Information technology should better our lives. Whether improving network and information system performance in a business environment, or increasing personal and professional time and resources management, the goal is the same: Implementation and adoption of technological solutions that maximize productivity and efficiency.
While I’ve always been fascinated by technology and made it my profession, the reality is, I’m a people person at heart. A technology professional that loves to work with people may sound a little enigmatic, but it makes sense when you consider that no matter how well designed an IT solution is, success or failure depends on how well it is understood and embraced by those for whom it has been implemented. Let’s face it, technology can be frustrating and intimidating, but a clear understanding of the use and application of it can go a long way in alleviating that fear and frustration. That’s where my strength lies. I’ve spent my career constantly studying the latest technological advances, and I am uniquely skilled at communicating that knowledge to users at all technical comfort levels.
A gratifying professional IT career as a small business network engineer and large enterprise IT manager has given me the opportunity to provide home and small business network analysis, design, installation and administration; graphical design, publishing and multimedia production; business application support and Web development; large enterprise level project analysis, design and management; network and data security administration including Active Directory and Exchange; virtualization analysis, design and administration including VMware ESXi, vSphere, and MS Hyper-V and Storage Area Network (SAN) analysis, installation and administration.
While I do indeed enjoy the challenge that keeping up with technology presents me, the real satisfaction is in helping others benefit from it.