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Meet Jobie Germano, Senior Systems Consultant and Mike Finch, Account Executive.

Read on to learn what’s keeping Mike’s clients up at night, and which FOUR – count ‘em – FOUR superpowers Jobie wants to have.

Jobie&MikeQ: Please explain your role with Nortec.

A/Jobie: We have small and large enterprise customers who are looking for IT solutions. I help figure out how Nortec can help with their issues and solve problems.

A/Mike: I’m responsible for account development, UC and network infrastructure. I’ve been with Nortec a month and half.

Q: Why did you decide to join Nortec?

A/Jobie: Virtualization is huge right now. I was brought on to help with enterprise-level virtualization projects. Active Directory Exchange migrations are also popular now. Exchange 2010 is a major upgrade and a lot of customers are looking at this right now. Maybe they skipped 2009, so they’re now looking at 2010.

A/Mike: I wanted the opportunity to develop technologies in Fortune 500 and SMB accounts with a very reputable company and staff in the Pittsburgh area.

Q: What are most of your customers looking to accomplish?

A/Jobie: Virtualization is huge right now. I was brought now to help with enterprise-level virtualization projects. Active Directory Exchange migrations are also popular now. Exchange 2010 is a major upgrade and a lot of customers are looking at this right now. Maybe they skipped 2009, so they’re now looking at 2010.

A/Mike: Integrating data and voice and trying to get their arms around that – and also virtualization, especially data recovery – how to back up data and be resilient. People stay up at night because they don’t have a disaster recovery plan – if they go down for days, that can affect the bottom line.

Q: What are the most common problems your customers have?

A/Jobie: The economy right now and in the last few years has been a large driver of what our customers are looking to do – to do more with less. Many of my customers also have a lot of compliance issues – SOX and HIPAA. We can help in those areas.

A/Mike: Trying to increase productivity and achieve clearer communications between all of their departments.

Q: If you could give your customers one piece of advice what would it be?

A/Jobie: In terms of technology, I’m partial to vitualization, especially the way IT departments are built today – less staff doing more work. If you can virtualize, DO IT.

A/Mike: The virtualization path is not as daunting as you might think. It’s not that hard.

Q: What superpower do you wish you had?

A/Jobie: I would want the power to ask the right question, and to always have the right answer. And then thirdly, have the ability to never be misunderstood. And, of course, I want to be able to fly!

A/Mike: The ability to manipulate time – there’s not enough time in the day!

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