Once you start your journey - from time to time one should always look back to see if significant achievement or significant positive impact could be accomplished in the professional arena.
I started my consultancy back in 2006 and today almost at the end of 2012 after 6 years of independent consultancy I have received numerous positive comments from my colleagues, peers, clients and friends. Their feedback inspires me and encourages me to explore solutions from every corner of the earth.
Below I have listed some of the comments received from my peers, clients and friends.
Being an educator I always had the passion to start my own site where I can connect with learners and share my experience as an educator. To me every single project that I complete teaches me new ways to accomplish a project. This accomplishment teaches me new things that I believe can benefit many people out there. The site I believe will also show my prospective customers that how they can showcase their training and education materials. This site not only helps learners to go through the training but also discuss via forum which is moderated. There's also possibility to sell your training and training materials.
Greenstar Insulation is a Maori and Polynesian owned home insulation business. They started their journey less than 5 years back and today they are one of the largest and prominent insulation company in Auckland. They are a dynamic progressive enterprise creating employment and training opportunities for young people - specially in the Maori and Polynesian community . Their key management and operations team that has been brought together, has more than 20 years experience installing insulation into both residential and commercial & new build buildings. I was employed to bring in modern IT infrastructure in place to create competitive advantage over their competitors. Their web, cloud-based operation and modern networked office have all added to their massive growth and success.
Their management understood the value of technology in the business practice and not only embraced the technology but asked me to act as a technology evangelist to promote it within the organisation. The collaborative environment through cloud computing - have made Greenstar a clear winner amongst the existing and new clients. From Email to CRM to Accounting - everything is managed in a cloud based environment. I have been privileged to be associated with this forward thinking organisation.
Greenstar's Managing Director Ella Te Huia believes the success of the business has been a result of ITDSL (NAWEEDQADIR.COM) and Greenstar working together to add the technology advancement which company used as competitive advantage over other prominent competitors and players in the market.
Raffles College of Design and Commerce
After Digitrain and two other schools were acquired by Raffles College of Design and Commerce - I was given the task to streamline the IT sector and give formal shape of IT Department in the organisation. The difficult part of this operation was the planning and ensuring different platforms, processes and user experiences were combined and business could accomplish single unit of operation. Different hardware, software, licenses and IT processes had to be thoroughly analysed before coming up with the plan with minimum write-off of assets from different schools. One of the primary issue was to incorporate different OS - since Windows Servers were used for Directory (AD) service along with other services - Apple Mac OS had to be incorporated with minimum disruption. Since Microsoft Exchange and Mac OS Bind posed to be problematic managing in-house - a decision to move to Google Apps were welcomed by all department - specially when it solved our collaborative environment plan. Planning of user management along with Internet, Printing, Data management were done to balance load with minimum investment.
New Lynn and Takanini Dental Care
New Lynn Dental Care and Takanini Dental Care is managed by same management and they wanted to move to digital marketing and communication system. The whole process involved Web Development, Web Marketing, Collaborative Communications and data management. The process also involved looking at using modern digital marketing approach to bring about market presence in targeted regions in Auckland and other parts of the country.
Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) St Helens
Besides working here full time in this dynamic education organisation I was contracted several times to deliver specialised solutions both in the academic area and technical areas. I was quoted as the "Father of Computing Programme" by Dr. Lin Zhao, Head of the Bachelors of Information Technology (BIT) Programme as I was one of the pioneer member of AIS team to design the IT programme for AIS St Helens.
I have worked closely with the IT Department of AIS St Helens as well. Department Head - Robin Lan relied on me with the complex design, management and recovery of LAN at Asquith Campus. In one occassaion when the entire Active Directory, DNS, DHCP got corrupted affecting backups - I was contracted to get the infrastructure up and running within 72 hours so that Asquith campus can carry on with their operations without any interference. The project was completed within 48 hours and work resumed within 72 hours.
Computer Power Limited
Computer Power Institute is owned by the Didasko Group, a leading specialist provider of world-class learning resources for the vocational, educational and training industries throughout Australasia. Established in 1968, Computer Power Institute has grown to become one of Australasia's leading independent providers of IT and professional skills training.
I was contracted for more than two years for developing their various courses. The current courses on A+ Certification, Network+ Certification, Security+ Certification, Cisco Certified Network Associate, Windows Server 2008 Server Administrator, Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician and Diploma in Systems Technology has been developed by me. Besides curriculum - I also advised Computer Power about system requirements for carrying our certain courses.
Besides that I was also contracted as external moderator for approval of some of their Diploma programmes.
Between 1998-2004 Digitrain Limited - a school which dedicated it's curriculum in creative, business and computing studies saw an immense growth. I was appointed as IT Administrator at beginning of 2004 to add value and maintain the complex Mac-Windows network. Digitrain at the same time gave me opportunity to teach their new System Engineering course offered to networking professionals planning to upgrade their skills.