ATLANTIS COMPUTER CENTERS DETAILS::
Atlantis Computer Centers,
Myers, Florida (December 2001 - December 2002)
Director of Network Services
Manager of Auto Dealer Project (ScanSuite
Security and general technical budgeting
Technical & Applications Instructor: SQL
Server 2000, A+, etc.
Networking and Microsoft upgrades
Programming with visual basic
design using transact SQL
All accounting functions
Incorporation of company, contracts, etc.
Obtained Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for
Business Intelligence status
Set up as a Nortel Networks Reseller
Set up as a Cisco Authorized Reseller
Obtained designation as a Symbol Business
Set up Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
for Learning Solutions (Gold CTEC)
Set up MOUS Testing
Set up of most vendors
Atlantis Computer Centers is a technical
training center. It started as a revenue
source to fund software development projects
that could be licensed or sold. The
initial company had three sectors: the
primary focus of software development, the
network service carry over from Sanibel
Solutions, and the new technical training
Atlantis' goal was to utilize the economies of
scale by using it's developers to teach the
programming classes, and it's field engineers to
teach the high-end networking classes.
Contract instructors were brought in for certain
specialty classes, which field engineers were
required to sit. The idea was that by
teaching, field engineers would be forced to
stay up on the latest material and know it
better than their counterparts in the field.
At the same time, students would have the
benefit of having engineers with real daily
experience to draw from, as well as the
opportunity to intern in the field.
When the other two sectors did not
perform to expectations, Dan left in December
2002 to start Network Security Testing, Inc.,
which evolved to Anik, Incorporated, a network performance and
security testing and analysis company. Atlantis continued as
a training center, run by its remaining
officers, Andrea Fournace and Nick Singh, until
November of 2003.
Dan developed many strong ties to the IT
community during his time at Atlantis.
This was partly done by the IT Lunch Groups, a
group of CIO's, CTO's, IT and Telecom directors
that Dan started with the help of Jack Choate,
IT Director for Gulf Coast Village. This
group has brought in speakers from all over the
country on topics such as security, wireless,
infrastructure, telecom, and VoIP.
Through these groups, Dan has sharpened and
broadened his skills, as well as developed
strong relationships with law enforcement and
other government agencies, as well as local companies
and national vendors.