5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Ed Stafford?
- Hard working, loyal and dedicated.
- I was taught early that anything worth doing is worth doing right … or not at all!
- I believe that individual ideas can be good. Share, discuss and process them with others, and they can become GREAT!
- I’ve proven to be adaptive and to flow with the changing needs of a business, quickly learning and developing the necessary skills to excel.
- I am passionate about solving business problems and providing lasting solutions to improve business processes, productivity and efficiency.
Information Technology Generalist
I’ve developed and fine-tuned a broad range of IT and Tech related skills spanning a number of IT practice areas including: web and software development – Network infrastructure, architecture, support and management – IT Management and Leadership – and others. Having such a broad range of skills positions me for any number of general IT positions. Filling and bridging the gap between IT and non-IT or business groups.
(web, network, and desktop applications)
My technology roots actually took hold when I was introduced to web design and site building. I started building web sites with HTML 2 and jScript. From there, my curiosity and hunger for understanding how far this could go led me to where I am today. From simple web pages, to active scripts, to interactive scripting, to desktop interaction, to desktop applications, to network utilities and applications, so on and so on….
IT Director / Manager / Leader
Starting at the lower levels of a company and having the opportunity to work my way through the different IT and business practices provided highly valuable insights to the big-picture operations, and business in general. Having a full understanding of all the business areas, how they are connected (and how they are not), how they work independently and in cooperation with other areas allowed me to identify and communicate ways that the business could improve or include new processes to meet the company’s objectives and goals.
- Information Technology
- Software Development
- Project Management
- Web Design and Development
- Team Mentoring and Training
- Help Desk Support
- Back-up and Storage
- IT Strategy
- Vendor Relations
Development Languages and Frameworks Used
.NET, C#, PHP, ASP, ASP.Net, XML, HTML, CSS, WordPress, CakePHP
Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, 2003, Windows 7, Linux, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Desktop,
Mitel 3300 ICP with Teleworker and YA (Your Assistant) Services
Networking and Protocols
DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP, FTP, SSH, TFTP, SFTP, LAN/WAN, VLAN, POP3, IMAP, SMTP, VPN, TELNET, VoIP
HP ProCurve Powered Switches, Mitel 3300 IP Phone System, Laptops – Workstations – Servers (Dell, HP), Watchguard Firewalls, Mobile Devices
Software and Applications:
Microsoft Office Suite, GFI Mail Essentials, SharpDevelop, Microsoft Visual Studio, Oracle VirtualBox, Google Applications, ArcServe BrightStore, VNC, Exchange Server, MySQL, SubVersion, Symantec Enterprise Security, ZoneAlarm Desktop Firewall, McAfee Anti-Virus, ClamAV, Network Tools and Utilities (WireShark, Telnet, Tracert, Ping, ntstat, netstat, SysInternals ) SpiceWorks, Untangle, Open Office, OpenFiler, FreeNAS, Apache, BIND 9