Zane Patalive

EDUCATION

Zane is a 1986 graduate of Lock Haven University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Computer Science.

 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

In 1984, Zane began his career as a computer programmer, programming in BASIC on Osborne and Apple II computers running the CP/M Operating System. In 1986, he was hired full-time with Bethlehem Steel as a programmer and Local Area Network administrator, where he discovered and fell in love with computer networking. A lot has changed since those early days, but he has kept pace with the industry as it has evolved, and has continued to focus on delivering customized Local Area Network solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses. In 2009, Zane co-founded Real IT Care and currently serves as its vice president.

 

WHY ZANE ENJOYS WORKING AT REAL IT CARE

“Since our company’s inception, my partners and I have been able to work with many outstanding business people. Being self-employed, I am very keen to the pressures that our clients face each day, and I work with diligence to ensure that we are maximizing the benefit of each dollar invested with us. My favorite activity is connecting directly with our clients to help solve a business challenge or just to share an encouraging word.”

 

A PAST PROJECT THAT ZANE IS PROUD OF

“My favorite project to date involved assisting a medium-sized company with completely revamping its 200+ computer network. This project started with a GAP analysis to qualify the business case for making needed changes to the existing environment. Following the analysis, I created a network design that incorporated the results from the GAP analysis to ensure business objectives would be met while staying within budgetary requirements.  Once approved by management, we moved into the procurement and installation phases, which involved multiple departments and RITC teammates. The company reported that its ROI on the project was almost immediate.”

 

ZANE’S GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR WORK

Zane exercises both honesty and integrity in the workplace, and strives to create a trust-filled relationship with all of Real IT Care’s clients.

 

WHAT ZANE DOES FOR FUN

Zane enjoys many outdoor activities, including golf, tennis, downhill and water skiing, and road cycling. He also enjoys reading and is actively involved in his church.