Archive for January, 2012

Cash Cow quote of the day

January 12, 2012 by   •  Leave a comment

In speaking with one of my good friends, John Christopherson, we were debating about exit strategies for business owners.  He won the argument.  I said, many of my clients feel like they’d like to build something that can be a cash cow without their involvement.  John replied that the best cash cow he knows of is cash.  I love it.  If your company can be built to a position of providing on going cash flow without your involvement then it is certainly worth quite a bit of CASH.  Cash carries no liability.  Cash today is always better then cash tomorrow.  You need only to a Net Present Value calculation to determine the truth in that statement.

So to quote John Christopherson…cash is the best cash flow.  I think I agree!

Everglades technologies in NYC is hiring a Network Engineer

January 4, 2012 by   •  Leave a comment

Alright job hunters, gold has been struck.  A phenomenal opportunity to work for Fernando Zorilla at Everglades technologies in NYC.  In my opinion this is one of the best IT Solution Providers anywhere.  Amazing offices, amazing leadership, and incredibly creative owner!

So, if you’re looking, this is the gold standard.  Here’s their ad; tell them Josh sent you!

FULL-TIME NETWORK ENGINEER

ABOUT US

Everglades Technologies is a mid-size company specializing in technology solutions including high-end customized networks for small-to medium-sized businesses. Located in Union Square the company has provided office network solutions since 2000. As a “one-stop shop” for clients, Everglades Technologies is known for the high-level quality of IT service rendered and an intense dedication and commitment to customer satisfaction.

THE POSITION

The FULL-TIME NETWORK ENGINEER works in-house and at client locations depending on the task at hand.  Our Network Engineers are tasked with representing our company as a polished technical and customer-centric resource, providing high-level customer service and troubleshooting to our diverse pool of over 500 clients in the metropolitan area.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as account manager for assigned client accounts providing the highest level of customer service while communicating technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Develop and manage relationships with new and assigned client accounts
  • Review and respond to client service issues in line with contracted SLA
  • Design and deployment of Microsoft networks
  • Install, configure, and maintain Cisco switches/routers/firewalls and SonicWALL firewalls

THE CANDIDATE

A self-motivated individual, with excellent oral and written communication skills to provide outstanding initial troubleshooting and support to our clients, with an ability to skillfully communicate technical information to non-technical audiences which can include upper-level management, business executives or business owners.

Candidates are punctual with consistent attendance, and proactive in inter-communication skills and self-initiators experienced and skillful at assessment, construction, and the problem solving of IT issues for assigned accounts.

Desired experience for successful candidates are a Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience working with Cisco routers, switches and/or Cisco/SonicWALL Firewalls, and 2 years of network design and deployment experience with Microsoft client and server OS and Exchange.  Industry certifications should be in line with the Cisco professional level track (CCNP, CCDP) SonicWALL CCSA certification, and passing scores on three or more of the current core exams for the Microsoft MCITP certification track.
Candidates should have a flexible schedule – Our standard office hours are 9am to 5pm and a rotating on-call support schedule is also involved.