InnovaIT has developed a team of experts through project recruitment, vendor selection, and partnering bringing the best resources we can to meet small and medium-business client needs. Our development team is contracted as needed to meet the needs of a project and selected based on the specific skills needed for each solution's objectives. Meanwhile our qualified management team and vendor partners remain stable and committed to project success.
Stephen Parsons - Senior Partner, Web Services
An original founder of InnovaIT Web Services and its predecessor (NorthSeas Software), Stephen Parsons brings nearly 30 years of experience in the computer field to the position of Managing Partner, Web Services. A former college teacher of computer studies in Newfoundland and P.E.I. and owner/ manager of graphic design, multimedia, animation and pre-press companies, Stephen achieved a joint Master's degree in IT Education and Applied IT diploma from ITI (Information Technology Institute - Halifax) and Dalhousie University. Following his Master's program, Stephen held the position of Chief Technology Officer for Marshall Media Group (MMg) in Halifax and Charlottetown before forming NorthSeas Software and then InnovaIT. Stephen also serves as a consultant for Academic Services at the Nova Scotia Community College advising the college on educational programs, technologies, systems and processes.
Mary Elizabeth O'Toole - Managing Partner, Professional and Organizational Development/ Senior Consultant, Learning Technologies
Mary Elizabeth O'Toole is a graduate of the conjoint Diploma in IT and Master of Information Technology Education from ITI - Information Technology Institute Halifax and Dalhousie University. She holds an MBA in International Business from Queen's University and is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Organizational Development. Mary Elizabeth has provided training and training products in several countries including Japan, Morocco, USA, and the Czech Republic. Her position as Manager, Instructional Design at Nova Scotia Community College (and previous to that - Special Projects Manager in Distributed Learning with Marshall Media Group) provided her with opportunities to develop significant research and e-learning contacts within the post-secondary education market. In these functions she developed several proposals for learnware and course design in collaboration with Nova Scotia Community College and Island Tel Advanced Solutions and developed an innovative Educational Project Management System. Mary Elizabeth is key to InnovaIT's partnership with Microsoft in the corporate and institutional training marketplace.
As a Microsoft Certified Partner, InnovaIT focuses on windows-based platforms and applications. We are developing expertise and soon hope to expand our relationship with Microsoft as Microsoft Office SharePoint Services specialists.
Our domain registrar of choice for the past decade has been DomainPeople of Vancouver who allow us to reserve your .ca, .com, .org, .biz, .info and other domain options at competitive prices.
InnovaIT is pleased to offer numerous payment gateway options, but is particularly proud of its 5-year partnership with PayPal who make acquisition and integration of their famous gateway an easy task. Many of our applications feature built in PayPal tools like Buy-me buttons and PayPal invoicing.
Insite Mitra Inovindo
We first encountered this Indonesian firm while developing a joint CMS product with a company that was acquired by Insite Mitra Inovindo. We are pleased to represent the Insite Creation CMS line while continuing to integrate editing and other tools in our proprietary solutions.
While the number of shared hosting providers continues to grow year over year, InnovaIT has always sought out reputable Canadian data centres offering Windows-based servers for its shared hosting environments. IQNetCom has provided reliable and affordable reseller options so that we can pass along the savings and quality to our shared hosting clients.
For higher risk and custom solutions, shared hosting has not provided the flexibility and control needed by our larger and more complex clients. Having a local network operations centre was critical to ensuring the highest level of control with quick response and excellence in supporting colocation services. Travana Networks of Bedford has been providing that stable environment and rapid response for technical support for our specialized solutions.