Tim Malone, MCSE Camarillo, CA (818) 257-0513 email@example.com
Keydata Technology Group Computer Discount Centers
87 to Dec 87 - Systems Analyst Keydata
Technology Group. Did contract
computer programming in Clipper Summer 87 (a dBASE
compiler). Wrote a complete inventory
control system for an orthopedic surgeon which tracked all implants for each
surgery with associated lot and serial numbers.
Also advised and assisted management with business plan to open chain of
Computer Discount Centers in the
After a great run with Computer
Technology, a retail computer store in Claremont CA, I accepted an offer to
join an established but fast-growing computer business in Ontario CA. KeyData was a husband and wife business that had been around for a long
time providing data entry and computer consulting services in the
position with Keydata was to help fund the new stores
by providing the consulting and programming services which were still the bread
and butter of the business. My title and
position was Systems Analyst and my work consisted
mainly of meeting with prospective and established clients to develop needed
business systems. In other words, I did
analysis, design and custom programming. The rapid development tool of the day was dBASE, and I employed a third-party compiler, Clipper from
A major project during this time was to develop an inventory control system for an orthopedic surgeon. It was unique in that for each surgery, a kit had to be assembled consisting of multiple sizes of implants. This kit had to be tracked in great detail (lot and serial numbers). While only one size implant was used, my program allowed the doctor and his staff to know instantly where any piece of equipment was, in which hospital for which surgery and when the unused implants were returned. I was looking into bar-coding the whole process when my tenure with KeyData came to an end.
KeyData had expanded so fast and burned up so much cash in opening the three new retail computer stores that they completely outstripped their available resources. In other words, they sank too much into the stores which were not yet breaking even and did not have the cash flow to pay the existing business expenses (I was one of them). Its a good thing my friend Bob Shumate called me up and offered me a position at Kenfil because KeyData was forced to close its doors just a short time after I left them.