|Being an IT partner means we need to deliver proactive, knowledgeable, and insightful solutions.|
|Being a Great IT partner means our solutions should be quick, effective, and increase productivity.|
|Cloud Applications and Cloud Desktop:
Line-of-Business Apps, Virtual Machines, PBX...
|Cloud Hosting and cloud Server:
File Sharing, E-mail, Cloud Back-up, Web Hosting...
|All Cloud Platform Configurations:
Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud...
|Server Installation and Migration:
Seamlessly transition to major manufacturer or custom build
|Cloud and Virtual Servers:
Get more value from your existing infrastructure
|Complete Network Overhaul:
Improve network, desktop, and server performance.
Anything is possible with technology. Our founder, Mike Goodman felt it was important to bring this concept to every business regardless of size or revenue. He founded Z Networks as an enterprise level IT support team for all businesses.
Our mission is simple, Imagine IT, Invent IT, Improve IT!
That model continues to this day.
Z Networks continues to provide Enterprise level IT support and services to businesses of all sizes. We also build software and web tools for businesses to enhance user productivity and we engineer high performance computing devices such as servers for private virtualization.
Everything we do is centered around the needs of our clients. As an enterprise IT solution we do everything we can to enhance our clients business infrastructure and enable them to be better at what they do.
Mike Goodman founded Z Networks in 2001 and continues to serve as chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Under his leadership, Z Networks has grown from a consulting firm specializing in technical field support to a leading firm offering a full catalogue of technology support and services. In addition to setting corporate direction, Mike oversees daily operations and plays an active role with potential customers and partners.
Goodman’s reputation as an industry pioneer and visionary is the result of his extensive background in technology professional services. His career began on the assembly line at computer manufacturer Gateway. His love of technology, drive to succeed, and knowledge of the business from the ground up led to many different roles and projects. Mike’s most notable accomplishment at Gateway was leading the design and implementation of infrastructure that delivered software to assembled computers through an internal distribution network which eliminated the need to install software manually on each machine.
After moving to the West Coast in 1997, Mike quickly advanced from the position of production manager to chief operations officer at a Bellevue based custom hardware manufacturer and retailer. As COO, one of Mike’s responsibilities was running the technology services department. In this capacity, Mike worked directly with corporate customers and really enjoyed helping to solve their problems and provide solutions. Customers shared horror stories with him about trying to install their own servers and manage their own network infrastructure only to encounter major downtime, random outages, and inconsistent user experience. Mike was convinced there was a better approach.
In part based on Goodman’s efforts, the company was targeted for acquisition and sold to a larger company in 2000. Before the acquisition was complete, Goodman had already set out on his own to help small and medium sized businesses avoid technology horror stories. He quickly assembled a team of highly qualified individuals at Z Networks to develop, install, and support network based hardware and software solutions.
Mike is married with children and resides in the Seattle area. Mike loves live music and spends his free time enjoying Seattle professional sports and adventures with his wife and children.