Tulasi Software Systems is my consulting business. It has been in existence since 1981. My areas of expertise include:

Requirements analysis:

Both individual people and companies often purchase software packages hoping they will perform as needed. Only after the package has been installed and used do they come to realize that it is not what they really needed. I have extensive experience in helping people analyze their operations toward learning what their own operations require prior to purchasing software packages.

Custom Software:

Custom software is expensive and time consuming to develop and test. Purchase an existing package, if you can (see above). I have over 45 years of programming experience in a variety of languages and platforms. I will work with you to determine and provide your software needs. If a unique niche for the result can be determined, your costs can be defrayed by Tulasi selling the developed package to others.

Web sites:

I would be happy to build you a custom web site. I hand coded this one. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

Performance improvement:

I do not fix broken hardware. I am good at analyzing, cleaning up and tuning poorly performing Windows systems. I have a great deal of experience with the OpenVMS operating system.

Teaching:

I am not an expert in every application package ever written. However, I would be happy to teach you how to do basic operations and solve specific problems. Please call. Often I can help over the phone.

Operating Systems:

If all you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. People assume that their only options are Windows, Mac or some Unix look alike. Depending on your needs, there are other operating systems that, while not as flashy, have advantages.

OpenVMS is an older, general purpose timesharing (multi-user) operating system that has been in existance since 1976. It is useful for data entry, lookup, transaction processing and general business as well as scientific work. Its main advantages are:

1) The ability to handle a large number of users simultaneously with only minimal resources. It is extremely efficient. There are advantages to having your system in one location for security and backup. When every user has their own system that communicates with a server over a network, the system is subject to far more points of failure, opportunities for mischief and software desigh failures. With OpenVMS the concurrency problem has been solved.

2) Stability. Systems have been known to stay up and running for decades.

3) Safety. When properly configured, the system is un-hackable and C2 government certified.

It's not for the general user of email and browsers, but makes for a superb business or scientific oriented system and will run on modern, less expensive computer equipment. I'm still using it.

Tulasi has recently become a partner with Stomasys of Geneva Switzerland and can provide their (Charon) OpenVMS emulators that emulate both VAX and AXP platforms running on Windows.