Jeff Ello

Jeff Ello

Burster of bubbles, demystifier of things.

Lafayette, Indiana Area
Higher Education

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Jeff Ello's Overview


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Jeff Ello's Summary

You've clicked wisely. You should Connect... that's why we're here.

Chances are you're used to a stagnant, unimaginative IT strategy, IT leadership that only looks great on paper and an IT group that has descended into chaos and cynicism. If you're ready for something different, then you've come to the right place.

Jeff Ello's Experience

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

September 2002Present (12 years 1 month) West Lafayette, Indiana

Promote continuous innovation for the school, satellite programs, labs, research centers
and global user base.

For more detail, please see my resume'.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 1997September 2002 (5 years 9 months)

For more detail, please see my resume'

Other Experience, Competencies


19891989 (less than a year)

Independent Consulting (1989-2009): Provided assessment, support and recovery services to contract and continuous clients. Contracts primarily focused on business continuity/disaster recovery as well as infrastructure design/implementation, often including IT assessment. Supported several smaller clients on a continuous basis.

Digital Media/CG (1989-Present): Maintain professional expertise in multiple digital media disciplines. Early work focused on desktop publishing training/systems for print, marketing and news organizations in the Chicagoland region. Recent efforts include cinematography, post-production and special effects for independent features and commercials. Developed large scale render farms, post-production facilities and 3d capture mechanisms, etc. Frequently invited to speak at entertainment conferences on technical media topics

Jeff Ello's Publications

  • The Unspoken Truth About Managing Geeks

    • ComputerWorld
    • September 8, 2009
    Authors: Jeff Ello

    Understanding why IT pros appear to act the way they do makes working with, among and as one of them the easiest job in the world.

  • The Unspoken Truth About Why Your IT Sucks

    • ComputerWorld
    • December 1, 2009
    Authors: Jeff Ello

    "Information technology is the art of managing an organization's processes by establishing and maintaining computing frameworks."

  • The Unspoken Truth About IT, Part 3: The Comfort Zone

    • ComputerWorld
    • August 10, 2011
    Authors: Jeff Ello

    Technology brings uncertainty to a business world that approaches problems with alliterative repetition: predictably producing pointless pre-programmed paranoia.

  • The iPhone Apple was Forced to Make

    • ComputerWorld
    • September 18, 2012
    Authors: Jeff Ello

    I have no doubt that the iPhone 5 is a great phone and will set sales records. It's just uninteresting. So uninteresting, in fact, that it's interesting.

Jeff Ello's Skills & Expertise

  1. IT Management
  2. Disaster Recovery
  3. Windows
  4. Networking
  5. Virtualization
  6. Leadership
  7. Program Management
  8. IT Strategy
  9. Information Technology
  10. Security
  11. System Administration
  12. Servers
  13. System Architecture
  14. VMware
  15. Management
  16. Strategy
  17. Storage Area Networks
  18. Network Administration
  19. IT Service Management
  20. Project Planning
  21. Blogging
  22. Analysis
  23. SharePoint
  24. Visual Effects
  25. Operating Systems
  26. Databases
  27. Network Security
  28. Innovation
  29. Cloud Computing
  30. Quantum Mechanics
  31. Writing
  32. Microsoft Technologies
  33. Digital Media
  34. Film Production
  35. Egyptology
  36. Private Cloud

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Jeff Ello's Certifications

  • MCSE: Private Cloud

    • Microsoft
  • MCSA: Windows Server 2012

    • Microsoft
  • MCSA: Windows 7

    • Microsoft
  • MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Administrator

    • Microsoft
  • MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuring (R2)

    • Microsoft
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

    • American Society For Quality
  • GCWN – GIAC/SANS Certified Windows Security Administrator

    • GIAC
    • 2006 to 2010

Jeff Ello's Education

Purdue University

B.S., Computer Graphics Technology

Jeff Ello's Projects

  • Finally in the IMDB

    Team Members: Jeff Ello

    Not really a project, but there is no better section for this.

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