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Who's Who in IT Support

The provision of the Unix and Mac computing infrastructure to the entire Department is the responsibility of the "Computing Support Office" of SCI-S.

NameArea of responsibilityOffice TelephonenumberPhoto
Gunter ThornerScience RSSD IT Manager, service overview
Overall security of all RSSD computer systems
RSSD email infrastructure
Apple Mac workstation and laptop environment, and user support
Apple Mac server environment, and services support
Sun Solaris server environment, and services support
Network and security administration
Db177+31 (0)71 565 4218
Richard TurnerSun Solaris server environment, and services support
Sun Solaris workstation environment, and user support
Linux server environment, and services support
Linux workstation environment, and user support
Monitoring and server automation administration
Network and security administration
Sun Grid Engine maintenance, and user support
General application maintenance, and user support
CAA project server infrastructure management
CAA project Netvault tape backups and data archive management
MySQL Administration
Db105+31 (0)71 565 5042
Amanda GrunesSun Solaris server environment, and services support
Sun Solaris workstation environment, and user support
Linux server environment, and services support
Linux workstation environment, and user support
Sun EBS tape backups and data archive management
General application maintenance, and user support
Web content and developer support
Web portal development & user support at ESAC
MySQL Administration
RSSD mailing lists management
Db105+31 (0)71 565 5224
Stephan ArtsSun Solaris server environment, and services support
Sun Solaris workstation environment, and user support
Linux server environment, and services support
Linux workstation environment, and user support
Sun EBS tape backups and data archive management
General application maintenance, and user support
Livelink administration & user support
Db105+31 (0)71 565 6832
Martin BremerWeb portal development & user support
Web Application integration
Livelink administration & user support
Planck IDIS software development and support
MySQL Administration
Web Portal System Designer
LifeRay Portal Developer
Db151+31 (0)71 565 4351
Rob ZondagWeb portal development & user support
Web Application integration
LifeRay Portal Developer
Db151+31 (0)71 565 5784
Miguel Doctor YusteWeb portal development & user support
Web Application integration
LifeRay Portal Developer
Db103+31 (0)71 565 8035
Rod BaileyWeb portal development & user support at ESAC
Web Application integration
B068+34 91 8131 302

PC/Windows support is provided by SCI-MT.

NameArea of responsibilityOffice TelephonenumberPhoto
Simon LairdScience Helpdesk Team Leader
Desktop and laptop deployment, and user support
Windows/PC environment, and user support
Windows server administration
Apple Mac workstation and laptop environment, and user support
Ba105+31 (0)71 565 5110
Nic PolitakisDesktop and laptop deployment, and user support
Windows/PC environment, and user support
Windows server administration
Printer service and queue administration
Apple Mac workstation and laptop environment, and user support
Ba105+31 (0)71 565 4495
Ali KhanDesktop and laptop deployment, and user support
Windows/PC environment, and user support
Printer service and queue administration
General shared printer maintenance
Ba105+31 (0)71 565 4377
Roger GaleDesktop and laptop deployment, and user support
Windows/PC environment, and user support
General shared printer maintenance
Ba105+31 (0)71 565 3735
Ian FinlayLotus Domino server administration
Lotus Notes applications, & user support
Ba10553077

Notes: The above contact persons will generally be available during normal ESTEC working hours, but in some cases work part-time, often 80% only.
In those cases, staff will have colleagues who can generally cover all tasks.
If case of exceptional absence, they will notify the Department in advance of a replacement contact point to cover the period of their absence.

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This page was first created on 14 July, 2009 and was last updated on 11 February, 2014.
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