My name is Behrad and I’m 41 years old, divorced, father of 2 daughters in the age of 11 and 8 with whom I spend a lot of time. I’m currently working as System Engineer in a very well known international company.
I originally studied System Admin but wasn’t really into it at that time. So I switched to Media Management.
After completing my Media Management study I worked as a Marketing Assistant, before transitioning to Operations Assistant at the same company. As the company grew, I had the opportunity to become a Purchasing Representative, where I was responsible for purchasing promotional materials and professional accessories for the company’s salon-exclusive hair care brands.
In the meantime IT was still following me with every move. So there was always some IT part that I was doing. Eventually I took on co-responsibility within IT department becoming an Purchasing & IT Representative. In this role I was overseeing the IT infrastructure of our offices; purchasing and managing hardware and software, providing first-line support, and serving as a liaison between IT, Operations, and the business on a range of issues. I also had a strong focus on our B2B webshop and loyalty program, ensuring they are maintained and developed to provide the best possible user experience.
After all of those adventures; A couple of years ago an opportunity was presented where I could do IT all day, every day and that’s what I did. In the last couple of years I have been dealing with network devices such as Cisco and Aruba. Working on managing On-Prem and Cloud server environment. So in the end I ended up in IT anyway! Why the long journey? I don’t know!
How IT all started?
EyeTeeBee, or actually IT B, Yes B as in for Behrad, is a successor of my old blog / portfolio on BioTecK.net and my virtual home. BioTecK.net started as a project for school during Media Management, where the assignment was to showcase your portfolio; Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign skills. (Yep, I also design flyers, posters, birthday cards etc! ;))
While others focussed on offline portofolio’s, I choose to showcase mine online. I registered the domain and started to work on my portfolio. At the same time, blogging was becoming a “thing”. I learned about WordPress and started to like writing and blogging about my personal experiences, as well as IT and tech-related topics. So what started as my portfolio became a blog as well. I kept up with BioTecK.net from 2004 to 2011, but then took a decade-long break from writing and blogging.
Now, after all these years, I’ve decided to get back into writing again. EyeTeeBee.com is where I’ll be sharing my thoughts on IT-related topics and anything else that I feel is worth sharing. If you have any questions or want to know more about me, feel free to contact me using the form below.