BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- S1 IT Solutions, a leading technology solution provider with a national footprint, has expanded it physical presence in Texas with the hiring of two employees for a new location in Dallas. Shaun Anderson joined the company as a Technical Consultant and Dustin Ryan came on board as a Solution Specialist.
S1 IT Solutions is an authorized IBM, Cisco, Microsoft and NetApp solution provider specializing in Infrastructure, Virtualization and Optimization of customer computing environments.
"While S1 has done business in Texas for years, opening an office in Dallas has enabled us to establish a stronger presence in the region, and to offer local customers more direct and immediate access to S1 sales and technical resources," said Erik Cline, the company's Vice President of Sales. "With their impressive technical expertise, knowledge of this market and experience delivering outstanding levels of service, Shaun and Dustin are great additions for our company and our Texas customers."
As a Technical Consultant, Anderson is responsible for providing high-level consultative and infrastructure-related services to customers within the Storage Area Network (SAN) environment. He supports the S1 sales team; evaluates customer system and storage infrastructure/architecture, and develops solution recommendations; installs/implements SAN and other large-scale, mission-critical storage solutions; and works with customers to identify and resolve project issues.
As a Solution Specialist, Ryan is responsible for identifying, building and nurturing customer relationships; selling complex multivendor IT solutions; coordinating sales efforts internally and externally; and providing ongoing consultative support and customer service.
Anderson came to S1 IT Solutions from IBM where he developed a deep knowledge of IBM storage subsystems and was rated among the top contributors for four consecutive years. He was Team Leader for a 28-member Remote Technical Storage Support group that was instrumental in delivering configuration and troubleshooting support to IBM internal and external customers. Graduating from DeVry University in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems, Anderson has continued his professional development by earning IBM Specialist and Administrator certifications, as well as certifications and expertise in technologies including Problem Determination/Problem Source Identification, DS4000, DS5000, DS8000, SAN Volume Controller, Nseries/NetApp, Brocade/Cisco Fabric Switches and Tivoli Storage Productivity Center Software.
Ryan came to S1 from Insight Enterprises where he was a Sales Specialist for the company's Data Center practice and prior to that, Regional Director of Managed, Lifecycle and Telecom Expense Services. Previously he was a Senior Account Executive at Maron Structure Technologies. Graduating from the University of Arkansas in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in Business Management, he began his IT career at IBM, first as a Project Manager and later as a Certified Storage Sales Consultant. In addition to his IBM certifications, Ryan holds numerous industry certifications in technologies including VMware, Microsoft, Cisco and Extreme Networks.
For more information about S1, its leading-edge technology offers and its operations in Texas and nationwide, please visit www.chooseS1.com or call 800.805.0054.
About S1 IT Solutions
S1 IT Solutions is a strategic technology partner to progressive companies and organizations specializing in Infrastructure, Virtualization and Optimization of customer computing environments. We offer a wide range of products and services to customers nationwide and across many industry verticals. S1 IT Solutions is headquartered in Boise, ID, with regional offices in Portland, OR, Sacramento, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, Southport, CT, Dallas, TX, Eatontown, NJ and Kansas City, MO. For more information, contact Chelsea Jones, Director of Marketing, at 208.381.0679 or cjones@chooseS1.com.
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