- Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I solve IT problems and offer guidance for those in need of IT advice. I am a Network Computing graduate with over 5 years years experience at an MSP working on IT infrastructuremore...I solve IT problems and offer guidance for those in need of IT advice. I am a Network Computing graduate with over 5 years years experience at an MSP working on IT infrastructure planning, implementation and support. I also am exploring software development whenever possible to enhance my skill-set. IT is fundamental to most businesses these days and I take pride in helping companies adopt it as effectively as possible.
During my career I have primarily focused on working with small to medium sized business across the UK to identify their ideal IT strategy, provide an appropriate solution and then continue to work with them on an ongoing basis to ensure their IT needs are always met. Through this I have gained exposure to a wide array of technologies including, but not limited to, Microsoft Windows Server 2003-2012 R2, Exchange 2003-2013, Windows XP -10, LAN, VLAN and WAN planning, implementing and securing, firewall implementation (mostly Drayteks and Sonicwalls but some experience with Cisco), VoIP infrastructure planning and configuration, hosted systems (Office 365, Azure, Amazon Web Services), backup strategies, virtualisation solutions (both VMWare and Hyper-V) and some minor experience with Linux based operating systems.
Whilst I am happy to provide support (I have a great interest in solving problems) my real passion for this work lies in the consulting, planning and strategising areas. I greatly enjoy working with customers to help them better understand their IT needs and in turn decide the best technology for their business. I find many businesses simply do not realise the value of their IT until it fails on them, by which time they have lost money, time and even reputation regardless of how quickly the situation can be resolved. Companies should not have to learn from these mistakes when they can be easily avoided by having the right solutions and the right strategy in place beforehand. Assisting companies identify and adopt these assets is incredibly gratifying to me.
In my spare time I often like to focus on the DevOps side of IT, creating scripts that gather information or perform proactive maintenance on systems that we monitor at the company I currently work for. These have proven very useful in keeping systems tidy and as a source of useful data when troubleshooting problems.
BSc Network Computing (First)
MCSA WIndows Server 2012
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