Greg Burns
SQL / SharePoint Consultant
  • Anchorage,
  • United States
Member Since: 2008/06/20
Industry: Consulting
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Network Systems Engineer II
GCI General Communication, Inc.
August 2015 – Present
GCI acquired Network Business Systems on August 6th, 2015.  My job title has changed to Network Systems Engineer II, but it is still the same consulting job.  The job description is as follows:

Develop and maintain high-level design plans for the overall logical and technical IT architectures for customers.  Provide technical leadership and consulting across the customer base from strategic decision making down to the project planning level.  Gain organizational commitment for all high-level infrastructure plans, and initiate and participate in project requirements, design, and implementation, as well as long-term maintenance and support for customers.

* Collaborate with end users and senior management to define business requirements for complex systems development and gain buy-in for all infrastructure plans.
* Provide architectural consulting experience, direction, and assistance to NBS customers
* Document / develop in-depth knowledge of customer's existing IT architecture / infrastructure, and technology portfolio
* Evaluate, specify, recommend for purchase networking hardware and software products
* Develop / manage customer capacity planning
* Develop, document, communicate, and enforce when requested, technology standards policies for customers
* Conduct research on emerging technologies in support of infrastructure development efforts; recommend technologies that will increase cost effectiveness and infrastructure flexibility to customers
* Develop, document, make recommendations, and communicate plans for investing in IT infrastructure, including analysis of cost reduction opportunities to customers
* Design / implement end-to-end integrated systems for customers
* Review new and existing IT projects, systems designs, and procurement / outsourcing plans for customers
* Develop / execute test plans; check infrastructure and systems performance for customers; report on findings; make recommendations for improvement
* Provide guidance to the team
Chapter Leader
Alaska SQL User Group
August 2013 – Present
Founded Alaska SQL User Group to provide Alaskans a way to meet other users and find help.  We became an official chapter of Professional Association for SQL Server (SQLPASS.org) in 2014.  
President
Alaska SharePoint User Group
January 2012 – Present
Founded the Alaska SharePoint User Group to provide Alaskans a local resource to meet other users and find help.
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Twenty-five years (has it been that long?) of computer, network and electronics engineering experience.  Ten years in software development, database design, and web development.  Specialized focus on SQL Server, and SharePoint.  Experienced in user mentoring, troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading servers and LAN infrastructure.  Accomplished technical writer.  

Currently pursuing certifications:
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) - Office 365
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) - SharePoint Server 2013

Specialties: -- Microsoft SQL Server Architecture and Design
-- Microsoft SharePoint Server Technologies
-- Collaboration, Data management, and Information worker solutions
-- Clustering and High Availability Solutions
-- Virtualization and Consolidation Solutions
-- Portal design / customization
-- Data integration solutions (e.g. ETL, Business Connectivity services, etc.)
-- Scripting for business automation, auditing, reporting
-- Technical writing, and data visualization (Using MS Visio)

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