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PROJECTS

I help clients solve their business problems with technology. 

I can work closely with your staff, your customers and other stakeholders to identify what you need. I can negotiate on your behalf - with the vendors you'd approve - to budget, install and support solutions that match your needs.  I have no product or vendor affiliations, so you can be sure I always act in your best interests.

I use my experience to suggest emerging technologies that can help you improve. I advise on what to expect and how to plan for successful outcomes while minimizing risk. I work with you to ensure a smooth transition to a productive future state.

The following are a few of the projects I've led:

migrating to GOOGLE CLOUD

An international nonprofit based in Ottawa needed its staff to work more efficiently and collaboratively. They also wanted to stop buying and supporting aging computers.

Together we prioritized their needs, evaluated the market and picked a solution. We replaced a slow server running Microsoft Exchange with Cloud-based Google Mail and Google Drive. Then we trained the staff to take advantage.

At the same time, we upgraded the fundraising system to a full Cloud solution. We added Customer Relationship Management (CRM) capabilities to replace chaotic Excel and Outlook contact lists.

The result has been improved project collaboration between teams onsite and around the world, and reduced infrastructure costs.