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Eman Curmi

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Hey everyone, hope you're having a awesome Friday. I have been in the IT field for the last 7 years. Had the possibility to learn and try almost everything from C# .net software development, networking, computer repairs to windows system administrator. In 2008 I started web development self employed using aspx, sql for companies wordpress and mysql for personal use websites. I put all my experience and studies together and setup a web hosting environment.
About a year ago I moved from Malta to New York. Got all my paperwork done so I'm a green card holder and now a quest for a career in NY could start. I am looking for a starter to mid level job in NY any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for accepting my request to join, its great to be surrounded by tech people. Wish you all to have a great weekend. 
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+Nick Tria Is there a right time to move to the US? ;)
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Justin S

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Hi Everyone,

Just enrolled in a local technical college on my way to a networking/IT career. Just got finished with my first week. Learning basic programming and logic now. Its a pain. Looking for work in my field. If anyone happens to know of any entry level positions in the Tampa Bay area, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. 
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I did volunteer work at a Boys' and Girls' club in the 90s doing a computer workshop/class for kids after school......they used Macs donated by apple.......apple used to donate computers or sell at cost back then.
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Joshua Briffa

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Hi all - currently looking for MS Dynamics developers, or .NET devs wanting to specialize on Dynamics AX - position is based in sunny Malta. Relocation assistance provided. Check this out :)
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I like to keep the recruitment posts in here controlled but that mainly applies to the people who simply do cookie cutter posts, dropping identical ones into multiple groups. Essentially spam.

This one doesn't qualify as that type of post so I'm clearing it from our spam filter.
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Sherman Crancer

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To the members of IT professionals. I am a Partner Channel Development Manager for Microsoft. My responsibilities are to help partners grow and navigate Microsoft and build profitable practices. I am going to post discussion topics that I think are thought provoking and could possibly help the members of this group. I would like to invite the members to comment and provide their thoughts.

"Say goodbye to the Information Technology Technician"

" IT, as we know it is dead." I have attended many strategy meetings over the past year and have come to the conclusion that the IT / VAR business is dead in the water. The small IT technician and up through the medium sized Managed Services Provider are at risk of quietly becoming extinct. The future is hear and now, and if current IT professionals don't change and evolve, they will be consumed by smarter, faster, and more nimble software vendors. So this leaves the current state of the IT industry in a precarious position. Either change or fade

I have seen the metrics behind product, Project, Managed and Packed IP. Simply devastating to current IT technicians. As we look into the future, these margins will slowly erode as computer networks start to self heal. Software as a Service is fast approaching to take over this space. Internet of Things is scary. Being able to control individual lightbulbs with your phone, unreal! Hardware margins are so low today, that it is typically a better idea to have the customer purchase direct and reduce the hassle of purchasing and deploying. Consider this metric, 2.6 years is the average time an IT technician is contracted to work for a client.

The current business model employed by IT Technicians and MSP's are dependent on break fix or project based contracts. This has been the model for years and many IT professional coming into the industry see this as the only way to provide services. New partners look at the way their peers are providing services and are adept at solving problems. Their contracts are project based and are reliant on small hardware and projects margins to be profitable. Current IT companies charge by the hour, manage infrastructure, assess security threats and manage clients virtually. Moving in to tomorrow, I believe we will have self healing computers and networks. Information will be stored in more secure locations. In house server farms will be obsolete. Customers will not need the small technician to help. New "Born in the Cloud," partners see this and have seen what the power of creating their own IP can do for them. Creating software that works for vertical industries and encapsulates, CRM, Office, Accounting, VoIP, and SharePoint provides for a business strategy similar to Oracle. Imagine that! A new partner could use Microsoft Software and create their own intellectual property and see high margins. Margins on IP services that include licensing fees for the access to the product and project based revenue for implementation. These partners now focus on software and productivity enablement. Partner margins are simply far greater than current project based margins. Their revenue turns into a growing annuity as they add each client. Most importantly, they have an exit strategy. Investors like to see recurring revenue streams.



How do you value an IT company and what is their exit strategy?

I have had many conversations with partners in this industry about valuation. Let us look at a small IT organization that has $300,000 in project revenue per year, 10 years running. From the outset, this would seem like a great company and a good value. In the eyes of investors, and my opinion, it is not the case. I would surmise that the valuation of the organization would be about 1/3 the revenue. My valuation is based on projected loss of clients as the owner exits. I would pass on this opportunity all together as the brand built by the owner, exits when it changes hands. Many partners I talk too, think their companies are worth much more than my assessment. They are looking for a 5x multiplier on yearly revenue. The bottom line, not worth the time and effort.

So, what is their exit strategy? How do they value themselves in 3 years when their margins reduce significantly and their long term clients move to a self healing architecture and software as a service?

The answer to both of these questions is to simply change their business model. Evolve and retool.

Warmest regards,

Sherman Crancer


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Welcome.
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Frank Ward

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Good Morning, Happy Friday! What did you do this week to make yourself a more successful IT Pro?

Finish reading a book/tech book
Wrap up a course
sit for a certification test
Consult on a project/problem fix
write a blog post
launch a book?

Let's hear it!
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Drank more coffee 
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emo scene

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Hello Guys, i am new here.
i want to learn networking about?
What should I do...?
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Learn how to perform mental subnetting is essential IMHO. 
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Charles Prezalor

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Greetings! I'm somewhat new to the networking / sysadmin scene and I'm looking to join a community to learn from and to share anything I have that might be helpful.
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Welcome. 
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Rahman Efendi

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Hello everyone, i am not proffesional acctually, but i hope i can be one,thank you
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Renuka Pathak

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Lucky to meet the #lady who inspires and support all the #entrepreneurs of India.!! #Founder of #YourStory and Team Members ..
#MayankPratap #EngineerBabu  
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Bipul hossainkhoka

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This is my new experience 
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The same can be said by pretty much all of us.
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Kelvin N

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Start my First real IT job Tomorrow as a desktop Support 1.Excited to start training and also anxious as well.Wish me luck.Any words of advice would be greatly appreciated
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Don't let the elevator break you down.
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Crucial

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Hi everyone, I'm Sam from Crucial (computer memory and storage). I'm branching out from posting to our regular G+ page. I'll be sharing cool memory updates and of course plenty of IT humor :) Because laughter makes the world go round! Nice to meet you all. -Sam
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Nice Pic!

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Bryan Hryszkanich

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Hi Everyone! I'm new to the IT Professionals community and Google+ as well. I've been in IT for almost 20 years working mostly for brokerage firms. I recently quit to start my own business called Infusion Technical Services (www.InfusionTechnical.com) I'm hoping to connect with other techies.
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What type of business do you run? where are you located? How long have you been in business? as for myself I'm in New Jersey. I do IT consulting. I have been in IT since 1995, but I've been in business for myself for about a year.
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Isak Lundblad

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Hi, I am new to this group. I am extremely good at science and math. Right now, I hope to get into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
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Hello
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Timothy Ogunyemi

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Im so happy to have just finished training on HTML 5 and would be moving on to learn Javascript, CSS, SQL and bootstrap.
I'm looking to work on projects starting with HTML FOR FREE till I have enough experience under my belt.
Please help me with share/+1/recmoment till jobs start coming in 😊
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Thanks a lot Timothy will check it out.
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Phillip Hill

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Hey everyone, I am new to the field. Looking to obtain some employment as an IT as I make my way through college pursuing a degree in IT. I have no formal training so if anyone is willing to help me out. Please don't hesitate to get in contact with me. I'll even do volunteer work
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Phil, please contact me at becominganitpro@gmail.com

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