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Ken George, MCSE is Founder and President of NetSmart, Inc. His responsibilities include personnel and project management. Ken has worked with computers since 1972. He has experience in design and implementation of networks for the hospitality industry, retail establishments, medical office systems, law offices, colleges, Fortune 500 manufacturers, real estate companies, and non-profit organizations. His communications experience includes leased digital lines, leased analog lines, ISDN, Cable, DSL, ADSL, PRI, T-1 and Fiber.
Ken has thorough, hands-on server experience with Windows NT, 2000, 2003, and 2008 Server. He began supporting PCs with DOS 2.1 and has continued with EVERY Windows platform beginning with Windows 386. He has worked with routers, muxes, comm servers, dozens of hubs, modems, and bridges and is experienced with UTP, STP, Coax, and Fiber Optic. He has installed and supports routers from Netgear, LinkSys, 3Com, Cisco, and Bay Networks. His broad knowledge and understanding of the industry have no doubt been helped by his participation in COMDEX, Windows World, and NetWorld + InterOP. By staying on the leading edge of technology, he has helped to "future-proof" many clients. Others may accomplish this with high priced "bleeding" edge technology, but Ken has consistently helped clients stay within budgets with "expandable" systems.
Hal Overman has degrees in both Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering from NCSU. He has been supporting clients for years, both PC and server support. Hal is also a DB programmer.
He has a thorough hands-on knowledge of XenServer and
VMware, helping clients leverage their hardware expense.
Hal has supported a variety of custom applications and
hardware solutions, adding to his ability to figure out
tough problems. His critical thinking has solved quite
a few major software issues. He's be able to make
applications work in environments where the manufacturer
said "It just won't work."
Mike Edwards has been with NetSmart, Inc. in at least a contractor capacity since 1997. He has extensive database experience. His education includes a Masters Degree in Math from UNC. He taught College Calculus before being lured to NetSmart, Inc. by the challenge of programming and network support. He has supported a host of clients from Windows 95 to VISTA, Server applications including Exchange 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 2000 and 2003, SQL, iManage, Docs Open, Veritas and Citrix. He has written VB and Access code for years, creating custom applications using DDE, ODBC and OLE to integrate Access with off the shelf applications such as STI TABS. Strong in Legal Application software, he supports Summation, USPTO and others. Mike is the "Jack of All Trades"!
Gene Bowers, CFO, works with clients on QuickBooks issues, helping them to properly setup and run a company or practice on QuickBooks Pro, versions from 5.0 to 2009. He manages the books for NetSmart, Inc., but more importantly for our clients works closely with them to provide reporting and accurate information on invoices and payments. He has an MBA from Wake Forest and is a Certified Management Accountant.
Russell Williamson began supporting Law Offices as well as financial institutions since 1999, and has quite a list of "Who's Who" Clients in the legal industry. His client loyalty is unsurpassed, being always available to go the extra mile to make things right. His experience ranges from complex firewall and multiple site VPN configurations to intricate server virtualization projects with Citrix and VMWare. He has extensive knowledge of dealer management & network software including Reynolds and ADP. Experienced with site-to-site wireless bridging and securing WiFi access for trusted and guest networks. He started working with PC's in 1989 as a hobby, working on PC AT/XT/Jr and later PC’s such as the PS/2, Aptiva, PackardBell and Compaq computers. He became certified on IBM server hardware in 1998, one certification away from becoming an IBM instructor. Certifications in CompTIA A+ Hardware, CompTIA Network+, Microsoft MCSE 4.0/2000/2003, IBM Professional Server Specialist & Expert (PSS/PSE), Windows XP Deployment & IBM's MQSeries Client/Server Communications courses attended as well.
Scott Rowland is a graduate of Appalachian State, where he majored in Marketing Management. Scott has over 11 years of network support experience. He holds certifications in NetWare (CNE), for versions 4x, 5x and 6x. Scott has supported all versions of NetWare from 3.11 up to the current release, Open Enterprise Server. Scott is also a CCEA (Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator) for both MetaFrame 1.8 and MetaFrame XP 1.0. Scott has support experience for SUSE and RedHat Linux and has the CompTIA Linux+ certification. He has extensive experience supporting Windows servers and workstations, working with all server versions from Windows NT 4.0 through Windows Server 2003, and with workstations from Windows 3.11 up to the current release, Windows VISTA. Scott’s network software support is quiet extensive and includes: Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise email systems; antivirus software from Symantec, WebRoot, Computer Associates, and McAfee; and backup software from Veritas and Computer Associates. Scott also supports network management software such as Novell ZENworks and PatchLink Patch Management Server. Scott has an extensive background in network hardware support. His experience includes servers from HP/Compaq, IBM, Dell and Gateway; firewalls from Sonicwall, WatchGuard and Cisco; and switches and hubs made by Cisco, HP, 3Com and Netgear.
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