Hello, I am David Vasta. I grew up in Savannah, GA . I joined the US Navy and truly did get to see the world. I was stationed in Sasebo, Japan and Bremerton, Washington. I speak some Japanese and a little Bremerton-Washinton-ese as well.
I have spent that last 25 plus years in information Technology Administrating the IBM i (AS/400, iSeries, System i), Lotus Applications and Messaging, Exchange/Outlook, Help Desk and Data Center Management along with UNIX & Linux Servers as well.
While doing the Administration is fun I also enjoy the Data Center Operations and Management side of the house as well. Dealing with and managing day-to-day IT Operations and Systems Management for the Enterprise. I have big ideas and and very customer focused. I believe in training and making sure the user knows all of the tools they have along with how to use them.
Being detailed on problems and also being able to review them at a high level is something I enjoy very much. Helping people understand technology and coming up with solutions that fit the needs of the users while using the technology the right way is important. There are times when the solution you want is not the right solution and instead of telling you “yes” and doing it wrong I have always been willing to find the right solution.
Over 25 years of IT has taught me plenty and I really do enjoy technology and enjoy seeing people “get it”. One of my other favorite things to do is Educate people about the technology they are struggling with. Education is the key to getting the most out of the technology you have invested in and without the know how to use the tools you have, users will always struggle to meet the demands of the company and provide benefit, not because they are unwilling but because the do not understand the tools the company has chosen to harvest the data and reports needed to be productive.
In my free time I enjoy road cycling, Formula One, and photography along with anything to do with Japan. I am currently leaning more about Japan and how to speak Japanese.
I can be reached via this web site or david at davidvasta dot com.
Recruiters: I am always looking for high level or senior level administration or management positions in IT departments or in data center operations. If I am not looking I know folks who are. Please feel free to review my resume and contact me directly or via email.
Systems or Applications I know well:
IBM Lotus Notes
IBM Lotus Administration
IBM Lotus Designer
IBM Traveler for mobility
AS/400, iSeries, System i, IBMi, Power Systems from IBM – Administration
IBM i Security
IBM i Systems Management
Certified IBM Professional
IBM Client Access (5250 and suite of products)
RightFax Services for Lotus and SMTP
SMTP Mail Routing
Barracuda Mail Filters and Products
Mobile Device Management
ITIL Help Desk Implementation and Supervision
Data Center Management