Geoff Citron Compares the Merits of On-Premise, Hosted and Cloud Services!

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Richard and Greg talk to Geoff Citron about the choices IT pros can make today around running applications on-premise, with a hosting provider or in the Cloud. Geoff discusses how small hosting providers are thriving in a Cloud world by providing great customer service and customizing services for their customers.
 

Geoff Citron is a founder and the president of Nomia Inc., which operates Thoughtbus.com, a growing email and collaboration Cloud Services provider for small to midsized organizations throughout the United States. Thoughtbus was established to provide customer organizations with exceptional hosted email and collaboration capabilities in a Microsoft environment, while also delivering industry-leading customer service.

Geoffrey is also an investor and member of the board of directors of WhatEveryBabyNeeds.com, an online boutique featuring organic and eco-friendly clothing, toys, and accessories for newborn to 4.

Prior to founding Nomia Inc. in 2003, Geoffrey worked for 15 years in the information technology sector in a number of roles. Starting in 1988, he defined, implemented and supported a variety of factory automation systems at Pratt & Whitney, drawn to their slogan at the time of `Thrust You Can Trust'. He and 3 colleagues started Matrix Computing Solutions, Inc. in Connecticut in 1994, to provide customer organizations with exceptional Microsoft systems integration and technical support services, along with custom software development. In 1996, Matrix was selected by IBM Global Services to design and implement the systems integration for a very large infrastructure rollout for the state government of New York, with over 100 locations and supporting over 15,000 people. Matrix grew considerably over several years with a variety of projects from New York City to Burlington, Vermont; and was acquired by Vista IT of Herndon, Virginia in 2000. Geoffrey continued to provide technical consulting services for Vista IT, until Vista was acquired by Avaya Inc. in 2003.

Geoffrey is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, and he received his Master's degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1996.

 

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