

Our IT staff augmentation model makes it easier and more cost effective for our clients to implement and manage new hardware and enterprise-class software applications. Our company president, Howard Rothman, usually takes the lead when it comes to developing a customized IT staff augmentation plan for our clients. One of the most productive ways that our clients utilize our IT staffing services is when they need to organize a good plan to manage their company's technology life cycle. A Rothman & Associate IT expert will work at our customer's offices in the Cleveland or Akron area and essentially become one of their IT staff members, for awhile, in order to assist in making recommendations on what type of computer hardware and software programs need to be purchased, updated, maintained, removed or replaced.

On-site contract IT personnel from Rothman & Associates typically work at a client's office for 20 to 40 hours a week. Our senior-level consultants will work at our customer's offices to help them automate their business, train their office administrators how to use Microsoft products and retrieve and interpret data and information to make executive decisions. Our IT staffing solutions also help our clients handle multiple day-to-day IT challenges and set up customer relationship management systems (CRM) such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM so they can manage correspondence and accounts for their active and prospective customers. At the end of the day, our IT staff augmentation services are developed to increase the efficiency and productivity of the people who use computers and software at our clients business locations.

Our IT staff augmentation services focus on Microsoft products and services because of Microsoft's large market share in the productivity software market, operating system market and server software market. Our company, computer system specialists and software experts hold a wide range of Microsoft certifications and information technology professional certifications for Microsoft products. These include Microsoft Certified Solution Developer (MCSD), Microsoft Visual Basic .NET, Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Solution Framework, Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and Microsoft ASP.NET. Our MCTs are Microsoft technical and instructional experts. We think Microsoft are crucial to components in operating a successful company this is why we focus on Microsoft products instead of free open source such as LAMP software components such as Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP.

Since 1994, businesses in the Cleveland and Akron areas have outsourced the administration of their servers to Rothman & Associates information technology consultants. We provide server management services for cloud servers, servers provided by application service providers (ASPs), our own servers, on hosted software as a service (Saas) environments and on servers that are on-premise at our customer's offices.

Our IT staff augmentation services can assist with the following skill sets that may be required internally by our clients:

  • Windows 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
  • Project scoping planning and documentation
  • Disaster recovery analysis, documentation and integration
  • SQL Server 7.0/2000
  • LAN/WAN architecture design, integration and maintenance
  • Visual Basic 6.0
  • Information technology project management support
  • Business process, logic, rules and system design
  • Computer hardware enhancements
  • Visual Basic .NET
  • Computer program, application and software improvements
  • Access 2000/97
  • E-mail system support
  • Server Support
  • Network Support
  • Active Reports
  • Database programming and support
  • Crystal Reports
  • Website design and development
  • HTML/DHTML
  • Software application development
  • ERP support
  • Enterprise application development and support
  • JavaScript/VBScript
  • Intranet support and maintenance
  • COM/DCOM/MTS/COM+
  • Outlook/Exchange/CDO
  • Microsoft Sharepoint
  • Microsoft Solutions Framework
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Quality standards & compliance
  • Asynch. Communications
  • Legacy data and software application maintenance and migration
  • Active Server Pages (ASP)
  • Internet Information Services
  • Computer and Software Training
  • Data center support

Please feel free to contact us to schedule a conference call or in-person consultation. Our company president, Howard Rothman, is always happy to set up a time to talk with you and/or your staff about your company's needs. We offer free 1 hour consultations for potential clients that can be conducted at your offices, our offices in Solon, Ohio or a convenient coffee shop, restaurant or café. Our favorite place to have meet with clients is the Panera Bread restaurant on Kruse Drive in Solon because it is just down the street from our offices and their pastries are to die for. Our IT staff augmentation services are normally billed on an hourly basis. Upon request, we can also prepare a fixed-bid estimate for your business or professional group.

If your company or organization is interested in talking with us regarding our IT staff augmentation services please call 440-349-0478 Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (ET) for information. We will be happy to talk with you about our capabilities and billing rates, fees and prices. You can also complete the online form positioned on the right side of this page. If you would would like to send us an RFP (Request for Pricing) or RFQ (Request for Quote) please email it to Howard Rothman at hrothman@rothmanit.com.


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Rothman & Associates  |  30325 Bainbridge Road Suite 4, Solon, OH 44139  |  Phone: 440-­349-0478  |  Fax: 844-700-9838