My name is Kirk Friggstad, and I've been an independent computer consultant based in Outlook, Saskatchewan since 2007, and I've been employed in Internet-related businesses since 1995. I can provide a number of different services, including:
- Web application design
- Much of my career has involved designing web-based applications - for example, I have created industry-specific search engines, taken internal customer databases and made them more widely available to branch offices and remote locations, and created systems to easily transfer data between businesses in joint ventures. Currently I use open-source technologies such as PHP and MySQL, to keep implementation costs low and to avoid vendor lock-in, but I have worked with other technologies in the past (classic ASP and Microsoft SQL Server, for example.)
- Database design and maintenance
- I design and administer database systems, and have experience with Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and FileMaker.
- Web sites
- Not every web site needs to be a full-fledged web application - many businesses simply need a basic site with information about their business. For sites that need regular updating, I can use a content management system to allow you to update your site content without needing to know the ins and outs of HTML or expensive web design software such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
- Computer hardware and software
- Through relationships with TechData Canada and CDW Canada, I can find the computer hardware and software that fits your needs, at competitive prices.
- Computer troubleshooting
- Throughout my career I have been involved in system and network administration on many different types of operating systems - Windows (desktop and server versions), Mac OS, and various Linux distributions. I can help you diagnose and resolve performance issues, software conflicts, and virus and/or spyware infestations. I provide on-site service in the Outlook area at no additional charge, or I can resolve many issues remotely using remote desktop software from CrossLoop. Pick-up and delivery of systems is also available.
If you think that I can help you with the Internet and computer needs of your venture, please contact me via any of the methods listed at the left.