David Atkin
Technical Director
  • Kingston upon Hull,
  • England,
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Member Since: 2012/05/15
Industry: Computer & IT
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Technical Director for an IT Managed Service Provider in Yorkshire, UK.  Keen Sci-Fi fan and a big Technology Enthusiast.  So say we all....

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Professional Background
Technical Director
Ability IT
March 2018 – Present
Kingston Upon Hull, UK
Senior IT Systems Engineer
Ability IT
January 2014 – March 2018
Kingston Upon Hull, UK
Managing Various networks and servers.  Infrastructures ranging from single users all the way to multiple sites and servers.
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Full Biography

I tend to be active on EE between 08:00 and 18:00 GMT.

I work as the Technical Director for Ability IT.  Ability IT is based in Kingston Upon Hull, UK and we offer IT Support Services to SMBs in the East Yorkshire area.

Over the last 13 Years I've dealt with all kinds of environments and situations, ranging from a single PC blue screening to Server disasters and everything in between.  I volunteer my knowledge on Experts Exchange in order to help fellow IT Staff and Professionals with their problems.  It's my way of giving something back to the IT Community whilst using the platform to keep my knowledge up-to-date and current - The t-shirts are a nice little bonus as well.

I will sometimes participate in questions solely if I feel that I can extract useful information out of a member which will benefit other experts answering the question.

I am available to hire via the company I work for.  See the link at the bottom.

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Specialities:
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (2003/2008/2011) - Installation, Configuration, Maintenance, Migration and Repair.

Other areas I have experience in:

Microsoft Windows Server Support and Installation - (2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016)
Microsoft Exchange Server (2003 / 2007 / 2010 / 2013 / 2016)
Active Directory and associated Services.
Office 365 - Planning, Migration and Deployment.

Network Design, Maintenance and Support
Wireless Networking - From single access points to Wireless Controllers
Computer Installations and Support
Anti-Virus Installation and Deployment
Customer Relations.

I am a Microsoft Certified Professional and hold various other certifications.

Awarded the title of Top Expert for the 'Most Points Overall' in the SBS (Small Business Server) category - 12th Annual Expert Awards

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My LinkedIn:       https://uk.linkedin.com/pub/david-atkin/22/770/734
Company Web:   http://weareability.com

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English
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Current: Level 22
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