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My suggestion that we should try "Let's Do Competent" first didn't go down universally well... :rolleyes:

I know everyone says it, but that actually elicited a laugh. Out loud.

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Bit late to this thread...

Started in IT after getting crap GCSE's and thought where is the money going to be?!?! I know IT.. So off I went to College for 3 years until I got bored and managed to get work placement at BT @ Martlesham as a contractor for a summer, 3.5 years later and my contract was ended when they started to have a big shuffle and head counts etc. Started with doing 3rd line support at BT in a team, was good fun and learnt alot. Then got a job with a local insurance company as the only Support person and the only next level up was Director to me. Was fun, more so with the ladies as the PC's didn't really exist as they were all Wyse terminals but got to play around with Citrix also ;). Moved to Suffolk Police where I was part of a team of 6, doing Call logging to 3rd Line stuff out in the car etc, was there when the Ipswich Murders happened and was support for the Major Investigation Systems along with everything else.

Now I work for a Energy company and I am the only support person in the Office, come to think of it I am the only IT person in the office and have to deal with everything, even if the clock on the fax is out!

So I have been able to get my head around most things, Windows, Citrix, Novell, Oracle Unbreakable, Office, Zen, ITIL, everything inbetween. Going on a Prince2 course soon also. Currently look after 25 servers and a SAN which is about the same amount of people we have in the office, but with the office growing with people then we will be getting some more support people in, so I will then become manager, although I have expressed an interest in a Deputy VP of IT role after a recent reorg - we have a London office you see.

Been in IT for over 10 years now and also think that some people should not have a computer as they are just not capable to take a breath let alone use a computer. I am not a specialist in any shape or form in one area but know alot about all sorts with might help me in some ways, but I have never been out of a job so have to say its looked after me well.

But I do think what would I do if I didn't do IT and I have no idea, maybe cars or maybe in retail owning and running my own shop.

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I'm a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant, it's an ERP solution and does Finance, Sales, Purchase, Inventory, Warehouse, Manufacturing & CRM for small to medium size businesses (supposedly 2m - 150m or so)

So a bit of business consulting, process consulting and then system setup, configuration, scoping, requirements analysis, testing, training.

I get to deal with different companies in different industries so it keeps it fairly fresh.

I've been doing it for the last 8 years after I spent 2 years as a database administrator at an end user and supported their NAV system in house. We predominantly deal with customers in the South M27/M3/M4/London areas so if anyone is after a new Finance or ERP system send me a PM +++

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I'm a bit late in the day replying to this, and find it perhaps ironic that throughout the whole thread there's no mention of another ERP solution, until the very last post (I'm ignoring the SAP reference earlier, 'cos it never gets finished :P)

I'm a specialist in Sage 200. A direct competitor to the Dynamic Nav solution that stooH implements, but it does the same thing.

I have to say that after doing it for 12 years now, and having been through support, consultancy, implementation, training, scoping, business analysis etc. that the new challenge in the sales area is a refreshing change, with a different challenge :D

So, if you want a UK based solution for your business needs, no matter where you are in the UK, then drop me a line :D

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Dont know if its still applicable but i work as a Software Tester. Done Database Admin type of roles and web development in the past.

I found testing to be the sweet spot, wage of a developer without the workload. Perfect.:grin:

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