David Allen MVP
About David Allen MVP
I began my IT career back in 2001 working for Computacenter, where I started as a first line analyst.
The main part of my job was answering support calls from various companies and providing basic IT assistance.
After only eighteen months, I was promoted to a second line role, which was far more technical; and it was in this position that I really developed my passion for IT.
Working with and administering AD, SMS, Exchange and NetWare, to name a few, I found the perfect career.
After two further years at Computacenter, increasing my experience and improving my technical knowledge, I decided it was time to move on.
The next couple of years, were spent working in development and administration of IT systems for a company’s in-house technical team.
This gave me a lot more exposure to different software and system setups which further developed my technical skills and experience.
As I was now really getting excited about what I was doing as a job, I started working on extending my knowledge at home.
Before I realised it, I had three servers and a number of PCs and laptops set up, and it wasn’t uncommon for me to be online until the small hours of the morning.
In 2006, I took the decision to move back to a large ICT company, Getronics (first PinkRoccade and now KPN).
Here, I primarily worked on projects to implement new systems and security enhancements, provide audited documentation and provide third line technical support to a large number of companies.
In 2008, after being relocated, I took a position closer to home at a company where I am still working at present.
Here, I work in Systems Management, where I have built on my experience and knowledge of IT to significantly improve the monitoring and management of a large enterprise.
Specifically, I have specialised in System Center Operations Manager 2007 ever since its first beta release, and now have an in depth knowledge of all aspects of the product.
I know, I sound like a geek but I love what I do and I know I couldn’t be happier in any other career.
Oct 27, 1981
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