An Open Letter from Bala Sethuram, KAES' President
I always think it is a good idea to give those interested in a company's
services a bit of additional information, if only to provide a bit of
context for understanding the "how and why" of the company's operations.
To wit, that is what I hope to accomplish here, regarding my own company,
First, a bit on our history -- we were founded in 1998, as a partnership
among friends who had each worked for many years as Oracle DBAs. Quite
simply, we decided to set out on a bit of a corporate adventure, to take
advantage of the rapidly growing opportunities we felt were available in
providing Oracle-related services.
I am very proud that we have managed to carry forward our initial
enthusiasm and passion, even after nearly a decade of being in business.
We still adhere to our internal motto -- "the best in business Oracle
services at an affordable price." I am also very proud that we have
consistently provided our customers with the unfettered freedom to chase
their dreams and goals, while we take care of their Oracle investments and
infrastructure. And, this all translates into "bottom-line" benefits
too -- we assist our customers in controlling costs and keeping "a lid" on
budgets through our exceptional services. Being a small company, we are
very focussed -- empowering us to become even better at everything we do.
Truly, the opportunities are endless.
Some ask how we differ from other companies offering similar services.
I normally answer that we are not everything to everybody -- we don't need
to have goals that we should make a hat that will fit every head on earth.
Unlike others, we have a passion for and consequently specialize in the
infrastructure side of IT. We are here by choice, and simply, we have a
passion for it.
I also mention the fact that Application Consultants hire DBAs to extend
their service offerings. But, a little knowledge of SQL does not translate
into an Oracle specialist. Oracle databases, OS-level knowledge, and related
services have been our bread and butter for a long time. When the going
gets tough, we do not call an external technical resource to fix problems
for us -- we are the technical resource. While we have provided our services
to customers through several consulting companies, other customers deal with
us directly too, and are thus greatly satisfied by the experience.
All of that translates into us being an agile, efficient company, able
to lead in our industry while remaining focussed not only on providing
high-quality services, but on building the value of our clients' IT
I sincerely hope the above has been informative about the
"background" of our company. If you would like any further information,
or have any questions, please do not hesitate to
contact me directly.