All about Toivo Talikka
Started in 1972 in Finland by programming GE-115 in its assembler language APS II, then moved to COBOL on Honeywell 6000 while free lancing during studies. Supported Retail POS systems at ICL in Finland, UK and Australia from 1976 to 1984. Supermarket POS Product Manager at Edacom Oy in Kajaani, Finland, in 1985. POS Product Specialist in 1986 at ICL Data in Stockholm, Sweden. Systems Engineer from 1986 to 1990 in NCR, Sydney, including support team leadership and involvement in Major Accounts. EDP/MIS Manager in wholesale and shipping companies in the Burns Philp Group in Papua New Guinea and Sydney 1990-1998. IT/IT Operations Manager at Colin Biggers & Paisley, a Sydney CBD lawfirm, 1998-2002. Set up Total Data Pty Ltd in 2002, supporting SME companies in the Sydney Metropolitan area, covering networking, security, Windows and Linux installations and support. Researched a number of Open Source applications under Linux and published source code for the LAMP environment, available from http://totaldata.biz/techtips/phpmysql.html.