What do I offer?

·         After many requests for consulting services I started a small independent IT consultancy in order to handle a small number of IT consulting opportunities, in addition to my long-term commitments, per year. I have worked with a small client list that includes Fortune 500 companies and the United States government.

·         Separate from the traditional consulting role, I have had a number of on-going projects which focused on consulting with the ISV/IHV community on product development plans, providing an external viewpoint to analyze and critique internal product management and development goals and guidelines. The most recent projects have been focused on the network management software industry.

·         On a contract basis I have also provided independent evaluations of technologies under consideration by large business enterprises. These evaluations generally took the form of research and analysis papers defining business problems and evaluating available solutions to the specific problems encountered by the clients. Most recently, I have been consulting on the design, implementation, or restructuring of new and existing data centers.

·         Smaller organizational projects have generally involved acting in the role of CIO/CTO on an “as needed” basis for companies in the small-to-medium market space.

·         Worked with multiple clients to launch editorial / Internet efforts focused on eBooks and delivering targeted content to readers. Editorial efforts in the form of white papers, position papers, tech briefs, and other forms of collateral material are common client requests.

·         Many projects have been focused on migration of existing networks into a full Active Directory / Windows 2003/2008 Server environment, implementation and deployment of enterprise-scale network management strategies, redesign of network architectures, expansion and development of enterprise networking architectures, and integration of new networking technologies such as virtualization, consolidation and energy management, as well as building green datacenters.,

·         On the editorial side I have taken on e-book and custom publishing projects on a variety of technology topics, ranging from next generation networking to enterprise server virtualization. Currently averaging 4-6 eBooks per year for the last 4 years.

·         Additional projects have included a series of web seminars on a wide range of technology subjects.