My name is James Whistler. I'm the owner and sole employee of Whistler IT Solutions. For 20 years, I've worked in the IT industry - as a Project Manager, as a Business Analyst, and as a programmer. I've helped dozens of companies streamline their operations, developed innovative software solutions to improve efficiency and accuracy, and helped employees at every level of experience learn to make the most of the tools at their disposal.
Here are just a few of the companies I've worked with in my career:
Now, at Whistler IT Solutions, I'm offering the same skills and expertise of a corporate IT department to small businesses and individuals in Pictou County, Truro, Halifax, and across the web. I believe that technology is a tool to help make work easier, better, and more reliable. I believe that small businesses succeed through cooperation. Small business owners want to spend as much time as possible doing actual business with their customers, using their skills or trade experience. They may not have the training, time, or inclination to run an IT department at the same time.
That's where an IT Consultant comes in. Just like you go to a lawyer for legal advice, or an accountant for financial matters, Whistler IT Solutions can help you manage your computers, your data, your network, or your online presence. Leave IT to me, so you can get back to what you do best!
Need a modern, interactive website to connect with your customers? I can help. Want custom reports or Business Intelligence tools to help manage your data and make smart decisions? I've got you covered. Does your business require occasional technical support, software updates, or network backups, but you don't want or need a full time IT staff? I can custom design a support solution to fit your needs and budget.
I'll be honest - I spend almost as much time researching new technology and new business practices as I do actually working for clients. The internet is a major facet of my work, and keeping up to date on what's out there is an important part of staying competitive. I believe that my IT knowledge and experience is something worth sharing - so when I find something interesting, I may write about it, or link to useful or helpful articles and videos online. Feel free to browse through my archive, and check back from time to time - you never know what you might find. And if you see something you think I might like, feel free to let me know that, too!
Here are a few examples:
A great video about Business Intelligence and making better use of data:
Author Seth Godin discusses customer engagement without sales pitches:
Lots of people think you don't need a website to run a small business, or that it's too expensive. In truth, owning a quality website has been proven to help reach potential customers, and increase total sales. It's a smart investment. Think of it as advertising that keeps paying for itself again and again.
Here's a great article from Forbes on the value of owning your own website: