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Meet David Powell,VP of Managed & Cloud Services, Marketing at TekLinks. Powell has lived in Birmingham his entire life. Read on to get to know more about TekLinks and the great things they are doing in Birmingham and beyond. And a HUGE THANK YOU to TekLinks on their sponsorship of 100 Girls of Code!
Hi David! Let’s get started — Tell us more about TekLinks.
TekLinks provides businesses with an integrated approach to their technology needs. So, whether you’re a legal firm looking for a way to backup data to the cloud, or a healthcare practice that needs an onsite server to run their imaging application, we can find a solution that fits your business needs and budget. We’re also backed by some of the best IT vendors in the industry, so you know our engineers are heavily certified, follow best practices, and have years of real-world experience. We’re always researching what offerings on the tech horizon will help businesses to become more efficient, reliable, and secure.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about your field?
That we’re a lot more specialized than people assume – people tend to lump and dump tech roles into one overarching category, and that’s just not how technology “works.” It’s not unlike being a physician – you shouldn’t go to a bone doctor when you really need help from an ENT specialist.
What exciting news or product/service announcements does your company have on the horizon?
We’re going to continue to bring innovation to new products & services, new markets, and also bring the large public cloud providers into our solutions provided locally.
How do you feel about Bham’s tech scene?
I feel that we have a lot of untold stories in Birmingham, in that there’s a bigger, broader tech story that could be told by companies in software, healthcare, and IT services (like TekLinks). Birmingham’s tech scene has a lot to be proud of that’s just not that well known – yet. But there are a lot of unsung heroes hard at work in this city. I also think our biggest challenge, just like many other cities, is the lack of homegrown talent.
Thanks so much for sharing, David!
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