At Original Logic, we help clients get past the technology of the Internet to take advantage of this medium. Original Logic has been in the systems design business since 1988 and expanded its scope to the Internet in 1995. The principals of OLinc, Tim McKenna and Gaby Mann, have among them been designing, programming, and managing systems for over twenty years and have seven years' experience as Internet project managers and site designers. We worked in the Greater Toronto Area for too long and have now escaped to New Brunswick.
We make sure what we do with computers fits what you do with your business. Systems are not collections of computer programs but how people work with tools in an environment. Only some of those tools are computer programs (sometimes it's better manually). The environment extends outside the computer room, and with the Internet, outside the clients company. For example, a web site is often part of other business systems and is always part of the marketing and strategic plan.
Most computer systems focus internally on their own content, not externally toward the business context in which they operate. Original Logic practices systems thinking (Senge) to identify the environment and how it will be changed by the proposed system. This is because the solution to the problem changes the problem. We employ concepts of performance centred design (Gery) to help clients create digital bulldozers (Dertouzos) that solve old business problems without creating new ones.
Timothy J. McKenna has been working with people and their computers since the late 1970's, almost all of that time as a consultant. He has designed systems for clients in the import/distribution, manufacturing, service and financial sectors. His strengths are in business systems analysis, computer systems design and information services strategic planning. Upon completing a contract with JVC Canada as Information Services Manager, he was granted a mid-life sabbatical by OLinc to complete his B.Sc. in Computer Studies and Psychology at Trent University. Since then, Tim has been a full time professor at Seneca College's School of Computer Studies, where he programs programmers. Review his resume or Linked in profile
Gabriela Mann has been working on the Internet since the web was young. During that time, she has managed the introduction of the Durham Free-Net, supervised the building of the Virtual Billboard Network and designed the many significant web sites noted above. With her MBA, twelve years' marketing experience and small business consulting expertise, her forte is strategic planning and project management. Most recently, she applied this expertise as Economic Development Officer (and webmaster) for the Town of Port Hope. Review her resume.
Original Logic is assisted by database experts, graphics designers and
HTML coding staff from associated firms.
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* note: original site designs available on request