Rootlike Technologies, Inc.
Rootlike Technologies, Inc. is a technology consulting firm in Chicago, IL that specializes in providing IT systems design, network architecture, and integration services to the media production, broadcast, and educational communities. We work with our partners and clients to develop secure, stable, and documented data network and server infrastructures.
Some of the projects to which we have contributed include:
- Video and audio post-production facilities integrating high-speed networking and storage systems into the larger LAN
- Long-term preservation of digital media assets for historical and ethnographic archives
- Digital Asset Management (DAM) integrations for broadcast and education
- Custom server and desktop technologies in use at "boutique" production facilities and educational/not-for-profit institutions
- Open-source software deployments tailored to educational organizations and small businesses
Rootlike's goal is to bring secure, stable, and professionally run IT systems to creative professionals in support of their work. We believe that technology can and should augment and enhance the creative process without ever getting in the way of it.
Daniel G. Epstein
Daniel Epstein brings clients over 12 years of experience in secure heterogeneous network and computer systems integration. He began his IT career in the late 1990s as a systems administrator and later a network security officer at the University of Chicago. In these roles he maintained the computing infrastructure for the central academic computing centers and classrooms, provided security consulting and incident response services to the campus as a whole, and spearheaded the campus’s Windows 2000 Active Directory beta program. He then returned to school to complete a degree in Audio Production and Design at Columbia College, Chicago. While pursuing his degree, Daniel worked as an independent consultant in audio and IT.
Following graduation, Daniel became a Senior Consultant in the Network Integration team at onShore Networks, providing LAN/WAN network design and systems consulting to small and medium business throughout the Midwest. In 2007 he accepted a position as Director of IT, Technical Services, and Support at Flashpoint Academy, a two-year digital media arts college in Chicago. Daniel designed and built the network and server infrastructure for the start-up school and worked closely with key members of the faculty and consultants to design the computing labs, post-production facilities, and film/audio production workflow at Flashpoint. Over the school’s seminal year, Daniel recruited and trained a four-person technical team to manage the facility, before leaving at the end of 2008 to focus on Rootlike Technologies, Inc.
Through Rootlike, Daniel combines his expertise in media production and information technology to deliver IT systems design, network architecture, and integration services to the media production, broadcast, and educational communities.