Mr Brown is skilled in the areas of Windows AD, Exchange, and Lync. Mr. Brown has demonstrated the ability to complete projects on time and within budget with satisifed Clients. Mr Brown has proven to be a results oriented Team Leader on many projects, efficiently and effectively directing and mentoring technical staff.
Windows NT and Windows 2000 MCSE.
US Army Veteran (combat medic)
Josh Has spent the last 8 years as a Senior Groupware Architect for the Transition and Transformation group within the IBM Strategic Outsourcing organization. Prior to that he spent 9 years as a Microsoft Exchange subject matter expert and the followed by consultant and then lead consultant with the Enterprise Services for Microsoft Technologies (ESMT) group within IBM's consulting arm of IBM global services. He has extensive experience with messaging, collaboration applications and Windows based Client/Server Operating Systems performing the design, implementation, integration, and maintenance with a diverse client base including utilities, healthcare, banking, insurance, Internet startups, Government and manufacturing.
Below is synopsis of some of the larger and more intriguing due to complexitities and scale of projects I worked lead or worked on during my 18 years of service with International Business Machines
Major home health care organization Exchange to Exchange migration with new Forest Project Details: Lead architect and implementer for Windows2003/Exchange 2003 in a corporate WAN environment. Complexities included migrating and integrating several smaller health care organizations, which were recentlyacquired, into the new corporate structure. Technologyimplementations included Load Balanced Front End Servers for Outlook Web Access, which was the mail client of choice. Migrations were planned and conducted for both Inter and Intra forest Active directory migrations and Inter and Intra Organizational Migration in Exchange and the following Operating Systems: Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 to 2003, Exchange 5.5 and 2000 to Exchange 2003, using several utilities including the following native Microsoft tools: ADMTv2, ADC, Exmerge2003 and Microsoft Migration Wizard.
Northeast State government Email project Exchange Migration from multiple messaging infrastructures Project Details: Exchange migration architect where he created migration plans to migrate 3 state agencies (1- 50,000 seat Exchange 5.x environment, 1- 1000 seat Exchange 5.5 environment, and 1- 1900 seat Lotus Notes 4.x environment) and was secondary on the Exchange architecture and design. The migration plans were part of an Exchange solution to consolidate all state agencies running autonomous email and collaboration software into a single Exchange 2000 hosted model capable of supporting 250,000 mail users.
Nationwide rubbish and recycling firm. Domino to Exchange Migration Project Details: As an Exchange architect, I designed, tested, started the migration and offered technical assistance for the remainder of the migration for the clustered Exchange environment and the migration of 16,000 users from Lotus Notes 4.7 to Microsoft Exchange 2000.
Testing software company Domino to Exchange MigrationProject Details: Exchange Architect on a team that provided global strategic planning and high-level architecture for Exchange clustering, and for a Lotus Notes 5.0 to Exchange 2000 migration. He and his team developed and delivered an architectural blueprint and roadmap for implementing the system worldwide for 5000 users in 10 different countries around the world.
Global Hospitality Company Domino to Exchange migration and datacenter consolidation Project Details: Messaging lead for 4 consultants /subject matter experts tasked to migrate 120,000 mailboxes from Lotus notes and Exchange to new Exchange Organization. Project Scope consisted of deploying a fully redundant dual datacenter exchange environment and migrating from domino to the new Exchange environment. The Migration was from domino Servers in every hotel and elimination of 400 domino servers consolidated to 32 Exchange servers. Specialized applications and technologies included Quest Migration Manager for Lotus Notes, Spotlight on Exchange, Spotlight on Active Directory.
American Beer conglomerate Exchange 2003 to exchange 2013 upgrade Project Details: Customer focal and messaging lead for Active Directory and Exchange Upgrade of 17000 seat Exchange 2003 org to Exchange 2010 using Microsoft native tools. Project scope included dual datacenters and 4 major sites. This project took a total of 7 months.
International Pharmaceutical companyExchange upgrade from 2003/2007 to exchange 2010 Project Details: Groupware lead architect for upgrade from exchange 2003, 2007 to Exchange 2010 for 13000 seats.
Medical Imaging leader Exchange 2003 upgrade to exchange 2013 and Office 2007 to Lync migration. Project Details: Groupware lead architect for migrationfrom Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2013 and OCS2007 to LYNC for 14000 Clients.
American multinational financial services corporation Project Details: Groupware lead for migration from Exchange 2007 to Office 365 and Sharepoint 2007 to Sharepoint 365.
Global provider of vehicle rental servicesProject Details: Groupware lead managing 2 Subject matter experts for Notes to Exchange 2010 migration.
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