Oakland Awarded Software Sale to Maryland State Department of Education
Lanham, MD, 12/28/2016
Oakland’s Software Value Added Reselling Division has won an order for SAP Software Annual Enterprise Support from the Maryland State Department of Education in a competitive bid. The contract will provide Business Objects Enterprise support for MSDOE’s users. Oakland is a Value Added Reseller/Wholesaler of SAP Software to the Government directly and to Systems Integrators. Mr. Jim Miller, Oakland Director of Software Value Added Reselling, noted “We are pleased to support Maryland Department of Education in meeting this need for increased enterprise analytics and reporting capability."
About the Maryland State Department of Education
Under the leadership of the State Superintendent of Schools and guidance from the Maryland State Board of Education, the Department develops and implements standards and policy for education programs from pre-kindergarten through high school.
Oakland Headquarters Staff Provide Holiday Gifts in Prince George's County
Lanham, MD, 12/22/2016
As the 2016 year came to an end, the holiday spirit was clearly present at Oakland Headquarters. This year the Company provided holiday gifts for four families who were selected by Prince George’s County. Meg Tarulis, Oakland Senior Proposal Coordinator, did the planning, coordination and shopping with the support of other staff members. (Big thanks to everyone who could volunteer!)
Holiday cheer could be felt throughout Oakland as the staff members worked together to ensure each gift was wrapped with care. Once the packages were ready, the vehicles were filled and the staff packed in to deliver the items personally to the families.
After arriving at the families’ homes, to the families’ surprise, they opened the door and were greeted with toys and clothes especially selected for each child and an additional gift for the parents. The Oakland staff members returned to the Office the following morning with wonderful stories from their experience and of heartfelt appreciation from the families.
Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I am very grateful to our staff for their time and effort for this important event. Giving back to the community is an important element of Oakland’s mission, so we welcomed the opportunity to help families in need have a more enjoyable holiday in their homes”.
Oakland Wins Contract to Provide Software Products and Services to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Lanham, MD, 12/16/2016
Oakland Consulting Group (Oakland) was awarded a prime contract by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of General Services (DGS) to potentially provide commercial off the shelf software products (COTS) and related services to over 8,000 participating public entities. The cooperative purchasing program is called COSTARS. The scope of the contract encompasses the following product category areas where Oakland can provide any of 18 products it resells, and related services:
- Application Software
- Business Processes Software
- Communication Software
- Education Software
- Firewall and Security Software
- Firmware Software
- Imaging Software
- Language Software
- Network Software
- On-Site Data Management Software
- System Software
- Volume Licensing of Software Products
Since 1997 Oakland is a trusted Government IT solutions provider, combining technological expertise with a thorough understanding of the government procurement process to help federal, state, and local government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. As a top-ranked Government Solutions Provider and Implementer, Oakland is the preferred government partner and supplier for many of its best-of-breed vendors, managing their public sector reseller networks and driving demand for their offerings. The complete range of Oakland services includes software marketing and exhibits, business process and COTS Software consulting, evaluation and demonstrations, pilots and trials, proof of concept, installation, implementation, training, and sustainment and maintenance.
Mr. Cedric Nash, Oakland CEO, noted: “We are extremely pleased with this award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which will enable us to further our long record of service in Pennsylvania. Our software reseller line of business is important to us and growing , and of course Oakland has a long history of successfully delivering the full range of services related to implementation of software products.”
Oakland Holiday Party Celebrates Outstanding Performers
Lanham, MD, 12/15/2016
Oakland employees, consultants and partners celebrated the Holiday Season with a festive gathering at the Woodmore Country Club the evening of December 14. 2016. The party included cocktails and a buffet dinner accompanied by a jazz trio.
A highlight of the evening was when Oakland CEO Cedric Nash presented the 2016 “O Awards”. This award, memorialized in a custom-designed desk piece, recognizes superior performance by individual members of Team Oakland. This year’s awardees included:
- Salesman of the Year – Mike Kucharski
- Recruiter of the Year – Ed Ellis
Also, a new category of O Awards was announced: Consultant of the Year, highlighting individuals contributing superior customer service for our larger projects. The inaugural winners of the Consultant of the Year award are:
- Tomas Rodriguez, Army Central Business Analytics Program
- Art Walter, Army Logistics Modernization Program
- John Mollard, Smithsonian Institution Support Team
We based our criteria for selection of Consultant of the Year on the factors we ask our customers to evaluate us. The criteria are provided below.
- Consistently Delivers Superior Technical Performance
- Provides Effective Communications and High Responsiveness
- Continually Seeks Opportunity For Innovation (solutions and processes)
- Performs to Schedule
- Manages Costs
- Superior Contributions Recognized By The Client, Who Explicitly Values Our Consultant
Cedric E. Nash, Oakland CEO, noted “I was happy to see the great turnout for our Holiday celebration, this is a very special time of year and it is good to see friends and catch up. A special thanks to the people receiving O Awards – their strong performance in service to our clients is a key component of our success”.
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