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Uncommon Expert

Leave Your IT Troubles With Me!

Working in IT So You Don't Have To

I like to take an overall view of a project. It’s much better for both of us if I don’t assume – but spend a bit longer find out what you really want to achieve. I can then use my experience to offer the best solution, that suits you both technically and financially.

I have been working with IT for a very long time and this has given me experience of  creating solutions in both technical and commercial  environments. This has been based on almost forty years within the distribution, telesales, insurance, hospitality, and services sectors (with the ability to apply this to other sectors as required).

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.”
Usually attributed to Mark Twain (a.k.a. Samuel Clemens)

Many times you see the same solutions, but these days you can have affordable solutions that will run on a PC or are cloud based that once would have been reserved for large corporations with the budget for a huge mainframe.

IT Skills & Experience and other Technobabble a lot of people are not interested in:
Master of Science in Information Technology – University of Liverpool
PRINCE2 Practitioner

Hardware / Services:
3COM / Cisco ethernet switches, Alcatel Phone System, ASDL / ISDN / WAN Circuits, HP3000 Servers, IBM Blade Centre, Misc routers, Mitel Phone system, SAN in blade centre, WatchGuard Firewall / VPN, Wireless 802.x, Voice Recorder / Retrieval, RF based barcode scanners, Sniffer Network Analyser, SurfControl – RiskFilter, Acronis Backup / Recovery, Data / Phone Patching, Desktop / Server Support, Android / Blackberry connectivity

Desktop:
Eclipse Call Management, GEIS EDI System, IBM Director, Kewill EDI system, MS / DR DOS, Microsoft Office, PCAnywhere / RDP / VNC, WhatsUp Gold Network Monitor, Microsoft Windows

Server:
WordPress, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Commerce Server, DoubleTake Replication, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft ISA Server, Microsoft Sharepoint, Microsoft Small Business Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Veritas Backup Exec,Virtualization using VMWare, Citrix, RDP & Microsoft Virtual Server, Microsoft Windows Server, ZetaFax Broadcast, Citrix / Terminal Services, Lotus Notes, Google Cloud services, NAS (SAN), Networking (LAN, WAN, TCP/IP), Sage accountancy software, Symantec Anti Virus Suite.

Programming:
COBOL, CSS / JavaScript / HTML / XHTML / XML / PHP, Java, PERL, Speedware 4GL, Microsoft Visual Basic, Microsoft Visual Developer Tools Patch management and software deployment
Configuring (and developing software for) fixed, wireless and RF based barcode scanners

Roger Cook

MSc(IT) MBCS

An Uncommon Expert, Providing Both IT And Business Awareness In A Holistic Manner Without The ‘Hard Sell’.

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