Like most IT professionals, Mike Studeny’s job can be described as putting out fires. What form those fires take, though, is different every day.
Studeny is the information services user support specialist for the Denver office of BakerHostetler. In plain terms, he’s a technologist who assists the firm’s local lawyers with just about any technology need they have and also assists the larger firm in implementation of large-scale solutions. He helped tackle tech problems when the firm moved its Denver office to its current location and used that expertise to help relocate or remodel other offices as well.
Studeny said his job evolves as technology does. “There have been different times where the job title was a little bit more specific, but anymore, I just say I’m more a ‘technologist,’” he said. “It’s anything from someone bringing in a new phone or laptop to connect remotely to any of our systems up through in-person desk-side support, whether it’s hardware-based or a question on software. … If there was one little label I could put on a job, I’d probably be bored at that point.”