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After 15 years toiling behind the scenes in the lighting and electrical services industry, draftsman MJ Smyth decided to be his own boss by co-founding I.T. Monkey, a computer consulting and CAD training/service firm. But you may be extremely familiar with his prior work.
Smyth drew the electrical and ventilation diagrams for many of the McDonald’s restaurants dotted across the Emerald Isle.
“I never got turn the Golden Arches on,” he laments with a smile.
I.T. Monkey's slogan is "Your Partner in the I.T. Jungle."
“We get asked about our name a lot,” says Smyth. “Well anyone in the CAD world has heard the term ‘CAD Monkey,’ and everyone in the car world has heard the term ‘Grease Monkey,’ so we figured, why not an I.T. Monkey? Plus, it sounds better than ‘Naas IT Services’ or something else boring.”
Smyth’s co-founding Monkey is Liam MacNamee, an Apple engineer and large format print configuration specialist.
Smyth splits his time between general I.T. consulting and CAD services. Recent projects include the fire alarm layouts for the Royal Dublin Society, a historic complex of arenas and exhibition halls known for concerts and championship horse shows; and site drawings for the oil industry in Dublin Harbor and the Irish Rail‘s central oil depot for diesel trains. Read More