What I Can Offer You and Your Company

A year ago I re-opened my professional consultancy and have had the pleasure of working with several local and global companies and organizations. Here’s a partial list of some of the things I can do for you:
  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure

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9 Microsoft MTA’s Now Completed

Today I completed my ninth Microsoft Certified Technology Associate (MTA) exam. The test was the “Cloud Fundamentals (Exam 98-369). This exam focussed on the following:

  • Understand the cloud
  • Enable Microsoft cloud services
  • Administer Office 365 and Microsoft Intune
  • Use and configure Microsoft cloud services
  • Support cloud users

Here is a list of the MTA’s that I have completed:

  1. Microsoft Technology Associate: Cloud Fundamentals (June 1, 2016)
  2. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (January 15, 2015)
  3. Microsoft Technology Associate: HTML5 Application Development Fundamentals, July 17, 2014
  4. Microsoft Technology Associate: Networking Fundamentals, June 18, 2014
  5. Microsoft Technology Associate: Security Fundamentals, June 11, 2014
  6. Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Administration Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  7. Microsoft Technology Associate: Web Development Fundamentals, June 09, 2014
  8. Microsoft Technology Associate: Windows Operating System Fundamentals, June 04, 2014
  9. Microsoft Technology Associate: Software Development Fundamentals, February 25, 2014

I’m a 2016-2017 IBM Champion for Cloud

Late on Friday, I received an email from IBM letting me know that I was named an IBM Champion for Cloud. I’m honored to be part of this inaugural group of individuals. A huge thank you to those people who nominated and encouraged me to start using Bluemix.

My New Motto

While talking to my long time friend Dan Sickles about app dev and education, Dan said this:

Start them in the cloud as that’s where they will be living

Amen. I’m about to order the t-shirt.

 

Getting Started with IBM Bluemix

Now Open For Business

A few months ago I re-opened my professional consultancy and here’s what I have to offer companies and executives:

  • Provide an honest assessment of your information technology operation
  • Offer executives a “plain English” explanation of technology
  • Personalized executive technology coaching and training
  • Help you answer the question “IT tells me everything is perfect but is it really?”
  • Offer you the cold hard facts about social media
  • Provide opinions and constructive feedback for new software and hardware initiatives
  • Help you learn more about the “cloud”, its benefits and how it can be implemented
  • Assist you in determining if your company’s data is secure
  • Provide you a motivated and expert speaker for company events and conferences

Here’s a partial list of the companies I have and continue to work with:

  • US Department of Agriculture
  • Washington State Department of Utilities and Transportation
  • Social Security Administration
  • Vulture Street Innovation
  • Systems Advisory Services
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • IBM
  • TNT Shipping Services
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • HSBC
  • Agfa
  • Honda Research
  • EPIC Aviation

Let’s talk.

IBM Connections Files Cloud to Launch March 10, 2015

IBM(R) Connections Cloud provides an intuitive set of cloud-delivered online technologies for businesses that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools. With Connections Cloud, companies benefit from essential and effective collaboration tools that help simplify and improve daily business interactions between customers, partners, and colleagues. The power of Connections Cloud is that it is designed to give companies the ability to collaborate and easily work with others inside and outside the firewall.

And the Mail.Next Poll Results are in and I Think IBM will be….

On Friday I created a poll to gauge the IBM ICS communities interest in the forthcoming IBM Mail.Next product/service that was announced at IBM Connect 2014. Here are the results:

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I will be conducting a second poll after the April 23rd webinar IBM detailing the progress of the Mail.Next offering. So, what are your thoughts about the poll results?

Congratulations Prominic.NET!

Please join me in congratulating Promnic.NET on receiving the Longevity Award at the 9th Annual Innovation Celebration awards, hosted by the Champaign, Illinois County Economic Development Corporation. These awards highlight the outstanding innovation taking place in Urbana-Champaign and throughout Champaign County.

My company Elguji Software, has been a customer of Prominics’ since 2007. They have, and continue to provide exceptional service, technical and customer support for our company. Justin Hill, Doug Robinson, Jon Schultz, Catherine Emert and Joe Hedges are true professionals in every respect.

If you are looking for enterprise managed hosting with a focus on delivering the highest levels of security, availability and performance – and an unmatched level of customer support – please give Prominic a call. With a long history and deep expertise in IBM Collaboration Services, they have also branched out into Microsoft and general Cloud Computing solutions.

Prominic.NET Wins Innovation Celebration’s Innovation: Longevity Award! >

The News-Gazette – From modems to the cloud, company adapts >

A Cloud for Everyone on Every Device

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella did a brilliant job announcing some of the things Microsoft is working on including the much anticipated Office for iPad. I highly recommend that you watch this press event and pay careful attention to where Microsoft is heading both with Windows and the Cloud.

Office for iPad event

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