Nickname

  • Brew

How Long Have You Worked at Create IT

  • Since June 2010

Qualifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator

Hobbies

  • Snowboarding
  • Gaming
  • Airsoft
  • Motorbikes
Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

Personal statement

Hi! I’m Andrew, or also known as Brew in the office, and along with Ben and Chris founded Create IT in 2010. I’m the Technical Director here and have a strong liking for anything network related. Being responsible for the technical operations of Create IT puts me in the enviable position of doing something I love for my job; having had a strong interest in computers and technology since a very young age.

When I’m not at my desk or out delivering projects I can be found either in the gym, on my motorbike, snowboarding in the winter, or finding new adventures.

Experience

I’ve worked in IT for a number of years now either in service delivery companies or in in-house IT departments. Having already worked for a very well respected local IT service company I was armed with a breadth of knowledge that was well suited to starting Create IT. Also, having worked with many different types of network and infrastructure means I have wide range of knowledge of many different systems, which is ideal when learning about any new customers we bring on board.

Core skills

Having worked in IT for over 10 years now I’ve had experience of a vast array of systems.

My Core abilities include:

  • Server operating systems and architecture
  • VMware and virtualisation technologies
  • Networking infrastructure
  • Troubleshooting & problem solving.

My favourite projects at Create IT

  • The design and implementation of the Create IT cloud infrastructure where we have been able to host our own cloud services including: Email, SharePoint, Hosted Servers and Hosted Desktops, and VoIP. From a small idea we had in the office to becoming a large part of our business watching our own platform grow, rather than reselling another service, has been extremely rewarding.
  • I’ve also enjoyed the virtualisation projects we have carried out for a number of our customers. Upgrading and reducing the amount of hardware they are currently using decreasing costs while at the same time increasing performance is a part of technology that I find very interesting.