Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Here are some of the customised cards we got made by Richard (a student at Stella Maris Polytechnic) for our clients: 

What an idyllic setting - sitting under a tree and doing your e-mails!

Green envelopes to go with the colour of our logo.

What an idyllic setting - surfing Facebook under a palm tree.

It's a bit like a Chinese landscape - small human beings  almost un detected  amongst trees and mountains.
This is a picture of a guy chilling in the forest working on his laptop - I wonder who is his ISP? 

The V-SAT on the Palava Hut! We had this concept featured in last year's Greeting Cards as well. We love it! 

Thursday, 9 December 2010

My name is Cecelia Cooper and I work at NATC

Contributed by Cecelia Cooper

Group photo: that's me in the lower left hand corner
 in the yellow and purple shirt. 

I am Miss Cecelia Cooper. I was born unto the union of Miss Sarah W. Wah and Mr. David D. Cooper in Maryland County the 26 of July 1987.

I am a high school graduate from the Lamco Area School (LASS) in Yekepa, Nimba County. During my high school days I always told my mother that I will become a nurse in the future. I worked with IRC as a community Peer Educator from 2004-2007. I also worked with Liberia Institute of Statistic and Geo-Information Service (LISGIS) in Gbarnga as a field Enumerator.

I came to Monrovia 2009 to run after my education but due to my parental background and the death of my father I was unable to enter school. As God could have it I heard that there was an IT company in Monrovia on Randall Street training young Liberians to become an IT technician so I decided to apply for the training through the grace of God I was successful and that’s how I started my training.  Presently I’m a trainee in the company. I have achieved a lot from the company and praying to learn more to become a professional IT technician in this company.

Here are some lists of what all I have learned as a trainee:
  • The basic components that make up the computer system
  • Installation of Windows XP
  • Windows system maintenance
  • Extension of local area network and designing it etc
Some of the projects and every task I have been involved in are making sure that the office tools are in proper order and shutting down all the machines before going home.

I have been trained directly by the IT supervisor. My favorite project or job so far is Extension of local area network and designing it for the clients. I have interacted with many different clients. Among all the clients I have interacted with I learn a lot from big mining corporations because they always put safety first at their job site and how a technician should conduct their selves on any client’s site.

I enjoy working at an office because it teaches you how to organize your job and meeting your customers to please them when ever you are doing a job. The value of team work is that, it helps to spread up the job faster and encourage your customers that you are ready for any work any time they call upon you as a technician to solve their problem on site. I can say I’m a professional. Some of the key elements of being a professional are time management, keeping your profession away from personal life, expression, presentation (dress code).

In the future I would to like to take the responsibilities of extending a local area network and designing it for our clients.

I pray for long life to learn more in order to do a better and professional job for this company.

My name is Onesimus Borkuah and I work at NATC

Contributed by Onesimus Borkuah

Warmest greetings to all!

My name is G-Onesimus K. Borkuah, a young gentleman (18yrs., 6”2') in pursuit of the highest certificate or degree in networking/communications. After my graduation from high school (October 4, 2009), I planned on studying to become a pilot but due to the poor infrastructural development in my country so I had a quick plan with the help of my parents. Since I was home tutored in the basics of computer science and had the passion of exploring new features of technology, I decided to perfect that passion by getting more practical trainings in networking.

While I was in search of suitable and convenient college, work or training center, I was told about the New Liberia Technology Company (NLTC) currently New Africa Technology Company (NATC).

I started up as a trainee at this company and have made a year and two months here now. Wit h my little/no skill in IT at the time, I first started my training on the basic hardware components of a computer (the Hard Drive, RAM, Processor, Power Supply, etc...), knowing their functions and how they work together to the use of the end users. 

One of the most fascinating things I like about this company is their interest, use and promotion of Open Source (Linux); thus far, I have learned how to operate and maintain the Linux systems: File Sharing Server, Firewall (Smooth Wall Express). The way networking jobs are carried out in this company is one of a kind I have ever seen- channels/conduits layout, data cabling and termination, configuration of switches and routers (Cisco Systems) and the design/setup of equipment racks.

Lately, I have been involved with local and wide area networking (which I enjoy being on because they carry a different trend every time there is a new project and they help broaden your mind to more designing strategies).

Talking about clients? The most clients I have enjoyed interacting with are the mining companies and international organisations. The mining companies we deal with provide all the necessary safety equipments just to make sure you are 100%+ safe on the job. As for finance, just make them happy with what we do or satisfy their networking needs; you'll get paid without delay! With the interntional organisations, the always encourage our new ideas that we bring up to help with scrutinize their network infrastructure.

I feel that I have been trained here indirectly because I always get to learn and explore new problems on site and resolve them; and I prefer learning both directly and indirectly. I have learned good team work which requires a lot of time and efforts to speed up and meet the scope of a particular project.

Professionalism is one of the key values one should possess when working in an office; that is, one should be punctual, always abiding by the rules/dos and don't s of the company, well attired, etc... I have always worked my best out to be professional and now I can boast of this character (that I am professional)!

I hope for more years with this company in the areas of like Wide Area Networking (WAN) and the building of more Linux Servers and Firewalls. And also for more responsibilities in these areas.

* Life is sacred, that is to say, it is the supreme value to which all other values are subordinate* -The Wisdom of Einstein-