Project | Office Setup
This was one of my all time favorite tasks. The consulting company I worked for was setting up a brand new office that could hold about 75 staff. I had to consult on cabling, order a rack, servers, desktops, laptops, monitors, peripherals, printers, all of it. My manager was the Finance Director and gave me a budget and control over the whole thing from start to finish.
When all was said and done, I had set up 40 HP Vectra desktops, 25 IBM ThinkPads, 3 HP LaserJet printers, 2 Cisco routers, 4 Cisco switches, 4 Compaq servers with Novell Netware, and 2 T1 connections-one of them to ANX (Automotive Network eXchange). It all went flawlessly.
Shortly after move in, I also set up a 2FA WiFi network and VPN that authenticated with the staff’s Novell logins.
- SoftwareMicrosoft, Novell, Cisco, Symantec
- HardwareCompaq, Cisco, HP, IBM, APC
- TimeframeTwo Months