Women@Abacus Spotlight: Sharmin Ferdusy

Mar 31, 2021

Throughout Women's History Month, Abacus has highlighted the amazing women at Abacus who make a difference every day. We sat down with Sharmin Ferdusy, Integration Engineer, to learn about how and why she got into the IT industry, what working at Abacus has been like, and what advice she offers someone looking to get into technology.

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Where are you from and how did you get involved in the IT industry?

I was born and raised in Bangladesh and became a New Yorker 12 years ago. I always had a great passion for IT and fell in love with technology when I was in high school. This is what pushed me to obtain numerous technical certifications and earn my master’s degree in engineering.

What attracted you to IT and what about the industry do you find important?

I was attracted to the IT industry for a few different reasons. The biggest reason for me was the information communication and collaboration. IT services have been one of the key driving forces fueling the world’s economic growth. You can easily see the impact now in the financial sector, e-commerce, healthcare, remote learning, media, virtual meetings and more.

How long have you been at Abacus and what has changed during your time here?

I joined Abacus in August 2020 with 12+ years of experience at several other MSP’s. The Abacus team made a huge impact by migrating multiple clients from on-prem to the cloud and assisting their employees with the shift to telework because of the pandemic.

What is the most valuable lesson you've learned working in the IT industry or at Abacus specifically?

Throughout my time in IT, the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is to take ownership and see things to completion. You'll be proud of the end results.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Abacus?

Here at Abacus, we have a great back-end infrastructure and highly skilled, team-oriented people. This combination of people and technology makes it such a rewarding place to work.

Do you have a mentor or woman in history you admire?

Grace Hopper is one of the women I admire most. She invented the first computer compiler. I learned about her while I was in school and she motivated me to join the IT industry.

What is the best advice you could give someone to inspire them to get into IT?

Never stop believing in yourself! If you use your strength, passion and dedication to reach every single one of your goals, success will follow.

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