Why I Love This Industry!
The best part about being in this industry (consulting, IT, et cetera) is that the task at hand varies from one day to the next. I could be working on a network re-architecture from a flat network to a hierarchical network today and tomorrow integrating a Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) with Polycom, Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and legacy PBXs all for the same enterprise. This is exactly what I love about this industry.
I have been able to work on various vendor’s hardware over the years from Cisco, Juniper, Riverstone, Extreme and Foundry routers and switches to Sonus, Broadsoft, Acme, NexTone and Kagoor soft switches and session border controllers (SBC). I enjoy learning new things, whether it is hardware, software or a new command line interface (CLI). The thing I am most passionate about, learning! I enjoy filling my head with “useful” knowledge and practical experience – both of which are provided to me by the Information Technology Industry.
Emilio Rivera, PEI