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Solutions Architect

Plainfield, Illinois, United States
January 13, 2018

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Don Blake

Transforming Business Efficiency Through Cloud Adoption, End User Experience, Managed Services, and Network Security.


Often companies that are ready to scale begin to experience IT challenges. Whether it is continuing to add hardware to support the organization growth, resources are stretched, visibility is limited and control is slipping away, these obstacles not only slow down growth but significantly effect the end users. There are a few vital questions that CIOs should be asking prior to moving data to the cloud:

# Where is your data stored? Location matters for both latency issues as well as the privacy and standards jurisdiction.

# What is the expected reliability? If you have mission-critical data being stored in the cloud, downtime can result is lost business. Make sure you provider has a contingency plan in place.

# What security is in place? Cloud vendors often can provide more security than on premise data centers. Make sure your provider is offering Pen Testing along with Security Assessments to ensure your data is being stored based on your particular needs.

# Do you have a tailored solution? Every business is different, so out of the box cloud services rarely fit the needs of a growing organization. Choose a provider that will create custom solutions to ensure your company can focus on Line of Business workflow.

# Does the provider focus on the End User Experience. No matter how great your data storage is, if it isn’t easily accessible to your staff, clients or users, it will create more help tickets and stretched resources. Make sure your plan is end user focused.

If you are considering migrating to the cloud, I invite you to have a conversation. Evolve Technology may be the solution to empower your business with simple, custom IT solutions. But even if we don’t work together, I am confident our call can offer insights on your cloud journey. To set up a time to talk, you can email me directly at Or call 630-***-****.


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Founder, President at Evolve Technology, LLC

February 2017 - Present

Helping IT accelerate to the cloud, transform data centers, and focus on end user experience. With 20 years of experience in the IT field, I created Evolve Technology with the purpose of Cloud, End User Computing, Security, and Solution as a Service in mind. At Evolve we leverage the best partners and resources to create unparalleled end user experiences for our clients either by resolving their current issues, or creating new experiences correctly the first time. We help client’s Evolve their IT Strategy through:

# Assess:

We listen closely to you to uncover the challenges in your current technology situation and properly diagnose the cause. We then work with your team to get a deeper understanding of the cause and effects of the discovered issues. This becomes the foundation to building your future state road map.

# Build:

Evolve builds out a quality solution geared to your unique situation. We take our many years in the industry and put them to work, using very high standards to build out a tailored solution.

# Control:

A solid proactive alerting and monitoring solution for your environment with visibility into your technology is core to a successful manage service program. Our insights are a guide to every improving the systems and the End User Experience.

To set up a time to talk, you can email me directly at or call 630-***-****.

Director of End User Computing at IDS - IT Solutions January 2016 - February 2017 (1 year 2 months)

• Create unique service offerings with our EUX framework

• Understand clients’ Technology Roadmaps and be flexible within the current landscapes

• Architect, SME, and PreSales

Director, Information Technology at Liquidware Labs August 2013 - January 2016 (2 years 6 months)

• Enable technology, move solutions to the cloud and offsite and create policies and procedures to standardize company processes for a software company that needs to be nimble and flexible the way they run their business

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Virtual Computing Evangalist at Forsythe

November 2012 - August 2013 (10 months)

• Create fundamental service offerings to change the sales cycle for a sales team the sells mostly hardware with their eye on the services prize

Director, Virtualization at Augmentity Systems, Inc. April 2011 - November 2012 (1 year 8 months)

• Create a culture that enables the sales team to talk and sell services in the VDI and Virtualization space Virtualization Leader at Project Leadership Associates October 2010 - April 2011 (7 months)

• Build services around virtualization and VDI to give Project Leadership Associates’ customers greater flexibility

IT Infrastructure Manager at vizioncore, inc.

January 2006 - October 2010 (4 years 10 months)

• Lead and teach a team to help them grow as technology professionals Citrix Engineer at TEKsystems

August 2005 - January 2006 (6 months)

• Citrix administration

Citrix Administrator at First American Bank

February 2004 - August 2005 (1 year 7 months)

• Citrix administration

Citrix Admin at CIB Bank

July 2001 - February 2004 (2 years 8 months)

• Citrix administration

Software Specialist

May 2000 - July 2001 (1 year 3 months)

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Don Blake

Transforming Business Efficiency Through Cloud Adoption, End User Experience, Managed Services, and Network Security.

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