You love your business and so do we.
That's why GowenPlaces wants to help you get the latest and greatest Microsoft products.
Enter Microsoft 365.
Microsoft's flagship offering combines Office 365, Windows 10, and business level security.
Combine this with a 99.99% uptime, reliability, and enterprise security of Azure, and all of a sudden you get; GowenPlaces Cloud Backup. Boom, you've got a very slick solution indeed.
With lowered overhead costs, increased freedom, and a support team which cares about your success, GowenPlaces is a great place to:
-Migrate to Office 365
-Sign-up for Microsoft 365
-Backup your Microsoft cloud data
-Receive professional, certified support
-Receive a dedicated Technical Account Manager
Jumpstart your business. We'll handle the IT. Get GowenPlaces.
PNW native and Cloud IT geek here! You might be asking yourself, "why am I here?"
You might be a: Prospective client, recruiter, colleague, family member, friend, or even a member of a tech community I am active in.
Who am I and why are you here?
For now, you are here to read. So keep going.
In a nutshell, I'm a bearded, friendly, and talkative IT Professional. (sounds like half of Seattle, right?!)
I started working when I was 15, however, my IT career started as a Geek Squad Agent at Best Buy. With over 9 years of IT experience and a hunger for knowledge, I can help your business with an array of technical and support needs. If I don't know it, I will find out.
In the office, I've been known to crack a joke or two and highly value humor in the workplace. If you can make me laugh, let's talk.
Why you need me: I can cook! (keep reading, it gets better)
I've been known to bring in enough omelets to feed a small army. I'll make spaghetti that will make your head spin and homemade bacon n' bourbon Mac n Cheese.
You might be thinking, "is this guy a cook or...in IT?" Well, let's just say I'm cooking up some new SQL, Python, PowerShell, HTML, Cloud, and Agile PMI skills in addition to CompTIA certifications and a B.S. in Information Technology at WGU. (target grad: 2022)
What am I really good at though? Understanding your business and helping you best use Microsoft products to reduce and displace costs through strategic account management and planning. Microsoft 365 doesn't deploy itself, data is always at risk, our goal is to make it easy for you to say yes.
Poke around the website and then reach out. I'd love to talk with you, grab a coffee, beer, or take a walk around Greenlake.
Btw, this team is beast.
Question of the Century: Who is your favorite superhero and why?
Answer: Booster Gold.
Booster Gold is the hero no one knows about. He's more like you and me than most other DC Universe stars because Booster arms himself with tools he believes will help him achieve his own version of greatness, however, he's flawed just like everyone else; seeking the approval of others and in many cases, going about it the wrong way. Booster is a formidable hero and saves the world on many occasions and wants to be recognized for his successes.
Sounds oddly similar to the lives of many IT workers?
1. What’s someone you admire, and why?
Richard Branson - His view of the world is different than ours, however, we can definitely take some lessons from him. Consider something he said: "Every success story is a tale of constant adaption, revision and change."
2. Tell me three pet peeves.
It really irks me when people leave tea bags in their coffee mugs and don't put them away! Gross!
Hmm... I'm not particularly fond of too much perfume or cologne.
Oh and kids yelling on planes. You just can't get away.
3. What’s a typical day like for you?
A typical day includes an omelet breakfast, emails, more emails, studying new IT skills, hopefully roller-blading, or getting some Planet Fitness time in and a small dinner.
4. Do you have any skills that most people don’t know about?
Yes, most people don't know me yet! The ones that do, probably know that I have played and will play every sport and I am a huge board games and card games fan, as well as an accomplished cook. They might also know I have a green thumb.
5. If you could be anywhere other than here, right this minute, where would you be?
6. Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
I wanted to be an architect and build skyscrapers. As Ted Mosby would say from "How I Met your Mother", I wanted to paint the Seattle skyline with my architectural brush. Little did I know that career includes heights.
7. If we went to happy hour, what would you order?
I would probably order whatever looks like the best value. Or a Moscow Mule.
8. Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...
Sleeping? Wait, is it 11am already? Welp, I guess it's time for omelets.
9. What’s a goal you have for yourself that you want to accomplish in the next five years?
My plan is to get a B.S. degree in Information Technology, then apply for an MBA of Information Technology Management at UW. Its going to be a crunch. Likely won't be sleeping on Sunday mornings.
10. What do you think are the best skills that you bring to your job?
Inquisitiveness, persistence, and a good sense of humor.
We all know how the Cloud has disrupted the traditional model of IT.
What comes next?
Is it Project T288?
What about blockchain?
How about robots?
Maybe it's bionics?
Hmm. Have you seen those (legit) jetpacks?
Beefless... beef? (Bill Gates thinks so!)
When I think about the future, I still think about the Cloud and its unlimited potential to increase productivity, lower costs, and collaborate in smarter and faster ways. In fact, the cloud empowers the ingenuity to create all of the amazing things above.
That's why I love Microsoft products.
That's why I also think of the Power of Now.
When should we invest in ourselves? Now.
When is it a good idea to invest in your business? Now.
GowenPlaces is designed to help you with your Next Big Thing. Right now we are focused on migrating customers to Office 365 and signing them up with for Microsoft 365 and backing up the data. This could change at any time as business trends evolve and we'll be right there with you, every step of the way.
Stop thinking average and get "Gowen" today.
(P.S. I'm definitely not batman)
-Geoffrey N Owen