His particular area of expertise is in systems and design. Steven's unwavering interest in the advancement of computer technology keeps him up-to-date with the industry. He is especially adept at distinguishing new, untested technology from that which is generally proven and acceptable for use in most businesses. Clients benefit from Steven's unique ability to produce systems designs which balance their needs for power and growth potential against practical limitations according to the clients' specifications.
Steven is well versed in both the theory and practical application of computer communications technology. His experience in this area includes micro, mini, and mainframe communications to each other and peripherals via direct or modem connections, networks, bridges and gateways. This experience is applied regularly at GCA for clients requiring hardware systems integration services. Steven has configured networks from three to hundreds of nodes in size. He has incorporated sophisticated communications capabilities into many networks, including the establishment of wide area networks and international connections. Steven has also connected multiple dissimilar networks. He has successfully worked non-standard computer equipment into operation on several systems. Steven has configured both routine and exceptional printing applications, from both hardware communications and software drivers standpoints.
GCA's resident Macintosh specialist, Steven has been a Macintosh use and programmer since 1985. He has written numerous customized database applications for use on Macintosh systems. Steven is both a certified Apple Consultant and a Novell Certified Netware Engineer (CNE).
Prior to establishing GCA and becoming a partner, Steven was a systems analyst for Xerox Corporation. At Xerox, he designed, configured and supported both local and wide area ntworks linking micro-, mini- and mainframe computers. Steven's training at Xerox was extensive in the areas of networking, communications, and electronic laser printing. He managed several million-dollar accounts as well as servicing small businesses.
Steven holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University. While at Brown he was consultant on the university's IBM mainframe and he instructed and assisted students in programming as a teaching assistant.