Hi my name is Jon Byrne from Manchester, UK. I am married to Louise and am the proud Dad of Alfie.
I work at a group of leading & innovative Market Research Companies in Manchester, the Fuller Research Group as the IT Manager, a varied and interesting role which allows me to express my inner and outer geek.
Within the role I am responsible for all IT, Telephony and Audio Visual Services, which cover the Fieldwork Agency, Recruitment Company and Viewing Facilities. On the software side I maintain MS Server 2008 & 2003, Exchange 2007, Active Directory, MSSQL 2008 plus all the related client software. From a hardware point of view we have >50 Desktop PC’s, 3 x Macs, the AV Recording equipment for 8 Viewing Studios including web based video streaming & >30 iPads.
I have passed my ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate.
I have a great interest in the Internet as a tool for universal communication and look forward to help this become a reality. I have a passion for Open Data, Rights and Knowledge and as such have began to campaign and lobby on a local level to ensure that these principles are upheld.
Away from the computer screen I am a keen genealogist, avid Rugby fan and life long lover of reading.
I am a Radio Amateur holding the call sign 2E0RFU
M6BYR and long time MW, LW and SW Listener
I have a number of online projects ongoing the current one being Radio Mart a full featured online marketplace for licensed radio amateurs.
I look foward to hearing from anyone who wishes to communicate regarding any of my above interests.