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Meet Chris Angulo-Bertram of Angbert Enterprises in Downey

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Angulo-Bertram.

Chris, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
When I was in High School, I never thought I would work in computers, I did not know what I would do, but never this. However, my Freshman year in HS, my parents bought a computer for them to write papers on while they were in college, and for my HS career I turned in word-processed papers while everyone else might have been typing them, or hand writing them.

After HS, I went into the military, and when I got out I did a lot of customer service jobs, mainly in restaurant management, that was until 1996, I had been let go from a restaurant, and really wanted to do something different, I went to the library and found a book called “High Tech Jobs for Low Tech People” this book opened my eyes to what I could do in computers, so I rewrote my resume, and got my first IT job. I have been moving forward in this type of role ever since.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My biggest challenge is the one I face today, trying to get more customers. What my company Angbert Enterprises does is really multifaceted. In general, because of my computer back ground, we are a computer integration company, right now focusing on Linux both on the desktop and server. Because I also am well versed in Windows, we can also help a business struggling there as well. Because of my business background, I also can help a business work out issues they may be having there too. I named the company Angbert Enterprises so that I would not be hemmed into just one business area.

Angbert Enterprises – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I guess what you should know is that Angbert Enterprises wants to be your partner in making your business profitable. Our skill set lies in computer integration, but we can offer so much more. What really sets us apart is the fact that we treat every client in a fair way. We generally do not charge a client for what I call discovery work, that is work done while talking to the client about their issue, researching possible solutions, discovering the requirements of the client. Once we have gone through an initial discovery process, we will take those requirements to the client and make sure we have not missed anything, once we have sign off we write a plan up for our deliverable, if the client agrees that this is what they need, we then start to work on delivering it to the client, and that is when our billing starts. This way of planning our work and our deliverables is all centered around the ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework. This same frame work can be applied to anything in your life.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
Well I hope that Linux really makes the inroads on the desktop that it should especially in business.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Downey is a great city to live and work in, it is surrounded by almost every major highway in SoCal, so it makes it easy to get to LA, or OC, as well as all the major airports in SoCal. Plus, in the last 10 years, Downey has really been growing as a local dining and entertainment point in the East LA area.

Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
My parents for buying that first computer that was not the spark, but the ember to my IT fire.

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