About Me

I am an experienced IT Professional and have worked in the industry for 30 years. Skills are varied but include Consultancy, Design, Infrastructures and Documentation. I have recently relocated to Drammen, Norway.

End User

Started working in IT for a major firm of Accountants, after completing my degree in Physics (with Economics) before moving into support.

Progressed from troubleshooter/developer to creating and managing a support team for an international oil company.

The role lead to a 3 year expatriation in France to undertake internal consultancy for subsidiaries, to develope technical documentation and to learn French!

Pre-Sales

Worked for 18 years at a number of  Cisco Gold Partners as a Pre-Sales technical consultant initially specialising in WAN design before moving into IP Telephony (IPT).

Became portfolio owner for IPT for a European Cisco partner and worked, collaboratively, with colleagues in other countries to standardise the offering including development of solution documentation and case studies.

For 3 years was Pre-Sales Manager for one Cisco Gold partner being actively involved in budgeting, career development and mentoring.

 

Consultant

Moved into Consultancy  5 year ago, initially working in Pre-Sales for a Systems Integrator, followed by a multi year contract with AT&T as an Executive Deal Lead, a role that combines Solution Architecture, Commercial Business and Bid Management for Outsourcing opportunities. Have been the Deal Lead for two large opportunities, one in the energy sector (>$50m), the other in a Health Service (>$90m).

Other consultancy work includes developing a wireless offering for a cabling provider, being technical director for a cloud start up and Unified Communications design for a Charity.

Services

I offer a range of business, technical and process related services that can be tailored to meet your organisations requirements. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

Consultancy

Consultancy

Comprehensive consultancy services including:

  • IT Strategy
  • Planning
  • Smart (Intelligent) Buildings
  • New technologies
  • Maximising existing IT investment
  • Network Management
  • Managing and running processes and procedures
Design

Design

Fully documented technical designs, including diagrams, for:

  • Structured Cabling
  • Wide Area Networks
  • Local Area Networks
  • Wireless Networks
  • Unified Communications
  • IP Addressing
  • Website
Documentation

Documentation

Document creation or modification of existing:

  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • Technical Authoring
  • Company Brochures
  • Case Studies
  • Proof Reading
  • Presentations

My Clients

Testimonials

I always strive to deliver a professional service whatever the nature of the work being delivered as supported by feedback from a number of my clients:

  • When engaging with Jim on the subject of Unified Communications, it becomes immediately apparent that you have encountered a rare commodity.  Many can talk about the theory of Unified Communications, but Jim’s experience has been gained in real-world customer deployments, and is underpinned by a solid foundation from many years of experience with data and voice networks.

     Jim is equally at home with the initial engagement, making sense of customer requirements and offering vendor-independent and pragmatic advice, and in turn providing a thorough and appropriate design, and then confirming his understanding by carrying out or leading the hands-on deployment.  I have also engaged Jim with a review of a major vendor design and, with no ego, Jim is able to provide a mature and balanced assessment with the customer’s interest at heart.

    Jim would be my first port of call for any Unified Communications engagement.

    Simon Gay – Tricade
  • I have had the pleasure of working with Jim at Redstone. Jim is a focused, highly skilled pre sales professional with great ability, dedication and commitment. I would have no hesitation in saying he is one of the best that I have worked with and would highly recommend Jim.

    Tim Potticary – Redstone

Contact

If you would like to discuss any potential consultancy requirements that you might have or would like to know more then please contact me.

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