The original musings of the ECM Ninja. www.ecmninja.co.za is where you will find all the SharePoint and Office 365 posts, and general commentary about the SharePoint Community in South Africa.
I've decided to split my blog, keeping the techie bits on ECM Ninja and covering opinion pieces and my views on the Microsoft stack and where I see Productivity going at: The Cloud Geek
I can haz COBOL. Yip, it's where it all began. My dad thought it would be a good idea. I had already worked on and owned the BEST device of all time, the mighty ZX Spectrum 48k!
COBOL was very short lived. Got into Computer wholesale. Got into gaming and that's where my love affair with hardware started. This led to me running an import company and eventually getting into infrastructure management.
Got sent on a "Document Management" training course. Enter Zylab, Livelink, FileNet, FYI, Documentum, SharePoint Portal Server. My infrastructure and systems management roots were being expanded into AD, Exchange, Security, virtualisation, linux, blah, blah, blah. AND then ECM stuff.
Fell in love with the Microsoft stack. Still spending time on AD, Exchange, SCOM, etc, in the background, but focusing on what was then MOSS. Livelink started falling along the wayside, like an unwatered plant. Oh the joy and the Pain.
Community, Information Worker, SharePoint Saturday, MVP, International Speaker, and the list goes on. This is really where I began honing my skills and settling into what I found my passion for; Evangelizing about the technologies I work with daily. Exciting times ahead.