Who is Dr. Bill Bailey?
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Dr. Bill Bailey jokingly refers to himself as a "Renaissance Man!" His background and experience has uniquely qualified him for participation in the World Wide Web revolution. From his thirty (plus) years of experience in computers and Information Sciences to his diverse background in art, photography, video, audio, publishing, and music, Dr. Bill has been developing experience that enhances his current endeavors. Dr. Bailey has been an artist, photographer, small business owner, as well as a corporate information systems consultant, working for Novartis (formerly Ciba-Geigy) for ten years. He currently serves as a Citrix and VMware Server Architect at High Point Regional Hospital. Dr. Bill is a CIW Certified Master System Administrator. This is a major certication achievement that involves these intermediate certifications: CIW Web Professional Foundations Associate, CIW Server Administration Professional, CIW Security Professional, and the CIW Internetworking Professional certification. He also is a Certified Citrix Administrator, and a VMware Certified Professional. Dr. Bill is also an EC-Council Certified Security Analyst, a CIW Security Analyst and an Imprivata Certified Engineer.
He has also served as Enterprise System Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership, as well as doing private computer consulting. For more of his thoughts and views, check out his Computer Tech Blog and his Natural Health Blog, as well as his radical Christian Blog. During his early college days at UNCG, he earned a BFA in Studio Art (with a concentration in Painting, Printmaking and Photography.) After his undergraduate studies were completed, he began work on a Masters in Electronic Media Communications. He then worked in the TV and radio broadcasting industry, which led to his employment by an international satellite network in Dallas, TX. Dr. Bailey later earned a Ph.D. in Theology from Life Christian University and Seminary and is now very active as a leader and Computer Technical Director and Teacher in his local church, Faith & Victory Church of Greensboro, NC, where Ed Taylor is Pastor, as well as being Technical Director of WOFR.org - Word of Faith Radio, an Internet Radio Station. He also has earned a doctorate in Natural Health (Naturopathy) from the Trinity College of Natural Health. He is now a Certified Traditional Naturopath. Dr. Bailey is also a Certified Natural Health Professional and a Professional Member of the American Association of Nutritional Consultants. He is a Board Member of the Citizens for Healthcare Freedom, and the North Carolina Chapter of the Certified Natural Health Professionals. He was founder, (with his lovely wife, Belinda) in 1999, of the on-line store, the Low Carb Nexus which they have since sold (in 2004) to A&S Natural Health, Inc.
His diverse computing background includes experience in Computer System Management, Web Design and Management, Electronic Messaging, Data Communications, Networking and Artificial Intelligence. In the "early days," he managed Digital VAX/VMS computer systems for Novartis' Research and Development Computer Systems Group. He was an original beta team member for the initial Windows NT release, and was subsequently a participant in the Microsoft Beta Tester program. He continues to work hard today to remain on "the cutting edge" of computer technology! He is also a voracious reader, and subscribes to every technical journal he can find! Dr. Bill is also a strong advocate of Open Source computing solutions such as Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP.) He has completely converted the Dr. Bill Bailey.NET system and network infrastructure to Open Source solutions! His server distro of choice is CentOS Linux, and his Linux personal desktop of choice is Linux Mint.
Dr. Bailey developed the concepts for the initial intranet and Internet work done at Ciba-Geigy's (later Novartis') Greensboro location, and taught courses there on Web-based technologies. He also designed and helped build their e-mail network for thirteen North American divisions. He was a team member on teams that pioneered work in electronic messaging, groupware, NT domain standardization and document management for Novartis. He was named the first Internet and Electronic Messaging Consultant by Ciba-Geigy before their merger with Sandoz created Novartis.
He spent two years as System Manager of the Academic and Administrative Computer Centers at N.C. A&T State University in the late 1980's, where he introduced computer office automation to the Chancellor's management team and staff. He also initiated the University's academic link to the Internet through the BITNET computer network, as well as developing the Administrative Computing Center's Disaster Recovery Plan.
Dr. Bill founded, and served for many years, as the Chairman of, the Piedmont Triad New Technology Users Group, where he shared his knowledge of Windows, Linux and Open Source solutions with the Piedmont Triad area. He continued to serve as its Chairman until the group was disbanded in early 2001. If you are really lucky, you might be able to click this link and see our old Web Site from the Internet Archive!
Now, though his Blog, and video Netcasts, such as, "Dr. Bill - The Computer Curmudgeon" he shares his experience, humor, and computer technology hints and tips, through the new media revolution that is occurring on the Internet! If you haven't already looked at this site, and listened to the Netcasts there, you are missing a treat! He also does a semi-occasional podcast on Natural Health issues at his Traditional Naturopath website. Also, check out his IPTV Christian Teaching video netcast on SpeakFaith.TV.
Dr. Bailey brings his unique background and experience in Internet and intranet technologies, TCP/IP, Computing Infrastructure, Systems, Electronic Messaging and Groupware technologies to the Web. He is very comfortable designing streaming audio and video systems for the Web and has pioneered thes areas of technology for ministries, as well as developing "cutting edge" Web site search and e-commerce technologies. He combines his background in art, photography, publishing and computing to help develop an innovative, dynamic, multi-media Web presence for many churches!
Articles and Features:
"How to Be Safe on the Web!" • "Reasons to Use SquirrelMail" • "How to Share and Map a Network Drive"
"What Internet Extensions Mean" • "Create an RSS Feed for Your Web Page" • Create an HT Password
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