Larry has grown up with computers since his father began repairing them in 1967. He has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and began working on IBM’s finest equipment with the S/34 and S/36 in 1984.
Larry began work on the AS/400 immediately following its introduction in 1988, has held more than thirty IBM i family Certifications, and was the first in North America to earn the Certified Advanced Technical Expert – IBM i certification. Since 1997 he has contributed as an author for many certification tests.
Larry has extensive experience with partitioning, the Hardware Management Console, system design, configuration, migration, and administration. Larry also has significant networking experience most recently with Ethernet and wireless networks, and TCP/IP. Larry also works on routers, firewalls, switches, load balancing equipment and works with Internet connectivity and security.
Larry has won Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals at COMMON as well as it’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award. He speaks frequently at users groups around North America. Larry is the Chief i-entist and owner of Frankeni Technology Consulting, LLC in Middleville , MI.