Area of Focus
Managed IT services
Office Location
Davenport, Iowa
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Martin Nichols

Principal
Area of Focus
Managed IT services
Office Location
Davenport, Iowa
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About Martin

Martin is a principal and national leader of Managed IT Services for RSM US LLP. He specializes in understanding business problems and their dependencies and integration with technology. Martin possesses a broad array of in-depth skills, including the architecture, design, implementation and support of numerous technologies and systems. He has served as a technical advisor and enterprise technology design expert for clients in a variety of industries


Experience

Prior to joining RSM in 2001, Martin was employed by J and S Electronics Business Systems Inc. in Burlington, Iowa. Primary duties included implementation and support of Microsoft and Novell networks, wide area network (WAN) connectivity, web page design and Compaq warranty service for workstations and servers.

Martin specializes in the following technology services:

  • Information technology (IT) strategy and advisory
  • Public and private cloud computing
  • Data center migration/relocation
  • Project management
  • Thin client technologies/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
  • Business continuity/disaster recovery
  • Server virtualization
  • Storage technologies
  • WAN
  • Software defined wide area networks
  • Wireless technologies

Notable engagements include the following:

  • Designed and implemented server and storage virtualization solutions providing better hardware utilization, increased flexibility, and better overall system availability
  • Configuration of network infrastructures to facilitate the intercommunication of diverse networks using a combination of Internet virtual private network (VPN), leased line, private line, wireless and fiber optic technologies
  • Designed and implemented numerous fiber-based Metro Area Network solutions using Ethernet and Multiplexing technologies
  • Designed and implemented local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) solutions utilizing software defined WAN technologies providing a high degree of availability and bandwidth aggregation by using a mixture of leased line and broadband offerings
  • Designed and implemented numerous application delivery solutions providing secure end-user application access from anywhere; end-user devices included laptops, tablets and smartphones with Windows, Android and iOS operating systems
  • Implemented wireless technologies supporting various applications and diverse hardware platforms with a high-user density; many implementations include segregated “guest” networks for Internet-only access
  • Implemented mobile device management solutions to prevent the loss of data through theft or malicious activity on multiple hardware platforms and operating systems
  • Implemented email encryption, archival and data loss prevention solutions supporting organizational and industry regulation standards

Professional affiliations and designations

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA N+
  • MCSE—Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • CCA—Citrix Certified Administrator
  • CCEA—Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator
  • CCSP—Citrix Certified Sales Professional
  • CCNA—Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Specialist

Education

  • Associate of Applied Science, emphasis in computer science, Southeastern Community College
  • Computer science, Western Illinois University
Area of Focus
Managed IT services
Office Location
Davenport, Iowa
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