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I’m a self confessed workaholic, I wouldn’t say I live to work, but I do love being involved with something and being totally engrossed. You get a real buzz from either working something out or completing a project. I’m a 36 year old ex-South African living in the South of England and working in Central London. I’m married to Lorrie and have one handful of a four year old daughter in Orla.
I hold both an academic and technical matric and graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1996 with a BSc in Electrical Engineering.
I work for Global Radio and really enjoy what I do. Working in the Media industry is lots of fun, but is very challenging. Radio is a 24/7/365 medium, there simply isn’t downtime, or a moment to suspend the back office operation for a rebuild/reboot etc. Getting any kind of maintenance period requires very careful planning and indeed in some cases skilful negotiation.
I work in Infrastructure, which is a broad term, but essentially it means anything to do with the true backbone of any technology setup, encompassing networks (LAN/SAN/WAN) servers, clusters etc. I specialise in messaging infrastructure, SAN and virtualisation (VMware).
I have been in the radio industry for ten years, moving from helpdesk to desktop support and upwards, holding a real variety of job titles in a company that has undergone several restructures and two mergers to become what it is today.