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Jane Curry



Tel: 01628 782565

director and network & systems management consultant

Consultancy / IT / Training / Education / Open Source / Zenoss / Tivoli / Business

Executive Summary:

A consultant with 30 years experience in operating systems, communications and systems management. Highly experienced in many business sectors with an IT skill-set ranging from microcomputers to mainframes. An IBM Certified Tivoli Consultant and Instructor dedicated to providing high quality systems and network management consultancy with a commitment to education and training. More recently, Jane has been working with Open Source systems management offerings such as Zenoss, OpenNMS and Nagios and was awarded the title of “Zenoss Master” in February 2009, by Zenoss Inc. A professional member of the British Computer Society well versed in educating others regarding technical roles in business computing.

Jane is also very interested in promoting IT as a career, especially for women. To this end, she is a Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) Ambassador and has acted as mentor to a female postgraduate student in the IT department at Oxford Brookes University.

Career History:

1997 – Present

Skills 1st Limited, Director & Consultant

1986 - 1997

IBM United Kingdom Ltd. Open Systems Consultant

1983 -1986

University of London, Senior Microcomputer Analyst

1980 - 1983

University of Reading, Microcomputer Analyst


BSc Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) (Upper Second grade), Reading University

MBCS, CITP Member of the British Computer Society, Chartered IT Professional

CEng Chartered Engineer

IBM/Tivoli IBM Certified Advanced Consultant (Framework 3.7, NetView 7.1.4, TEC 3.9, IBM Tivoli Monitoring V5.1.2 and V6.1, User Administration 3.6).

Tivoli Certified Instructor

Professional ITIL Foundation certification

Zenoss Master


Publications, Courses and Presentations

Systems Management Frameworks - The Promise and the Practice”, UK LISA 98, April 1998

Integrating Network and Systems Management” SHARE Conference Proceedings, March 2000

Tivoli Integrated Network Management Masterclass”, IBM Learning Services 5-day class, May 2001

SNMP Agents for Solaris and their Integration with NetView and Mid Level Managers”, Tivoli Field Guides, July 2002

Integrating NetView with Tivoli Availability Products ”, IBM Learning Services 5-day class, May 2003

NetView / TEC Integration Workshop”, Skills 1st Limited 2.5-day class, July 2004

NetView / ITM Integration Workshop”, Skills 1st Limited, 1.5-day class, July 2004

Integrating NetView with the Tivoli Enterprise Console”, Tivoli Technical Conference, Dallas, May '05

Integrating ITM 6.1 with NetView 7.1.5”, Tivoli Technical Conference, Rome, June 2007

Open Source Management Options”, 150-page discussion of Zenoss, OpenNMS and Nagios, Sept. '08

Managing networks and systems with Zenoss”, UKUUG LISA conference, London, March 2009

Papers published on Zenoss website http://community.zenoss.org/people/jcurry?view=documents :

“Zenoss Discovery and Classification”, April 2009

“Crafting Zenoss Core users for events and zProperties”, April 2009

“Methods of monitoring processes with Zenoss”, June 2009

“Creating Zenoss ZenPacks”, September 2009, updated Jan 2011 for Zenoss 3.x

“Zenoss Event Management”, September 2009

Zenoss Event Management Workshop”, 3-day class, September 2009

Zenoss Introduction and FastStart Workshop“, 1-day class, October 2009

Getting started with Zenoss network and systems management”, Linux User & Developer, March 2010

Introduction to Zenoss” presentation to British Computer Society Open Source Group, May 2010

Zenoss Event Management”, Linux User & Developer, August 2010

Zenoss FastStart in 2 hours Workshop”, LOADays conference, Antwerp, April 2011