Open Systems Technology Associates (OSTA)




OSTA - Corporate Profile


OSTA is a technology and management consulting firm specializing in Open Systems, Client/Server, and Internet/Intranet Computing. The firm provides consulting services in technology, products, and standards areas such as the UNIX system, Windows NT, networking, distributed computing, systems/network management, and systems architecture. We have been involved in the UNIX/Open Systems industry since its beginnings at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the early 1970's, and helped to initiate the move to Open Systems in the computer industry. This broad experience gives us a unique perspective on the Open Systems industry and allows us to provide a broad range of consulting services to our clients: hardware vendors, ISVs, and end users.

OSTA Services

OSTA offers a combination of management and technology consulting services to its clients, including:

Some Recent Projects

Some recent projects performed by OSTA include:

More details on these and other recent projects by OSTA can be found in OSTA Projects .

OSTA Benefits

OSTA provides a unique combination of management and technical skills in key Open Systems technology areas that will enable a client to obtain timely results, without hiring additional full-time staff to fill a temporary need. We are able to provide an independent opinion and expert advice in key technology, product and standards areas that impact the implementation of a high-technology solution.


OSTA Background

OSTA was founded in January 1992 by Dr. Heinz Lycklama , who acquired considerable development expertise in UNIX systems software at Bell Telephone Laboratories, and has managed numerous UNIX development projects as a Vice President of INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation, the first commercial UNIX company (founded in 1977). While at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Mr. Lycklama was the key architect and developer of a number of operating systems based on the UNIX system. He is a pioneer in developing the UNIX/Open Systems market. Highlights of his career include:


At Bell Telephone Laboratories (9 years):



At INTERACTIVE Systems Corporation (14 years):



As an Open Systems Industry Pioneer:



Dr. Lycklama received a Ph.D. degree in Physics from McMaster University in Canada.

Contact Information:

Dr. Heinz Lycklama
Open Systems Technology Associates
17818 Oxford Dr.
Arlington, WA 98223

Ph./FAX: 360-403-7445/6
Cell: 425-501-5075
email: heinz@osta.com

URL: http://www.osta.com

Useful Information On Open Systems Can Be Found In:


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Last modified: December 27, 2008