Technology and Web-Based Services

Having the capacity to build your own website can save your business thousands of dollars. If, however, the site is built without the proper considerations, it could cost your business much more down the road.

How-To Guide: Important Things to Consider When Building Your Own Website

Having the capacity to build your own website can save your business thousands of dollars. If, however, the site is built without the proper considerations, it could cost your business much more down the road.

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AT&T is a recognized leading worldwide provider of IP-based communications services to businesses and a leading U.S. provider of wireless, high speed Internet access, local and long distance voice, and directory publishing and advertising services. AT&T Inc. has developed a small business resource site,http://smallbiz.att.com, which features tips, tools, events and advice.

Barry Marks

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Montville, NJ

Languages:English

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Barry Marks is a Partner with IntelliCom Analytics, leading global market research and operational management of the firm’s Market Intelligence Programs and Professional Services in the Communications and Information Technology industries. Under Mr. Marks’ leadership, the firm provides industry-leading executive counsel in such areas as strategic business model planning, opportunity targeting, competitive benchmarking and performance improvement, go-to-market strategy and development, and pricing and software strategy and policies. Market areas of distinctive expertise include Enterprise Network Convergence and IP Telephony Infrastructure; Business Communications Applications; Lifecycle, Professional, Managed and Hosted Services; and Enterprise Mobility.
Mr. Marks has over 35 years of leadership experience in the IT and Telecommunications industries involving both technology and service providers as well as executive advisory roles. Prior to IntelliCom Analytics, Mr. Marks was Sr. VP and COO of InfoTech, responsible for business development and management of InfoTech’s Professional Services practice and market research activities. At Comdisco, Mr. Marks was VP of Consulting Services, leading custom consulting and program management services to Fortune 500 clients involving engagements in Network Design and Implementation, Data Center/Network Migration and Relocation, Web Hosting Services, Business Continuity, and Storage Area Network Design and Implementation.
At Gartner Group, Mr. Marks was Vice President/General Manager for Consulting Services, actively directing and participating in engagements for both providers and end-users; covering a broad spectrum of technology areas including voice/data communications, enterprise networking, mainframe and mid-range computing platforms, Web-based applications and systems management.
Prior to his executive advisory positions, Mr. Marks held key business development and marketing positions at IBM and AT&T, including responsibilities for business partnership development involving Web-based hosted applications infrastructures and services, business planning, and competitive research and market intelligence.

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Mr. Marks earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Newark College of Engineering (New Jersey Institute of Technology) and a Masters in Public Administration (majors in Computer Sciences and Operations Research) from American University.

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Mike Limbach

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Woodland Park, CO

Languages:English

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John Rhind

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Hilliard, OH

Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

John is a senior marketing leader who's spent his entire career involved with marketing communications. He has a dual perspective of advertising agency & client-side experience in both B2B and B2C market segments. Most recently he worked at McGraw-Hill Education  as director of content marketing and social media where he directed strategic planning, public relations, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization, web development, advertising (print and online), branding and results measurement. 

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Bachelor of Science, Scripps School of Journalism / Public Relations, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

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Mike Nikolich

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Barrington, IL

Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Media and Communications, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services, Technology and Web-Based Services, Non-Profit Public and Professional Organizations.

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Education

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Currently pursuing my Executive MBA (class of 2016).

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Journalism in 1979.

Harper College, Palatine, IL -- Graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1977.

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Derek Howard

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Linn Creek, MO

Languages:English

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PROFSSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Countryman Business Consultants, Linn Creek & Eldon, MO   January 2002 - Current

Technology Consultant & Implementation Liaison – Technology Sales & Business Improvement Initiatives. Ensure technology implementations meet or exceed proposed delivery specifications and customer satisfaction.  This includes POS systems, debit & credit card terminals, ATM machines, and all other technical business solutions.  www.CountrymanConsultants.com

 

Business Process Consultant and Project Manager - Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential clients to promote service and product offerings.  Develop proposals, conduct presentations and finalized engagement contracts. Plan and deliver engagements, including the integration of industry best practices and appropriate business process controls, development of project timelines and allocation of project resources.  Relieve or eliminate organizational issues while streamlining daily operations and controls.  Provide multi-faceted business plans, including high-level financing and management tools to low-level process procedures and checklists.

Recent Accomplishments - Redesigned virtually all of a companies core business processes, integrated real-time business controls and management tracking measures to reduce cycle time by 87 days and annual process costs by $108,000.  Designed and installed new corporate wide information collection, automated processing and Intranet access and management systems. 

 

Holosofx Incorporated, El Segundo, CA   April 2000 – December 2003

Business Analyst & Lead Project Consultant

Lead and managed consulting engagement project teams, communicated with internal and external stakeholders.  Developed executive reports related to financial results and performance enhancement metrics.  Notable clients include Southwestern Bell Corporation, Principal Financial Group, and CNA Insurance.  This partnership was subsequently purchased by IBM Global Services in 2004.

 

Meridian Enterprises, Hazelwood, MO  March 1999 - February 2000

Pricing Estimator & Quality Assurance Manager

Developed estimation process, coordinated issue and billing closures for all departments.  Managed production requests, daily operations and supporting data collection and retention.  Implemented corporate-wide quality assurance program to existing industry standards.

 

MasterCard International, St. Louis, MO  November 1994 - February 1999

Internal IT Auditor

Completed all phases of the audit process (planning, testing and reporting).  Audited large scale transaction processing system on Mainframes, Tandem and UNIX platforms.  Identified and evaluated risks and their associated controls relative to specific business processes, business applications, data center operations and IT infrastructure.  Assessed controls for change management process, including application design, development and implementation.  Presented issues and new design proposals to CEO and staff.  Prepared support & regulatory documentation.

Network Administrator

Identified and resolved network, system and transaction processing problems.  Monitored network systems and alarm calls to ensure proactive identification and resolution of problems or issues.

 

EDUCATION

MBA - Marketing and Accounting Saint Louis University - August 1993

BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991

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BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991</p>

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