My name is Dan Boskovic, owner and founder of PCServ Consulting.
My life in technology started by writing Cobol code when I was in Junior College at Pasadena City College where I earned an AAS degree. I transitioned to California State Polytechnic University and earned a BS in Management Information Technology and that began my career as a Cobol programmer in 1981.
I've been a freelance network engineer since 1999. Before 1999 I worked for larger corporations, Ameritech, as well as investment firm, Teachers Management Inc., accounting firm, Klayman and Korman, and other IT consulting firms. I worked in various progressive roles from Sysadmin, Field Tech, Novell and Microsoft Engineer, Network Engineer, to my current role as a Business Continuity Consultant for SMB and Fortinet Partner.
Our focus is to provide outsourced IT managed security services for small to medium sized businesses. By using the latest AI cloud technology to deliver our services, the emphasis is on being pro-active rather that re-active which keeps your network up and running smoothly.
My first 'out of the box' accomplishment came around 1993. Microsoft had introduced LanManager. A Microsoft product that ran on a regular PC computer to connect to other Unix servers to create a network. This gave me the idea to convert the existing network to use a PC to connect to the 'Wang' Mainframe. This adaptation transformed the business by moving away from the "green" terminals and getting on track for the PC revolution.
Another challenge, was to figure out how to take an older typical peer to peer network with an XP workstation acting as the server, and bring it up to current standards (XP is longer support btw.) My client had no budget to cover the cost for the upgrade to their custom manufacturing program to run on a new server. The solution was just too expensive. I determined to Virtualize the XP server. This is a rather complicated migration which I accomplished using VMWare Technology. Today, the system is running successfully, keeping their doors from closing and meeting their business needs. This solution saved my client thousands of dollars
What am I doing in 2020 and Beyond? Security. Protecting SMB with state of the art protection against the bad guys. I build secure networks. I setup Zero Trust Networks, Endpoint Detection and Response, Endpoint Point Protection, and WFH security, Cloud Backup and Disaster and more.
Over the years, computers have come a long way. I know, because I was fortunate to have an interest in computers in the since the late 70's. As an IT Professional since the the 90's, I have witnessed the progression of computers from a really nice typewriter, to a crucial necessity to running any business. What keeps me going after all this time? It is still a challenge and I'm constantly learning in this field. Technology is ever-changing, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience by educating and providing the best-in-class service to my clients.
I am a father of three girls and happily married for 22 years. I like spending time outdoors maintaining my garden or tinkering on my 1965 convertible mustang that I bought in college and still runs today. I'm also pretty handy around the house; finding home improvement projects or tutoring my teenage daughter’s in advanced mathematics, and of course, assisting them with their technology needs.
Think of me as your IT bridge to technology