Simplex-IT, located in Stow, Ohio, has an exciting career opportunity for a highly motivated Sales Person who is ready to move ahead working with a somewhat unorthodox but very successful company in a progressive industry. We are focused on helping our small to medium business clients succeed by understanding their unique Information Technology requirements and developing a relationship with Simplex-IT to care for their IT needs.
There’s no question that the integration of devices into the internet is one of the hottest uses of technology – termed “Internet of Things”, or IoT – that’s around today. Cars, refrigerators, window shades, furnaces, even toilets, are all being promoted with features that allow control and monitoring from anywhere, thanks to internet connections, mobile apps, and web portals.
We’re growing, and looking for a Microsoft IT Technician to add to our existing group. This role would suit outstanding current Microsoft Engineers (this is a mid-level position) working with Managed Services or Cloud solutions.
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Back in January (click here) I put together a list of goals for Simplex-IT to achieve in Q1 of 2018. To be honest, I got a lot of positive feedback both internally and externally. It really helped us focus on our tasks at hand, and I received several compliments from customers who liked to know what we were looking to do.
Sheesh, it just doesn’t end. Yeah, I know that’s a good thing. But still, an occasional slowdown would be nice. On second thought…nah.
So I’m writing this Thursday morning (March 1st) at around 7am. Normally I try to write this the night before, but I was out speaking to a great group, the Lorain County Manufacturing Council.
You may have heard of Microsoft. They’re pretty big in the IT world. Ok, so they might not be the everything to everyone that they were around 1995-2000, but they’re still one of the biggest players in IT, especially from the corporate perspective.
The word is Apprentice, part of the "CHANCE in Tech Act of 2018". You may hear more of that in the future. And it actually makes a certain level of sense, even in a bi-partisan way.
Ok, here’s the backstory. Last week I (and a couple hundred others) attended the 2018 “DC Fly-In,” an annual event sponsored by CompTIA.
A bit about CompTIA. They’re a non-profit vendor neutral organization that promote the IT industry, primarily through education and certifications (like A+, network+, CASP). They also do a fair amount of research and have several communities dealing with subsets (like security, MSP, cloud). Pretty good group, especially if you’re looking for information about IT that isn’t “vendor-tainted.
We did it!
Ok, technically you all did it. My book, “A CEO’s Survival Guide to Information Technology” hit #1 New Bestseller on Amazon in 2 categories, “Business & Money > Management & Leadership > Information Management” and “Business & Money > Management & Leadership > Systems & Planning.
I am now a published author with a book on Amazon. Please bow down before me. I have sold copies in the US, Europe and Great Britain. My book is on Kindle, and will probably be available as an audiobook down the road.
It’s been an interesting journey, about 10 months if memory serves.
Simplex-IT CEO Bob Coppedge heading back to DC to talk to Congressional Leaders
For the 3rd straight year, Bob will be heading down to Washington DC for 2 days (13-14 February). He’s joining the CompTIA DC Fly-In to advocate for technology sector priorities on Capitol Hill during the association’s annual fly-in to Washington, DC. CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, through its advocacy arm, champions member-driven business and IT priorities that impact all information technology companies – from small managed solutions providers and software developers to large internet companies, equipment manufacturers, and communications service providers.