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Howard & Associates
75 Neck Road
Madison CT 06443
United States

Phone: 203-671-5174
Web site: www.howard-associates.com
 
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Howard & Associates is a unique consulting firm that focuses on two primary practices:

Video Consulting

Howard & Associates helps clients improve communications with IP video. We work with clients to help them navigate the waters around video conferencing, streaming video, and unified communications - and demonstrate how these can all be delivered in a seamless User Experience.

Strategy, Product, and Marketing Consulting

Howard & Associates supports technology companies in their strategy, product development, and marketing efforts to create and promote their products and services and ultimately drive more revenue and profitability for the organization.

 

Our Mission

Howard & Associates is solely focused on creating results for our clients. We accomplish this through our unending devotion to client satisfaction as well as our expertise in our service areas. We strive to produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations.

 

About Us

Howard & Associates was founded by Andy Howard, an IP video expert and industry veteran whose goal is to help clients improve communications with video. Mr. Howard has helped hundreds of customers architect and implement enterprise-wide, and in many cases global, IP video deployments. Mr. Howard has worked with large corporate, government, and educational customers to help them implement enterprise video solutions.

Prior to founding Howard & Associates, Mr. Howard was a key executive at VBrick Systems, and was instrumental building the company from startup to market leader. Frost & Sullivan named the company the Enterprise Video market leader in 2011.

While at VBrick, Mr. Howard performed multiple roles including Strategic Alliances, Business Development, and Product Strategy. Mr. Howard positioned VBrick as the “go to” partner for streaming video for companies such as Avaya, Microsoft, HP, and LifeSize. Mr. Howard also provided the product vision for the creation of two of VBrick’s most strategic products – its core media management software called the VBrick Enterprise Media System (VEMS) and its core video distribution appliance, the VBrick Distributed Media Engine (DME). The combination of these two products allows organizations to build scalable and highly reliable enterprise video distribution systems.

Mr. Howard has been at the forefront of the digital video industry since it began, pioneering the development of the industry's first streaming media caching appliance in the late 1990's, while holding Product Management and Marketing positions at CacheFlow (now Blue Coat) and Novell. Mr. Howard received a bachelor's degree cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with Distinction from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

 

Product Description

Video Consulting

Unlike many IT consultants who focus solely on technology, Howard & Associates take a unique approach to its engagements. Technology plays an important role, but is only one piece of the puzzle. Video is a distinctive data type that is extremely impactful, but also requires behavioral changes throughout the organization. Therefore, we focus on the client’s requirements and how those requirements will be met through a combination of people, process, and technology.

People - how will people use the technology and who will manage it

Process - how will customers integrate the technology into their daily activities and current communications tools

Technology – what is the available technology to meet my requirements

 

Strategy, Product, and Marketing Consulting

Howard & Associates supports technology companies in their strategy, product development, and marketing efforts to create and promote their products and services and ultimately drive more revenue and profitability for the organization.

Howard & Associates supports technology companies in their strategy, product development, and marketing efforts to create and promote their products and services. Ultimately driving more revenue and profitability for the organization.

Howard & Associates has worked with organizations of all sizes to help them grow their business – from venture backed startups to some of the world’s best known technology brands. While we have domain expertise in video, we have worked with all types of technology organizations.

These organizations run lean marketing departments and understand the value of working without outside expertise to augment their internal teams. With our background in Strategy, Product Management/Marketing, Business Development, and Strategic Alliances, we can help you win in the marketplace.

 

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  • Howard & Associates
    Howard & Associates is a unique consulting firm that focuses on two primary practices: Video Consulting Howard & Associates helps clients improve communications with IP video. We work with clients to help them navigate the waters around video conferencing, streaming video, and unified communications - and demonstrate how these can all be delivered in a seamless User Experience. Strategy, Product, and Marketing Consulting Howard & Associates supports technology companies in their strategy, product development, and marketing efforts to create and promote their products and services and ultimately drive more revenue and profitability for the organization. Howard & Associates is solely focused on creating results for our clients. We accomplish this through our unending devotion to client satisfaction as well as our expertise in our service areas. We strive to produce results that exceed our clients’ expectations.
  • Video Consulting
    Howard & Associates helps clients improve communications with IP video. We work with clients to help them navigate the waters around video conferencing, streaming video, and unified communications - and demonstrate how these can all be delivered in a seamless User Experience.
  • Strategy, Product, and Marketing Consulting
    Howard & Associates supports technology companies in their strategy, product development, and marketing efforts to create and promote their products and services and ultimately drive more revenue and profitability for the organization.
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