OCC is an IT consultancy that focuses on business networks and information system standards. As self-described "generalists", OCC has built a network of resources to leverage specific expertise such as contracts with Microsoft, Cisco, Palo Alto, Google, Apple, Dell, HP as well as others. Working with small and medium sized businesses, OCC can either serve with, or in lieu of an internal IT department. In 2005 Ted Hughes founded OCC Service Incorporated in Austin, TX. Ted, an electrical engineer from Vanderbilt University had his professional experience in semiconductor design and software development. Located in downtown Austin, OCC provides IT advisory and helpdesk services worldwide.