In the tech-heavy pit of the Dallas Fort Worth area of Texas is an up-and-coming IT Wizard solving IT problems deemed "impossible" by other IT solution provider firms.
His name is Joshua Shuemake.
"I'm just doing my job and taking care of my clients," said Shuemake with a humble tone. "I learned from my grandfather that every problem has a solution, no matter how difficult it seems. You have to find it."
And find it he has.
After working for years as a Senior IT Manager in the Dallas / Ft. Worth tech hub, Shuemake witnessed the layoffs due to COVID restrictions and lessened demand for in-house experts. At the time, he realized that companies such as his current employer would soon be laying him off too and hiring an outside IT firm.
He was right.
He launched Joshua Shuemake Consulting and now handles multiple clients on a "full-time" contract and also handles "house calls" where he will come and fix the issue at hand.
"It's been a dream, really," shrugged Shuemake. "I mean, all I am doing is what I did before, just with different companies. I don't get bored, and I'm making almost double working 30 hours a week."
IT Technology - Shuemake ensures his clients are all up to date with hardware specifications and software. Training the staff on proper usage and protocols for when something isn't working. The key is speed and keeping the systems online.
IT Consulting Services - Shuemake offers his clients a complete menu of services and network support.
Cloud Services - there are some people who actually believe that there are servers in the sky. No. Cloud Services refers to a "pay as you go" service that expands and contracts based on need.
Data Disaster Management - the last thing you want to be informed about is "the backup failed" when you have had a server melt, and all data was lost.
Network Operations - having a robust network for speed and reliability to keep your staff and customers at peak efficiency is vital.
Cybersecurity and compliance - Stop hackers in their tracks and protect your data.
The key is the analysis of your company's current day-to-day operations and making recommendations to create a more innovative work environment with the correct configuration of the existing equipment and software or to recommend the proper hardware and software to reach the goals set forth by the company.
Joshua Shuemake Consulting is currently serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth area for IT work and consulting company. Plans are to expand to the western district of the area with a second office and IT support staff.
There are various types of information systems; these can include but are not limited to transaction processing systems, decision support systems, customer support information systems, knowledge management systems, learning management systems, database management systems, and office information systems.
Malware, or malicious software, is any program or file that is created to intentionally bring harm to a computer, network, or computer server. Types of malware include computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, and spyware.
These are used to steal passwords, gain access to secured information, demand a ransom for the release of files, and delete corporate files to damage a company significantly.
If you don't have a trusted IT guy like Joshua Shuemake, you could find yourself without your vital files to run your business.