Hello and welcome to my IT blog. My name is Paul Maggs and I am a Lead Systems Engineer residing in Melbourne, Australia. I have 16 years IT experience and in that time I have spent many hours toiling over problems that required a fix.
I began my IT career in 1999 working for a financial services firm for a short time and then moved to one of Australia’s top legal firms. Initially I was a generalist working within the server environment including Novell and Microsoft technologies however over time I expanded my interests and had an opportunity to work with many technologies and deliver many successful projects.
A few things I have designed, implemented, and maintained over the years –
- Active Directory
- Microsoft Exchange
- Microsoft OCS & Lync
- Microsoft Threat Management Gateway
- Cisco Call Manager
My main focus these days Unified Communications and it’s an area I am very passionate about. I could spend hours talking about the subject especially the many benefits of soft phones (hence the blog name).
I had been wanting to start a technology blog for some time and it’s here I’ll detail my findings and a few solutions to any interesting IT problems that may present themselves.
Outside of IT I love playing loud drums and I am a massive Utah Jazz supporter. I watch every game and have converted the entire family (they had no choice really!!!). Argue basketball with me at your own peril.
Expect this blog to evolve as I get more comfortable adding content. It’s a little sparse at the moment however I hope to change that as time goes by.
I can be found on twitter – @nomoredeskphone