Higher ED Strategy

At Optimal, we help colleges thrive. Institutions face severe issues threatening their ability to survive. Which students to recruit, how to retain them, and how to deliver a high-quality education at a reasonable cost must all be part of the institution’s “systems thinking” approach. We provide strategy consulting solutions tailored specifically to your institution's needs. [Download Our Brochure]

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Higher ED Technology

Since 2007, Optimal has provided tailored technology consulting and implementation solutions for Higher Ed. We have been trusted by some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Boston College, Northeastern, Brandeis, and Brown. We strive to help organizations solve their most pressing problems by providing a menu of ultra-customized, cost-effective technology solutions.

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Beyond Higher ED

By partnering with Red Hat, we leverage over 70+ years of combined Red Hat JBoss, Wildfly, and Java experience to tackle any Red Hat, Java, or Cloud Migration related issue you may be confronted with. We can help answer the who, when, and how for your upcoming project and create an ultra-tailored, lower cost, quality implementation plan specific to your needs.

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In a world of organizational uncertainties, Optimal solves problems. We are focused on designing solutions to your challenges by providing a menu of ultra-tailored, cost-flexible consulting options. We have been trusted by some of the top universities in the world, including Harvard, Boston College, Brandeis, Brown, UMass, MIT, and Northeastern University.

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Strategy & Technology Solutions for Higher Ed & Beyond

Whether you are looking for strategy, project management, change management, technical consulting expertise, help with developing a new product, Red Hat migrations and upgrades, Java application development, or cloud migrations, we can customize a solution to fit your specific needs.

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Our Past Experience Speaks for Itself

"It was thanks to Optimal that we succeeded in getting our project done. The developer was a true professional who made sure that he completed work on time and delivered well documented changes. He was always pleasant to work with."

Richard Trudel (Manager ERP Systems, Brandeis University)

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We are always looking to expand our team. We work with independent consultants, partner with established consulting firms, and provide mentoring opportunities for students. Think you’d be a good fit?


We are always looking for highly experienced consultants with a variety of specialties and skills for a variety of assignments - long and short-term, full and part-time, as well as remote positions in the U.S. and internationally.

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We Believe

We believe in making a difference to the world by helping colleges and universities to systematically improve their strategy, operations, and technology in order to better educate their students and provide better support to their faculty and staff.

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