ROWE AND COMPANY

Rowe and Company Professional Services
Overview
James Rowe 3/14/2012
Telephone (617) 652-0611 Email: James Rowe

Simplicity, friendliness and efficiency for media technology. Professional services for media technology offered by Rowe and Company. *Solutions Consulting *Project Management *Project Engineering * Customized Training *Operational Support

Rowe and Company Professional Services

1. Vision .............................................................................................................................. 3
1.1. Executive Summary ............................................................................................................................... 3 1.1.1. State of the Industry ........................................................................................................................ 3 1.2. R and C Professional Services .............................................................................................................. 3 1. Solutions Consulting ......................................................................................................................... 3 2. Project Management ........................................................................................................................ 3 3. Project Engineering .......................................................................................................................... 3 4. Customized Training ........................................................................................................................ 3 5. Operational Support Services .......................................................................................................... 3

2. Solutions Consulting ..................................................................................................... 4 3. Project Management ...................................................................................................... 5 4. Project Engineering ....................................................................................................... 6 5. Customized Training ..................................................................................................... 7 6. Operational Support Services ...................................................................................... 8

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1. Vision
Rowe and Company delivers professional services to simplify purchase, deployment and use of media technology. We work with industry stakeholders to increase the simplicity, friendliness and efficiency of media asset management. Our teams experience, work ethic and accomplishments qualify us to deliver our promises. 1.1. Executive Summary We believe creativity and industry knowledge equal each other in deploying professional services to achieve cost effective solutions for your business objectives. These are Rowe and Company’s core value propositions: To meet your present and future needs Deploy sustainable solutions Foster team spirit supported by a corporate culture of integrity and professionalism
1.1.1. State of the Industry

The news, sports and entertainment media industry is evolving from tape-based workflows to IPfile-based workflows, fully integrated into IT infrastructure. And managing change requires an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) approach championed by R and C. 1.2. R and C Professional Services R and C’s team of professionals have over 50 years collective experience providing technical and editorial service in the news, sports and entertainment media industry. We focus on critical aspects of your business transformation with Services Management strategies such as:
1. Solutions Consulting 2. Project Management 3. Project Engineering 4. Customized Training 5. Operational Support Services

Our method permits us to continually address your technical needs and requirements, allowing you to concentrate on your core business practice, which is to produce and distribute content for your media entertainment services.

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2. Solutions Consulting
We recognize, as organizations grow and technology progresses, business processes and initiatives change. Rowe and Company assists with these needs, and provides creative solutions to optimize your existing investments or advise you of new solutions that align with your business objective. Working directly with key stakeholders, R and C conducts analysis of your current operational process and support infrastructure. Working with your internal practice professionals, we develop workflow requirements and system design documentation and recommendations. Our consultants perform the following services: 1. Operational workflow analysis 2. Skill and technology gap analysis 3. End-to-end Operational Workflow Design (Acquisition to Distribution) 4. Documentation of Workflow 5. Workflow Infrastructure Planning and Design (Media Networking)

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3. Project Management
Our Project Managers work with stakeholders to determine appropriate products and services to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables needed for a successful implementation of media technology. Our PMs perform and are responsible for managing the following requirements: 1. Manage or lead project resources, and coordinate project integration activities 2. Monitor project activities and resources to mitigate risk 3. Implement or maintain quality assurance processes 4. Communicate all aspects of the project 5. Participate in phase, milestone, and final project reviews 6. Identify video and audio system requirements 7. Analyze information systems requirements or environment 8. Design or conduct analytical studies, cost-benefit analyses, or other research 9. Ensure compliance with client organization's policies, standards and procedures 10. Integrate Media Production systems 11. Develop Production system test plans or scenarios 12. Identify requirements for Media Network infrastructure configuration and change management 13. Change Management (for example, reviewing configuration change requests) a. Including processes for change affecting users and administrators 14. Develop or implement Media Network security plans and procedures 15. Ensure appropriate product-related training and documentation is developed and available.

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4. Project Engineering
Deploying an IT-based media production solution in the Broadcast and Entertainment environment is a prodigious challenge. IT infrastructure must provide the availability and reliability your organization requires. The 99.999 percent uptime of a broadcast environment is without question mission critical. That requires highly skilled professionals with clear insight to properly integrate production technologies with IT-based platforms and produce news, sports and television content. Our Project Engineers, in compliance with your organization's governance, configure and integrate all of your media production sub-systems into a collaborative Media Networking System. Project Engineers perform the following services: 1. Site Preparation and Assessment 2. Network Design Diagram 3. System Integration 4. Design, Build, Test and Deploy 5. Integration Testing 6. Configuration Management 7. Site Documentation 8. Transition to Operational Support

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5. Customized Training
A state of the art media production tool is effective only if all stakeholders leverage its capabilities and fully manipulate its functionalities to optimize production. This is why Rowe and Company, in conjunction with manufacturers, provides training and end-user documentation, including custom system manuals and diagrams. Training Services includes but are not limited to the following: 1. Editing Applications 2. Media Asset Management 3. End-to-End Production workflows 4. Newsroom workflows 5. Media Networking

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6. Operational Support Services
Rowe and Company, in partnership with your supply vendor, offers the following level of support: 1. Standard 2. Priority 3. Uptime With R and C as your strategic partner, you will realize your business objectives by maintaining business continuity, reducing costs, improving efficiency and generating new revenue over an Integrated Media Network distribution platform.

Rowe and Company Rowe and Company, LLC on Linkedin Contact R and C now: James Rowe (617) 652-0611 P.O. Box 853 Shirley, MA 01464 Patrick Rowe, Managing Partner patrick@roweandcompany.biz Dennis Glenn, Senior Associate, Rowe and Company Director Professional Services CIS Group dennismglenn@gmail.com --30--

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