Greetings PC World readers. My name is Michael Scalisi, and I'm proud to be taking over as the author of PC World's Net Work blog. Five days a week, you can come here for my daily reports on life in the business IT trenches.
I look forward to spending a little of each day telling you about my real-world tech experiences. I’ll share with you my honest take on current news trends, as well as experiences working with business users and all kinds of hardware and software.
My current day job is as an IT Manager for a San Francisco Bay Area biomedical corporation, where I manage a small data center and 160 workstations running mostly Windows, with a little Linux and OS X thrown in the mix. I cut my teeth on a Commodore 64 when I was in grade school and worked in computer sales for a few years before transitioning to corporate IT life. I’ve spent the last 12 years performing IT work for everything from large multinational corporations with 80k employees to startups with 30, with most of my time spent managing IT environments of 250-500 users. Somewhere along the way, I managed to get a BS degree in Information Systems from the University of San Francisco.
When I get a break from the office, I’m usually out somewhere on a unicycle. I play unicycle basketball with the Berkeley Revolution and have toured all over the world on one wheel. My favorite form of unicycling is a small but growing sport called MUni, which stands for mountain unicycling, which is just like mountain biking but with one fewer wheel. But I promise to keep this blog focused on tech, not unicycles.
Thanks for reading! I look forward to your feedback. Follow me on twitter if you like. I tweet as mscalisi.