Computing Hardware 2015

Time to change it up! This time I go with an ultrabook.

Mobile Power

Solar charging mobile power packs are a great thing.

A Motorcycle and a tent

That’s all I really need

My Mission

“To deliver reliable solutions, using the best combination of technology and value for your business.”

About Me

I am the Founder of SMBMSP, Principal of Rick Mahn & Associates, and a Senior Consulting Engineer with CDW in their Endpoint Optimization & Mobility team. With nearly 25 years in Information Technologies Architecture experience and a decade of work with Social Media, my mission is to help people and organizations carry out their goals through the use of both proven and emerging techniques and technologies.

What I Do

I keep pace with changes in technology, sharing the knowledge gained as an early adopter with my clients. By working with new techniques and technologies early on, I am able to compare the benefits of new ideas with the tried & true practices that have made the Information Technology industry successful. I find the bits that work, or those that have promise, and leave the hype behind.
Ideas are easy, change is hard. Embrace Change
“Working with Rick was a joy, I could always count on him to make a deadline or generate an alternative solution when necessary for any technical project. Rick has a knack for understanding new and diverse technologies quickly and easily. Rick is a hard-working self-starter who invariably understands exactly what a project is all about from the outset, and how to get it done quickly and effectively. Rick is a resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented person who was frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches to assigned projects. Rick has superior written and verbal communications skills, gets along well with colleagues. Rick is respected by colleagues, management, and other consultants alike.” John Pahl

Michael Foods, Inc.

“Rick has a proven track record of delivering complex projects. He is able to convey ideas and concepts both verbally and written eloquently. Rick is a gifted techologist with a wide range of knowledge. He is able to grasp technology issues quickly and can also convert those ideas into formal process and procedure documents. Rick was one of the key players in implementing Protegrity to meet the businesses PCI requirements. Rick has a tenacious and reliable attitude toward getting the job done. I highly recommend his work.” Jay Krause (CISSP)

TEKsystems, Inc.

“Rick has the right temperament, ideas, and people skills to make things happen. What’s the sign of a good leader? Someone that will allow others to flourish around him, and that is Rick’s hidden talent.” Albert Marrugi

Provident Partners

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