Tech Talk: Charlie Haupt

Q: Where are you from?

A: Gainesville, Florida

Q: How long have you been working at the NOC?

A: I’ve been working with The NOC for 6 Years

Q: What were you doing before the NOC?

A: I owned a company called, “Your Telephone Man,” when voice over IP started being affordable.

Q: What attracted you to the NOC?

A: I was introduced to Aaron through his assistance with some of the networking aspects, and after about 3 years of working together, we decided to join forces.

Q: How has your perception changed or developed since you’ve learned more about the tech industry?

A: For me, it was a whole new thing. Technology went from a box on the wall to the intangible cloud.

Q: What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned being in the tech field?

A: Being in the IT field is still about listening to the customer, focusing on what they want rather than the need to sell them something.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working in tech?

A: I enjoy meeting new people and finding new businesses to work with.

Q: What is your favorite tech product?

A: Star2Star Phone Systems: We use it everyday.

Q: If you could give the general public one piece of advice regarding technology, what would it be?

A: Don’t let it run your business, use it as a tool to make your business better.

Q: Why would you recommend someone using the NOC?

A: At the NOC, we try harder, we care more, we’re there when you need us.