Computer Merchants has a team of engineers ready and available to help you with your business. No need to hire your own full-time staff as you can leverage our technical staff when and how it suits you. Whether it be for one off projects, regular scheduled tasks or on-call support our team is available to help. In this edition we’ve profiled Charles and Hector from the team.

Charles Wilkinson

Years Experience: 16

Legendary Skill:   Caffeine consumption Google Fu Mastery

Technical Skills:  AIX, Linux, Microsoft Server, VMWare & Citrix XenServer, IBM System P, IBM System X/Wintel, IBM BladeCentre, Brocade SAN, Enterprise Storage/SAN, IBM Spectrum Protect, IBM Spectrum Scale, IBM QRadar/SEIM, Virtual & Physical Tape Libraries, PowerHA/HACMP for AIX, Microsoft clustering, Netscaler, Patch Management, Firewalls, Sophos & LANDesk Anti-Virus, OS Security, Active Directory, Enterprise Event Management & Monitoring

Favorite Technology: CLI Scripting… “DOS Batch scripts are perfectly valid solutions thankyou” 😉

Technical Certifications: Central Queensland University Bachelor of Information Technology
BM Certified Deployment Professional – Security QRadar SIEM V7.2.7
IBM Certified Specialist – z Systems Technical Support V6
IBM Certified Administrator Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1.1
IBM Certified Deployment Professional Tivoli Storage Manger V7.1
IBM Certified Associate Tivoli Storage Manager V7.1
IBM Certified System Administrator AIX 7
EMC Proven Professional – Information Storage Associate Version 2
Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator Gen 5
SNIA Certified Storage Architect
SNIA Certified Storage Engineer
CompTIA Storage+ Powered by SNIA ce
CompTIA Security+ ce
CompTIA Cloud+ ce
PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management
ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management
VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization

Other Interests: Internet forums and general culture, Webcomics, Sci-Fi, Politics, Philosophy, General Knowledge

Motto: “Both men and boys make mistakes, the thing that differs them is that men take responsibility”

Hector Macmillan

Years Experience: 32+ in IT   22 with iSeries

Legendary Skill:   Performing seamless system i migrations & upgrades

Technical Skills : iSeries operations & administration, Backups & recovery,
HA & Disaster recovery
O/S & hardware migration, Patching & Fix management, Reporting

Favorite Technology: IBM Power i

Technical Certifications: Certified iSeries Administrator  V7, Certified Maxava specialist

Other Interests:  Family trips in 4WD, Sailing

Motto: Make it happen

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