About Rooney IT Services

Giving business owners peace of mind since 2006

Rooney IT Services was founded by Mike Rooney. Mike received his computer science degree from Tampa Technical Institute in 1990. He was recruited, and hired by IBM, just before graduating with honors; and soon after moved to Poughkeepsie, NY to work in the IBM Mainframe Development Lab . After 3.5 years Mike moved back to Spring Hill, FL, and started working for a local computer company. After building over 2000 computers , and maintaining their Lantastic network, running on DOS, he moved on to Plaza Computers, in St. Petersburg, FL. Mike’s role at Plaza included building and repairing business computers and developing and maintaining networks for local businesses. One of those businesses, Henter-Joyce, Inc., a local software developer, was impressed enough to offer Mike a full time position as the in-house IT Director. Mike worked with Henter-Joyce as the company grew from a small niche software firm, to a multi-national corporation which dominated the market for blind and low vision users. In addition to supporting the company’s location in St. Petersburg, FL, Mike also supported locations in India, and Great Britain; utilizing what was then the latest technology for Virtual Private Networks. Along the way, Mike received his Microsoft certifications, including his MCSE in windows NT 4.0.

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In 2006, Mike and his wife Nicole were blessed with the homecoming of their first child; it was a long commute to St. Petersburg everyday – time he felt was better spent with his family, and so Rooney IT Services was opened for business. Mike has used the broad base of knowledge and real-life experience to build and secure many networks in the area; and currently supports businesses with locations in Hernando, Pasco, Citrus, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties. He has experience working with main street small businesses, as well as venture capitalists and international corporations ; merging firms together or helping them migrate between management systems; and creating safe, reliable environments. Mike has been an active participant in the development and implementation of new technology for the past 27 years and looks forward to helping you with your IT dreams.

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