I’m a big fan of Greg Ferro and so I’m happy to accept his challenge of posting 30 blogs in 30 days although I’m going to try and put my own spin on it. Having been in the healthcare industry for almost 17 years and education for 3 years before that this is my first year in the retail industry and it’s been pretty exciting.
In healthcare I had 50,000+ ports under my stead and was charged with the care of critical life-safety networks. In retail I have under my care ~ 14,000+ ports and the responsibility of maintaining connectivity for multiple e-commerce websites that can generate in excess of $1,000,000 an hour in sales.
While there certainly are differences between education, healthcare and the retail industries they are all still looking for the same thing albeit with differing levels of redundancy and (high) availability.
I can’t promise 30 brilliant posts, not even sure I can deliver one, but I do promise a musing look into 30 days of a married father of three (girls), working as a manager for a larger retailer responsible for voice, data and storage networking during the holiday peak (November 25 and December 25).
It should be if nothing else slightly entertaining but please know that you’ve been warned, the next 30 days or so could be slightly entertaining or highly aggravating.
PS: I’m happily accepting guests posts from whomever is interested, I might even have the family through out one or two.