Unfortunately there is not a lot of call for IT Consultants in Cornwall, not a lot of call for enterprise class computers from surfers, hotels, restaurants or Cottage rental companies, so a lottery win looks like the only way we will get to make that move before we retire.
I am the proud father of 3 grown up and very independent adults. My son Ben (34 years) emigrated to Australia, several years ago with his wife and family and serves in the Australian Air Force. My daughter Lee (28 years), after 9 years serving in the Royal Air Force, is now in her 2nd year at University, studying to become a Physiotherapist. My youngest daughter Chelsea (24 years) is currently in her 2nd year of University studying to become a Teacher (brave girl).
I work for Infinity IT Solutions as a Senior Technical Consultant and spend most of my days working with and supporting clients running all types of combinations of IBM Power Systems, Puresystems, Flex Systems, BladeCenter and System X Servers and Storage. I have spent a great many years specialising in systems running a variety of Unix operating systems, these days I still do a lot of work with IBM AIX, however, we are noticing a large shift to more cost-effective Linux systems such as Red Hat , SUSE and even Ubuntu, so my time spent with Unix seems to be diminishing as the years go by. I have also invested a great deal of time over the past 5 years working with VMware and have to say that after many years working with Unix, I am really enjoying the work with VMware and proud to have been deeply involved in a large number of successful VMware deployments, with a wide range of clients.
After over 32 years in the IT industry, it probably goes without saying, that I am a lot of a computer geek and I always will be. I just can’t resist a new bit of technology…what about you?
I am a big fan of Apple, albeit, perhaps a late adopter, as my interest in Apple only really peaked after the introduction of the Apple iPhone in 2007, but now ALL of our personal computer equipment comes from Apple and includes the following: