K-Int staff enjoy international recognition for their expertise in the cultural, e-learning and e-government sectors. This, coupled with a reputation for technical vision and excellence, means that we enjoy an excellent reputation as consultants.
We like to choose consultancy projects which are closely related to areas where we have developed products or may develop them in future. This way knowledge and experience gained in consultancy work can feed directly into our products and vice-versa. We'd like to say that we are very selective in bidding for consultancy work but the truth is that we haven't quite worked out yet how to make a decent living from open source software development alone so we are more than willing to use consultancy to plug the gaps and to fund speculative R&D activities.
We undertake consultancy projects for standards bodies when we feel that the subject matter can improve our expertise and also contribute positively to the development of open standards. We are keen, though, to avoid projects which appear promote narrow interests, re-invent wheels or view the development of standards as goal in itself.
We have participated in a number of consortia which have won competitive tendering processes to deliver funded consultancy projects. These projects provide an excellent opportunity to maintain relationships with colleagues in the world of higher education and to keep up to speed with developments in that sector.
Our experience ranges from policy development, project management and high level architectural design to "get your hands" dirty re-engineering of existing solutions. We have also participated in a number of evaluation projects and contributed a 'technical' strand to broader based projects.