Dolce Vita IT Solutions LLC provides small and mid-sized businesses with a proactive, professional, and cost-effective outsourced IT department. This is why business owners come to us for help, and their success is what we deliver.
Dolce Vita IT Solutions grew out of an opportunity which cropped up while Lane was assigned as a drilling engineer to the Baker Hughes INTEQ regional office in Pescara, Italy. During this assignment while SCUBA diving in Sorrento, one of the dive shops indicated a need for some assistance with their new website. This grew into a barter arrangement in which photos and other content developed for the shop's website was traded for boat rides and tank fills on weekends and holidays. In addition, Lane provided periodic assistance to the Baker Hughes INTEQ IT group in Houston while working on assignment in Hassi Messaoud, Algeria which sparked a stronger interest in IT. Once transferred back to the US, Lane obtained his Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification and began to work full-time in IT.
Lane is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering. He has nearly 15 years of oil and gas experience and over 18 years of IT experience. Lane worked in Midland, Texas as a production engineer for TXO Production in the Permian Basin and New Mexico, and later with Baker Hughes in the Gulf of Mexico, Rockies, the North Sea and Southern Europe and North Africa.
Lane cut his teeth on data communications while serving in the Second Marine division as a battalion communications officer and platoon commander for Third Battalion, Eighth Marines, with deployments around the Mediterranean and Middle East. He also acted as a technical communications evaluator for the Second Marine Expeditionary Force Special Operations Training Group. This experience originated his interest in data communications. While working and living in Italy for Baker Hughes, Lane had the opportunity to get in-depth exposure to a variety of information technology used to support business operations...this led to a transition away from oilfield operations to working in IT full-time.
In addition to business management, Lane's primary focus is on strategic IT planning, managed IT services, business continuity design, virtualization, and automated network management.
Joe is a native of Malaysia and is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in computer science / management information systems. A talented specialist in network management and administration, he is primarily tasked with providing managed IT services, virtualization planning and implementation, helpdesk services, hardware remediation, and disaster recovery planning and installation.
Joe has exceptional experience with Dell and HP hardware, DATTO business continuity systems, VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization, and StorageCraft disaster recovery storage systems. His areas of specialization include server and workstation support, virtualization, and business continuity planning. His hardware experience is unparallelled which makes him an invaluable part of the DVITS team.
Mary Beth is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Mary Beth is our staff member tasked with reviews of support and vendor agreements as well as having the responsibility for both accounts payable and receivable. With an exceptional eye for detail, Mary Beth also provides editing of copy used in whitepapers and other published articles and business documentation.
Mary Beth has been involved with the business operations for Dolce Vita for well over 11 years and acts as the “voice of reason” when it comes to the evaluation of new services. With contracts for services with over 50 providers, Mary Beth is essential to controlling costs and optimizing operations.