Scott Kantner helps people understand and apply technology to create innovative, yet practical solutions. Scott cut his teeth on the TRS-80 Model I and has spent over 25 years in IT industry working in small, medium, and large enterprise IT shops. Currently he serves as CTO of a tech firm that designs and builds hosted infrastructure solutions, and he’s presently focused on building solutions for iPhone and iPad and helping people get the most out of Apple’s mobile technology.
As a technologist, writer, and software developer, Scott brings a broad set of skills and experience to bear when listening to and understanding client requirements and then translating those into effective solutions. Writing software has always been his passion, and while developing iOS apps for his own needs, Scott saw the tremendous potential of iOS for turning all sorts of great ideas into incredible solutions.
Scott writes about and coaches clients on enterprise and mobile technology, builds apps, and helps people transform their own ideas into great apps for iPhone and iPad. (Being a keyboard player, he also can’t help occasionally talking about music technology.)
OK, that sounded a lot like a radio advertisement or interview introduction, didn’t it? I have a good friend that always advises “keeping it real,” so here’s another approach:
“So what can you do with it?”
My story, and that of OnStage Technologies, is basically summed up in that one question, and I’ve spent a lifetime answering it. It is by far the number one question people have on their minds when they see new technology. And it’s the right question to ask, because if you can’t understand and apply technology in a meaningful way, it really has little value. The same is true of ideas. Ideas don’t help anyone unless they are turned into something real. But when you combine great ideas with the right technology, you can build meaningful solutions that have tremendous value.
And building meaningful solutions is what I love to do.
Even though OnStage was born out of applying technology to my own musical ideas, it’s really a product of over 30 years of creating a wide variety of solutions for clients ranging from small business to Fortune 500 companies in software, servers, storage and networking. From that varied experience I can tell you that regardless of the technology, there are always three essential steps to building a great solution: Understand, Relate, and Apply. If you understand a technology and are able to relate it to someone’s need, then, and only then can you apply it successfully.
And that’s where you come in.
OnStage Technologies focuses on bringing my own ideas to life, but I focus here on your ideas and teaching you how to create real solutions that truly meet a need or solve a problem. If you’ve got a great idea for an iPhone or iPad app but don’t know how to make it happen, I think you’ll find this blog to be a useful resource. If you just want to get the most out of your iPhone or iPad, or understand the latest new features from Apple, you’ll find helpful content on that here as well.
Sometimes talking out an idea with someone else is all it takes to “turn the light on.” If you’d like to bounce your idea off of me or would like some help making it happen, or you just want to talk with someone about enterprise technology, feel free to contact me here. We can talk about anything from building iPhone apps to building data centers.
Why are there two slashes in front of your name?
My first real job was as an IBM mainframe systems programmer. (No, not quite the punch card days…) IBM Job Control Language (JCL) statements all began with a ‘//’, and so it’s just sort of a nostalgic thing. If you ever see me end a post with //EOJ however, that’s your sign that the blog is over!
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