We Serve Higher Education

Optimal Partners focuses on IT consulting, staffing, and implementation services at universities. Our consultants are experts in many areas, including but not limited to eLearning, reporting and analytics, information security, Internet of Things, CRM, as well as traditional product development and implementations.

A Variety of Higher Ed IT Services

We offer a variety of services to Higher Ed IT departments and related organizations. From consulting and staffing to full implementations, we can customize a solution for your needs. Our consultants and contractors have extensive Higher Ed experience and have worked with us personally or come highly recommended from someone who has.

it consulting

We work with a variety of IT consultants from a range of disciplines. Whether you need strategy, change management, process, project management, business analysis, or technical consulting, we’re sure to have a talented and driven consultant with Higher Ed experience who meets your needs.

it staffing

We pride ourselves on being able to fill even the most unique requirements with IT experts who perform beyond client expectations. We offer flexible, custom arrangements including part-time, as needed, short-term, as well as full-time staff.

implementations

When you prefer to have a partner manage and perform a full implementation or product development, Optimal Partners has you covered. Let us manage the entire project from start to finish, or turn an existing project into a outstanding success.

outsourcing

Not all work needs to be done in-house; when an operational function can be done by an external organization, it can save your institution money and allow your team to focus on more strategic work.

Flexibility with Timing, Budget, and Location

We have a number of consultants available on a full-time basis, however, we know that full-time consultants aren’t always the right choice for an institution's project or budget. That’s why we always strive to be flexible and accommodating. Below are a few of the ways that we can meet your specific needs.

part-time consultants

Not all positions need to be full-time. You may find that you need someone with a highly specific skillset to work on a project only part-time. We can always find the right consultants to fit your specific requirements.

advice on retainer

At times you just need a little impartial advice here and there, without the full investment in a consultant. We can put you in contact with the right person to answer your questions on an as-needed basis.

remote consultants

When you need the job done right but don’t require a person in the office, we can find the right consultant at a lower cost if they work remotely.

short-term contracts

Not every placement needs to be a 2 year contract. We recognize that many projects will require short-term work, and we are more than willing to collaborate with you to ensure the most flexible arrangement to fit your institution’s specific needs.

cost-flexible solutions

Whether you’d like to commit to an hourly contract or fixed-fee pricing, we offer a variety of options that allow you to meet your budget requirements. For example, in some cases, a junior consultant may be exactly what you need.

custom project solutions

If you don’t see one solution that works for you, we are more than happy to work to fit your needs and create a fair arrangement that works for you—-whether that means modifying an existing service, combining services, or having a consultant work on a trial-basis.

A Wide Variety of Specializations

Our goal is to handle any project in the most effective way possible, and that means having a variety of specialists available. Here are just a few examples:

strategists and advisors

A successful project requires a sturdy foundation upon which everything else is built. We can provide talented IT strategists and advisors with the experience in Higher Ed to ensure your university is utilizing technology effectively and providing the best services and experiences for its stakeholders.

functional consultants

Not every project requires every type of consulting, but most require some form of requirements gathering and analysis. From business analysts to project managers, we are sure we have the right fit for any functional IT consultant position in Higher Ed or related organizations.

technical consultants

When a project requires technical consultants who exceed expectations, we have you covered. From server administrators to network engineers and developers, we have the right fit for your specific needs, no matter how niche those requirements may be.

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