Information Technology Services
Through working with a diverse client base, Dermody, Burke & Brown (DB&B) has a unique opportunity to see the common factors most profoundly effecting clients' operations - factors such as Information & Communications Technology (ICT). In today's global economy, ICT isn't just important, it is ubiquitous. Not surprisingly, DB&B observed that organizations utilizing optimal solutions for voice, video and data are more effective and efficient - and usually more profitable. We also noticed that many of our clients were confused about their ICT choices. From "big picture" decisions about overall network infrastructure design down to the hardware and software on individuals' desktops, many of our clients were struggling to select, implement, and use the best technology for them. Technology that would grow as they grow, change as their needs change.
Chris Hannan joined Dermody, Burke & Brown as the Director of Information Technology in 2004 and was the firm’s IT consultant for six years prior to his start. He is an Information Technology expert with over 20 years of experience in the electronic industry. His background includes Network Engineering, Design, Auditing, Forensic Analysis, Communications and Security. In addition to this experience, Chris has worked on technology audits for several industries including banks, school districts and large for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in various audit and project capacities.
In 2007, Chris started Optimal Technologies, LLC and remains active in supporting the clients of Dermody, Burke & Brown with their IT audits and network support. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, a Cisco Certified Design Engineer, a Citrix Certified Systems Engineer and a Microsoft Certified Professional.
Brennan Kirsche joined Dermody, Burke & Brown in 2016 as a Network Administrator in the Information Technology department. He has over five years of experience in the IT industry working for professional service and computer service companies. He is experienced in hardware and data recovery, basic network setup, and server maintenance.
Brennan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in New Media Interactive Development from Rochester Institute of Technology.