Hello, my name is Stuart Wise.
I started working in I.T in the early 1980's. At that time personal computers were rare. Typically they were machines like the MITS Altair 8800, and the very early Apple model 1 computer.
MITS Altair 8800
Apple model 1 Kit
These were only available as kits, and not easily found.
So in 1980, the machine I worked on was the mainframe from IBM called the IBM 360 Model 20.
IBM 360 Model 20
IBM model 3278 Terminal
When I went to college and earned my first degree in Information Technology, I was working on mainframe machines like the IBM 360.... typing away on the famous (and clicky) IBM 3278 terminals coding programs in Cobol, CICS, and NATURAL.
By 1985 I was working on mainframes regularly, and I began networking the personal PCs from IBM that were called the IBM model 5150 and the IBM model AT.
IBM PC model 5150
IBM PC model AT
By the late 1990's I made the decision to pursue networking and personal computers, rather than mainframes. The internet was beginning to become popular. A few of the largest companies had websites, but companies like Google did not yet exist. Only Yahoo! The popular browser of the time was Netscape.
Netscape 1.0 with YAHOO.COMl
In 2002 I accepted a position as Chief Information Officer at a $600M firm in the Madison area and by 2010 I retired.
I thought that I just wanted to quit working, but you know what? Soon I found that like so many things, that once you get what you want, you often find you want what you had.
So at first I tried consulting for large companies for about 7 years, and although the money was good, I quickly tired of flying around the country. Finally I decided that I would rather make less money, and spend more time with my family.
StuartWise.com is my way to find a middle path.
We provide private information technology consulting for a small number of select businesses. It keeps me busy, and lets me help small companies that have not found how to make Information Technology reduce their work loads.
Many companies don't realize that a great deal of the work that is done in their companies is something that can be taught to a mindless computer, freeing them for more important (and more enjoyable) activities.
Let's get together and talk about how that might work for you. This is a nice way to get a fortune 500 consultant to help your business without paying fortune 500 prices!
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