Charlie Stephens got his first computer when he was nine years old. Not a big deal these days, but this was 1982, a time when computers were still a rare oddity – Ever since, Charlie has been the “the guy to make things work”. The difference with you average “computer guy” is that Charlie likes IT for the “business” improvements and efficiency gains that can be realised leveraging technology. Not just using technology for the sake of it, but only if it makes business sense.
After studying Information Science at Edith Cowan University, Charlie’s first job was building computers at Perth PC manufacturer “Comdek Computers”. After doing this for a couple of years, he was introduced to the Internet and became employee number 6 at a then small Internet Service Provider called iiNet. When he told his boss at Comdek he was moving to iiNet, his response was “The Internet is just a toy. It will never go anywhere”. “I think differently” Charlie said and promptly made the move anyway.
After iiNet he worked at a large systems integrator called Dimension Data where he learned the professional methodologies required for implementing technology solutions in a corporate environment. This gave him the necessary knowledge to be a founding member of the start-up “Chime Communications” which provided the telecommunications license and infrastructure to iiNet.
After working for many years in the corporate sector, Charlie recognised two things:
Talking with friends and family, Charlie realised that their technology concerns were not dissimilar to that of large corporates – just on a much smaller scale.
The technology concerns of small business are not just limited to only the IT systems, but also extend to processes and systems that help measure and optimise productivity.
Charlie then looked for an entity that would enable him to cater to small business, consisting of 5 – 50 staff. This turned into what Domain Digital is today, an organisation that caters for the needs of small business, where Domain Digital can improve business practice, increase reliability and reduce business owners’ Information Communication and Technology stress.
At Domain Digital, we pride ourselves on our staff who can relay technology concepts in a easy to understand manner, coupled with powerful feedback systems to capture and relay any work that is done in client networks. We believe that this is what makes Domain Digital your great technology ally.