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A Day in the Life of a Nashville Computer Consultant

By jjrosen|February 24th,2013|Atiba Behind the Scenes|No comments

As we have added more network engineers and techies to our crew at Atiba over the years, we have often said that between all of us working on computer related projects all over town, it would be fun to start keep a journal.

The IT / geek world can actually be very interesting.   In a single day we will cover everything from emergency network issues, to setting up new servers, to designing a WAN, to fixing a users printer.

Looking over the past few months, we thought it would be fun to make our internal “Day in The Life” of a Nashville Computer Consultant public.

Some highlights from this past 2 weeks:

  • “Connected a Cisco firewall to a SonicWall firewall,  IPSec, VPN — it works!”  
  • “Got an alert that a users PC was running slow, was kind of weird, hard drive was getting hammered, after some digging, found it was running an old version of Btrieve, had not seen that in years!   Fixed now”
  • Random call came in, not an existing client…nice folks, in a panic (understandably) because their Microsoft Exchange Server died.    Ended up being a late night but victory at last.   Restored from users OST files and put a new server up for them on the Amazon cloud”
  • “Spent all weekend studying for my security CISSP test…”
  • “Me and Scott setup Google Apps for a new customer – pretty cool stuff, easy and quicker than I thought”
  • “Late night data restore”
  • “Past 2 days in Memphis setting up SharePoint and SQL Server  on 4 new Dell servers”
  • “Checking out Dell’s vCloud this eve”

A glimpse into IT consulting from our Nashville office…will post more soon!

 

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