Good Media Inc
Good Media Inc is a Canadian Corporation wholly owned by Scott Goodfellow. GoodMedia was Incorporated in 1985 as a Technically focused Music Production company that builds & maintains computers to generate and serve media content in various formats.
Being located in Toronto, Canada has many benefits, one being that Intel, Apple and Microsoft have “boots on the ground” here, and so too do many other technology companies.
I attend many local Conferences and Trade Fairs every year both physical and virtual, and the people at these events teach me the current direction of their technologies, and how to “build better”.
I am in awe at how fast things are moving; sometimes that can be fun, and sometimes definitely not – it’s a fine line that requires steady maintenance; and that’s what I do most days; for myself and for the people who trust and enable me to complete that work for them… as a service called “GoodMedia“.
Good Media Inc is continuously refining independent methods of delivering content using the internet hosting services of GoodMedia Online Inc.
To do that, Good Media Inc has ongoing Partner Agreements with:
APC / Eaton
Kerio Technologies, Inc.
OpenText / FirstClass
Scott Goodfellow attended every possible course at Apple Canada in the 1990’s, and eventually Good Media Inc operated as an independent Apple Dealer and Apple Authorized Service & Repair Technician, until Apple's own Apple Stores eventually dominated.
Good Media Inc also has Reseller Agreements with:
Good Media Inc is a consulting & network services business that builds and maintains computers for clients on a micro level, and exclusively for GoodMedia Online Inc, on a macro level.
The service is; end to end support for data security and connectivity.
This includes long term private data management & network administration - a less visible but highly valued service for people who don't want to manage details like annual domain and ssl certificate renewals (as two examples).
GoodMedia OnLine Inc
Incorporated in 1991 as a Private Hosting “Cloud” for DNS, Mail and Web data.
GoodMedia is literally a cluster of virtual machines served on a cluster of physical machines that are connected to the fibre backbone of the Internet, in a downtown Toronto data centre.
GoodMedia securely hosts and manages private core internet services, as required by all businesses and entrepreneurial individuals.
GoodMedia provides a specialized and more personally focused service when compared with the large providers, who typically sub-contract hosting services as a subsidized sideline.
GoodMedia enables you to move your internet connection source (like Bell & Rogers in Canada) seamlessly between internet providers around the world, with no effect on your core services; domains, email & web.
As a Domain Registrar (reseller with TuCows), I register new domains, transfer in domains and manage existing domains. I host and administrate the domains on GoodMedia’s 3 internationally trusted domain name servers (DNS machines).
With the domain securely locked down, I'm then able to Administrate secure email accounts & https web sites using GoodMedia’s custom built, clustered machines. Current tech marketing collectively describes these kinds of services as “Cloud” hosting, where in fact the core services have been exactly the same for over 30 years.
This works because GoodMedia sticks to the core services and is entirely owned and self contained. Over the years, deliberately "keeping it simple" has turned out to be a Good Thing; there are smart people hosted here who appreciate their privacy, and as such, they help keep the competition (Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon) mostly at bay…
Hosted Web Sites:
Open Source – PHP
Microsoft – .NET
Adobe – ColdFusion
Reseller / Registrar with TuCows (OpenSRS)
4, Microsoft DNS Servers
Apple FileMaker Pro
Hosted Files / Storage:
FTP Sites for Backup
Hosted Virtual Machines:
WIN Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows 10 / Mac OS
Beyond the Administration of setting up an individual or a company on GoodMedia OnLine, (or even independently of GMOL), there is often the necessity of providing hardware, software, setup, configuration and consulting services that enhance a client’s ability to more effectively use the Internet in general, and GMOL specifically, with all Desktop, Laptop and Mobile devices.
Scott Goodfellow as Good Media Inc., has been working with computers since 1982 and has accumulated an extensive knowledge base and depth of experience with hardware and software, equally across all versions of Macintosh and Windows operating systems, including supporting applications and utilities, with an emphasis on Media production.
GoodMedia clients typically exist via trusted “word of mouth” and because to advertise privacy is an invitation to become a target, there has never been any form of advertising, so clients often tend to know of each other and so use GMOL to more easily work and collaborate together, in private.
It's what I do…
As the rise of Technology completely changed the Music industry, I eventually adapted by building a small business around helping other people adapt to constant technical change, by reliably completing a client's network administrative work details, over long periods of time (decades). I do the work that a lot of people find boring, time consuming and anxiety inducing…
I manage people's admin details; (id/passwords for mail, domains, ftp, etc), and help maintain their hardware and software upgrades, (BIOS / firmware updates, etc). All the "technical" things that most people don't want to / care to, or are just simply not able to manage by themselves anymore… that's when they find me…
All Good Media Inc billing is only for Time and Materials (hardware and software) as a private, personal consulting service. I can log into your network remotely or go on site, virtually and in person.
All GoodMedia OnLine Inc billing uses PayPal reoccurring payments for dns, mail and web hosting services.
Turns out that providing stability and consistently helping people over time is a good business model; for many it's been a long tech journey:
These direct personal services eventually grew into building, deploying and administrating networked devices as a business; I also administrate Barracuda, Cisco, Sonicwall & Watchguard firewalls plus numerous dns, mail, web, ftp & database servers, then manage the file access, user accounts and backups as a personal service for cool people, called "GoodMedia".
It's a complete, one stop package for some clients, while others only need occasional help with a few specific things from time to time. Different people do different things differently, and I learn to adapt to each client's individual pace. I build new, or upgrade existing client devices, machines or servers, toward achieving more efficient and secure working methods.
I constantly learn, maintain, build, fix, upgrade, and solve a range of technology issues for people, “for a living”. Every day is different - intentionally and by design.
My daily work is to solve and complete large and small technical projects for GoodMedia OnLine Inc., and I apply that accumulated experience as Good Media Inc to offer very reliable cloud data services to people who appreciate and value the privacy of their data, including personal mail and web browser accessible data.
I am able to discuss a client’s individual working methods and requirements, and then match them with current technologies of the day.
Scott Goodfellow offers the sum of years of technical experience to acquire, configure, deliver, monitor and maintain a client’s home and office data network, for all WIN10, Mac OS client and server devices, on a hourly, daily, monthly, and annual basis.
Many current clients have been hosted on GoodMedia since its inception on the internet in 1991.
Being on call 24 hours a day and running data servers the size of GoodMedia OnLine for over 30 years has provided solid lessons in how to listen carefully to people's issues, to then provide disciplined, consistent and stable results over time.