Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Oakwood is a strategic business and technology consultant that brings a breadth of multi-disciplined skills across various technologies and Cloud platforms. Being subtle in solving complex business and technical challenges, the company goes beyond satisfying client’s business objectives to increasing market share, internal efficiencies and improving relationships, communications, and processes with customer, employees, and suppliers. The company helps customers look at the things they have, the data these things generate, and the processes they impact. “At these three convergent points, we can find insights that drive innovation. Having helped customers in this space, we are well equipped to help the technology and business team work together,” explain Windsor.
For instance, Oakwood recently worked with a manufacturer on grocery store display cases that are seen in retail stores around the world. The cases are vital in the decision making process for the stores. Oakwood used the Version 1 of their Smart Case (Splash) app and helped retailers drive consumer decisions through the subtle use of lighting, animation, and product placement.This technology was powered by IoT and cloud connected, embedded device solutions. “We also helped the client improve their ability to proactively deliver maintenance and retail services to their customers,” Windsor adds.
We provide ‘Big 5’ services with more personal attention to people, detail and service, utilizing technology as an enabler for truly transformational business outcomes
“Our breadth of services has always been a differentiator for us, but it is the depth of knowledge in each of our practice areas that allows us to speak to the entire lifecycle of a project and each aspect of the technology,” reveals Windsor. The company handles every layer in the technical stack—from device to development to the business stratum. It is the 360 degree view of the technology that allows them to do what others can’t. “We provide ‘Big 5’ services with more personal attention to detail and service. We believe in getting our hands dirty; becoming a critical part of the large and small activities in an organization, where we offer the practical and the unchartered thoughts to help customers achieve maximum value from technology and it completely differentiates us in the market,” adds Windsor.
“In the next three years, our biggest challenge will be maintaining our current pace of IoT growth and finding enough great talent to lead us to success on projects that no one else is doing,” concludes Windsor.