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I am an energetic and enthusiastic professional seeking a career that fits my professional skills and personality. I consider myself to be an innovative problem solver, with a great mix of technical and interpersonal skills.
The decision to “Go Google” is not always an easy decision for those considering to do so – each business has their own specific reservations associated with this prospect. In fact, any consideration towards moving to the cloud (be it IaaS, PaaS or SaaS) requires proper due diligence, by specialists who know how to do so. Often, what makes the decision even harder for a client, is that the sales representatives may not understand the technicalities of the prospect’s existing infrastructure, or the needs that exist therein. They may also not know the technical ins-and-outs of their own applications in order to effectively position them as solutions. The result of this might be that they are not able to properly position the true value of their products- value that might be exactly what these businesses need. Instead, the product will simply remain a product, instead of a solution.
That is where I come in. As a Sales Engineer of Google Apps, I am able to bridge this disconnect between the product and the requirement through proper solution validation. I know how to ask the right questions to form the necessary understanding of enterprise IS/IT environments, and to interpret underlying requirements and needs. By doing this, I am not only able to position and present Google Apps as the solution to the need, but also highlight the value that Google Apps is able to add to the business. In this way, I position myself as a trusted advisor, with the prospect’s best interest at heart.
This was a Systems Engineering position, having required of me to be able to set up and support all services and technologies offered by the company. It included me having to be able to do the configuration and support of front- and back-end systems on all our offered products.
On-site consultation with clients, involving analysis of system requirements, inspection, set-up and support of TNA software, Cape Clock hardware, and other products.
This was an IT learnership position. Assisted and shadowed the IT manager.
Bachelor of Commerce (Hons): Information Systems Management