A lesson in IT

Name: Jon Killingsworth

School: Colorado State University, Civil Engineering Major

Intern Position: QA Associate

 

Matt Showalter, VP of Operations, recently presented Information Technology (IT) to our group by taking us on a field trip to Viawest to view the data center that Swiftpage and numerous other companies use.

 A few things I learned in the presentation:

  • Major users of Viawest include: Chipotle, the Denver Broncos and of course, Swiftpage.
  • Their customer satisfaction rating is around 95%
  • Viawest won the contract for the State of Colorado

A couple of random thoughts that occurred to me:

  • How can all of these servers be maintained in excellent condition by such a small team?
  • Is every one of the 21 Viawest centers connected and working together?

#1 takeaway from my experience at Swiftpage so far:

  • Keep an open mind and try to learn from every experience.

And as an added bonus for reading, I’ve included my favorite song to listen to while I work: Howlin’ For You by The Black Keys (click the orange play button to hear it). What’s yours?

Summer is here, and you know what that means… Interns!!  Swiftpage is lucky enough to have 10 awesome interns onboard helping with everything from Sales and Marketing to Product Testing and Support.  As part of the program, they have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation from a department head each week on one specific aspect of the business.  We have asked them to share some of their acquired knowledge from these “enlightening” sessions with you here, in the “Summer Intern Series”.

About chrisswiftpage

Chris Gordon joined the Swiftpage Team in November of 2009. Chris manages Channel Marketing and Sales for the company and has the privilege of working with hundreds of savvy business owners and partners worldwide. He and his wife live in San Diego where they enjoy spending as much time as possible outside, surfing and exploring the coastline. Chris can be reached at cgordon@swiftpage.com. For more information about becoming a reseller, visit: http://swiftpage.com/partnerprogram.htm.

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