IT Manager Ryan Suydam
Company: Phillips Architecture, PA
Education: BS Environmental Design, NC State University, 2001. NCSSM 1997
Work Gear: HP nxSeries Workstations, DL-Series Servers, Procurve Networking
Regular reads: Inquirer.net, InfoWorld, Yankees.com, BizTechMagazine.com
Currently reading: The Physics of Baseball by Robert K. Adair
Why did you get into IT? There was a huge need at our firm, and I was a tech hobbyist. I later turned that into a full-time career.
Worst tech habit: Fix it with a reboot.
Most important tech trend: SaaS (software as a service), BPM (business process management)
Next project planned: Server/Workstation refresh as our current equipment comes off lease Q3/2006
Favorite e-mail tagline: "Problems cannot be solved with the same level of awareness that created them." — Albert Einstein
Best project completed in last 12 months: New Web-based software we developed in-house with the intention of selling it to other architects and designers. We could not find an application that does what we wanted without heavy customization. In the end we decided to create our all-in-one Web-based tool from the ground up.
...face an array of challenges in today's connected world. Envision a tool that would provide years of built-in experience to designers, a tool that would keep track of all the important details in a project, and a tool that would connect designers with clients, contractors, engineers, and partners. No software yet has been customized for the needs of interior design, and no other solution meets all the requirements of daily design processes. We have found a niche that we understand thoroughly, and that has a need for a software tool like this. To try it yourself, please visit us.
Beta Testers Wanted
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