David Parker founded Competitive Network Solutions, Inc., in 2001. He has spent over 25 years in the Telecommunications field, at companies such as MCI Telecommunications, MCI WorldCom, and Comsat General and AT&T Mobility. He is a resident of the Memphis area, but has traveled internationally in support of his professional endeavors. His experiences in the corporate sector have led him to found CNS, Inc. with three main service areas: Network Design, Business Continuity Planning, and Technical Training. CNS's product portfolio has been expanded to cover a full array of Technology consulting, including desktop PC optimization, Security, Managed Services, Network Design and Optimization, Strategic IT Assessment and Planning, Web development and hosting, and others.
David M. Parker Jr., Sr. Technologist
David Parker’s vast technical and management experience began after graduating with a BSET in Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis in 1984. For three years thereafter, he was the Sr. Project Engineer for HI-NET Communications, a joint venture partnership between COMSAT General, and Holiday Inns. Duties included Civil Engineering requirements for 5M earth station mounts, ground and roof, system performance of MATV and CATV system integration, PC-converter box two-way performance, installation and maintenance crews, and eventually customer service for a network that encompassed over 1,100 hotel properties.
Next, David joined MCI Telecommunications as a Technical Consultant, responsible for Voice and Data designs for National Account customers. Through gaining a complete knowledge of the technology, and becoming a highly respected member of the team, David began managing the Technical Consultants in the Mid-South area, all the while maintaining a hands-on approach to emerging technologies. Through the next several years, David’s territory grew to encompass the Eastern US states, and 54 Technical Consultants and Regional Managers. During this time, he was constantly meeting with customers, analyzing and designing applications, and ensuring that his team was making the right decisions for their customers. During his tenure as a Manager, he constantly self-taught the latest trends in the industry, as well as becoming proficient at web authoring, designing and maintaining an Intranet site for MCI’s Special Assembly installations. In 1998, he moved from a field manager role to a corporate position responsible for Local Service Special Assembly, pioneering an Engineering, Regulatory, Finance, Legal, and Marketing review for all “non-product” applications generating in excess of $7M monthly for all of MCI’s local markets. In 2001, he left “Corporate America” and founded Competitive Network Solutions, Inc., a Technology Consulting firm focused on bringing “big business” experience to the small and medium-sized business sectors. After 6 years, he rejoined Corporate America and leads AT&T Mobility’s Systems Engineering department for a 14 state area. He still continues to perform Technology Consulting work, but outside of normal business hours, and only in areas where AT&T does not offer products or services.
David’s strengths include Network technologies, Business Acumen, Sales Support practices, Voice and Data Network Design and Optimization, Disaster Recovery Planning, Recruiting top-notch talent, team motivation and development, Carrier class network design and standards. PCs, LAN/WAN, Frame Relay, ATM, IP, Virtual, Wireless Data applications, Networks, Contingency planning, Product / Capability development, Creativity, applying the latest technology to solve business issues, maintaining both a high level knowledge and hands-on practice of current technologies, design of systems, processes, networks, and products.
David has been a Registered Partner with Microsoft for nearly 10 years, and regularly evaluates all workstation and server software for interoperability, security, and performance before release. He also evaluates the top 5 security software packages for performance and protection. Network experience includes fiber, digital radio, traditional copper, ATM, Frame Relay, VPN, cellular, Point-to-Point Infrared and Fixed-Wireless, open/secure single/multi-AP WIFI, and WIFI Mesh deployments. Certifications include MCSA, MCTS, CCENT, and BCSA.
Beyond the technical experience, David truly enjoys opportunities to use his creative talents. Whether the creative task is developing a new process, re-engineering an existing one, creating a corporate image with a new or redesigned web presence, writing technical content for websites, technical white papers, or even instituting quality improvement programs, the knowledge and experience on both the technical and creative sides have enabled David to be successful in a wide variety of environments.
With over 25 years of practical business technology experience, David M. Parker operates CompetitiveNetworkSolutions.com, a technology consulting company that provides solutions to both end users and service providers. Competitive Network Solutions is “Your On-Call Source for Technology Solutions”
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