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September 23, 2011

Hello world!

by Hosting_Guru

Hi and thanks for dropping in!

This is my first blog entry.  I thought I’d let you know what sort of topics I plan to write about and provide commentary on, as well as telling you a little about myself.

I’ve been in IT for what sometimes seems like forever.   I’m a technology professional working in IT Sales and Yes.. I have to admit (with an uncomfortable smirk) I’m a closet nerd!

My first exposure to computers was back in my impressionable teen years in the 80’s, way back when Atari, Commodore 64, Vic-20 and the Apple 2e amazed us with 2d wire graphics on a green screen and sprite graphics on a TV.  An era of cassette tapes and cartridge based programs.

Wow!@!@!… haven’t we come a long way in personal computing!  One of my first jobs out of school exposed me to the inner workings of computers.  I was assembling XT and 286 based computers at the time consumers were just starting to truly become aware of the personal computer, with the advent of the mighty 286.

For almost 20 years now, I’ve been managing and developing complex IT solutions with $1M to $30M dollar  budgets for Enterprise and Corporate Companies. 

 The industries Ive worked across includes;

  • Finance and Banking
  • Telecommunications
  • Media & Entertainment
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Federal and State Government
  • Defence
  • Agriculture

I’ve held senior roles in technology and services companies including;

  • Asia Pacific Director for Infrastructure and Architecture Services for a large US Multinational Outsourcer
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Technical Consulting
  • Project Management
  • DR & BCP Consulting

Well now you know a little bit about where I started in this world of technology, here’s a brief summary of business topics of interest, and a few of my personal interests. If there is anything you would like information on or would like to share with me please don’t hesitate to leave me a message .

Areas of Interest

  • Outsourcing and Cloud Services
  • Virtualisation
  • Server & Desktop Hardware
  • Data Centres
  • Finance, Banking and Online Sectors
  • Data Management, Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery
  • Global IP-VPN & MPLS Networks
  • Global IP Transit

My Personal Interests

  • Motor Sport
  • Tennis
  • Photography
  • Technology
  • Aircraft & Flight Simulation
  • Extreme Computer Systems
  • Music
  • Vinyl Records
  • Wine & Good Food!

Regards,

Hilton

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