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Owner, Technology management consulting


Professional Profile

Harry Hopcroft has been a Technology Management consultant since January, 1996. Prior to that time, he worked in industry and government for 25 years, including 15 years in computers and education. As well as his technical skills, Mr. Hopcroft holds an undergraduate degree from Brown University, in Providence, R.I.and an MBA (Management) from Adelphi University, in Garden City, N.Y.

Mr. Hopcroft is a manager with technical skills who has assisted individuals and businesses introduce technology to their work or improve the quality of the technology they were already using. Because of a strong background in education, Mr. Hopcroft has also worked extensively in the private and public school sectors on strategic planning, technology planning, network design, network installation, and planning implementation.

Professional credits include:

Design and installation of computer networks for small businesses.

Installation and configuration of data access over cable TV in support of Macintosh or Windows computers for businesses and homeowners.

Network and equipment management for small businesses.

Implementation of a leased line wide-area broadband network between a client’s offices in Bath and Augusta, Maine.

Redesign of the campus network at Chewonki Foundation, Wiscasset, ME, including installation of an Ethernet network with leased line connection to the Internet.

Design and implementation of the Community of Learners Network, a wide area network connecting all of the schools in five towns and two school districts.

Preparation and implementation of a school-wide Technology Plan for a Maine public school system, including campus networks and town-wide interconnections between the campuses.

Network installation and support in Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, ME.

Writing a manual for the Maine Internet Education Consortium called Support Package for Designing and Implementing Local- and Wide-area Networks. Assisting with two other books in the series.

Writing a complete Training Guide and Template for Community Technology Planning.

Mr. Hopcroft is a past President of the Association for Consulting Expertise, and a past President of Business Networks International, Bath Chapter. He is an active member of Midcoast Commerce Connection, a business networking group in Bath, ME., an active member of the Greater Freeport Maine Chamber of Commerce and is the founder and past Coordinator for Morning Chambers, a business networking group within the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber.

Mr. Hopcroft represents no manufacturer or vendor of hardware or software products, so is free to find the technology solution from any source that best fits his clients’ needs. He works alone, or in partnership with architects, engineers and other professionals to provide clients with highly personalized, but standards based technology solutions.