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Bernard Sfez

Hi! My name is

Bernard Sfez

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I manage web oriented projects and lead developers to successful project launch. I am full of energy! If there is a problem to solve, there is a problem no more!

How can I help you ?

  1. You are looking for Web oriented project manager with extended knowledge in Content management systems, IT Administration, Security and Database management.

  2. You need someone with deep process integration experience and creative problem solving abilities with positive attitude to meet objectives and budget.

  3. You want someone you can trust with 20 years of consolidated experience which covers many fields including eCommerce, ERP/CRM, Social Networks, Mobile development, SEO, UI/UX, Servers and network administration.


My customers appreciate this !

Through a comprehensive understanding & analysis of both hardware and software I can integrate and take a lead as web development project leader / CIO / R&D executive on your behalf.



What I'm made of?

I have a very positive attitude and analytical thinking outside of the box approach when needed. I'm curious and I like to build things and to break (my own included) boundaries. That’s what is made of

Bernard Sfez

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I'm a hard worker, determined and passionate with enough experience to consider risks, objectives and evolving market reality. People like to work with me because I increase the amount of positive vibrations in the work place and I don't consider a problem a bad thing, but an opportunity to improve or enhance. I have strong morals and ethics and I'm someone you can trust. My customers and friends knows I uphold respect and loyalty in life as fundamental values.

You want to know more about me ?




What I'm good at?

Entrepreneurial and result-oriented I'm able to manage a project from end to end. Multidisciplinary adept with over 20 years of versatile experience I'm a fast learner and acquire new knowledge everyday. I enjoy serving my customers and acheiving goals working under SCRUM project/software management method. I'm involved in Open-Source & FLOSS projects and an active contributor to the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (Consultant and http://www.plutora.com/blog/the-definitive-hiring-guide-for-an-application-release-manager/).

  • Real ability to listen and understand customer's needs.
  • Proven focus on getting the work done and things pushed forward.
  • Multilingual solution specialist including right to left and exhotic language encoding.
  • Proven ability to manage developer team (local or global).
  • Strong discipline and commitment (Scrum/Agile explicit requirement).
  • Solution designer including architecture, workflow and technical specifications.
  • Experience in Big Data (SQL and NoSQL database) and backup/security patterns.

Bernard Sfez skills, knowledge and customers



what caught my attention lately?

Easy to digest information that caught my attention and I found interesting to publish and explain. I maintain

Bernard Sfez

blog and publish content from time to time.

It is time to update your Tiki ! (Tiki 16.1, 15.3 and 12.10 released)

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A new breed of Tiki has been released a week ago and the Tiki Community urge every user to update as it solve critical security issues. LTS (Long Term Services) versions are concerned, 12.x and 15.x, as well as the under going development 16.x branch so you got no excuses. With so many improvement and a few regression and bug fixes it is in your best interest to upgrade as those version not only contain security fixes but hundreds of small improvement, enhancement and regressions fixes.

The process is pretty smooth and doesn’t require that much knowledge thanks to the Tiki Install/Update process and your data will be safer as well as your files. As usual do backup of your database and if you feel it is too complicate for you ask from the Tiki Community for help, contact me or check the Tiki consultant list to have it done.

Skype being heavily targeted this end of year

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Skype the popular text, voice and video communicator has being targeted several time on several platform since October 2016.
If you were on Windows and Android it is now several weeks you are urged to update your version of Skype. Since an old backdoor was also found (by Trustwave's SpiderLabs analysts) on Mac OSX version it seem that everyone should update skype, period.

Skype, acquired by Microsoft for $8.5 billions in 2011 was born in 2003 (only) but became rapidly a very commonly used application with 300 millions of users, around 20% of adult Internet users are Skype aficionados! With such penetration, simple breach or hack have a huge impact on the entire community. Not infected system are getting spammed and must defend themselves or be defended while all this have a cost and decrease Internet performances. The virus infection come with a slow wave propagation. While this may fool some of us (we are not affected at the same time) this give a good advantage for those who are away from the source and by the time the virus or hack affect the system that they are connected to or may received information from they should have updated or upgraded their own application.

WikiSuite, one "Open Source Software Suite" to manage your information and communications

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WikiSuite (in one word) is a complete Free Open Source software and tools collection integrated into a Suite. There is no short way to say it but let's start with headers: Serve, Protect, Manage, Communicate, Share and Publish your organization's data using well-reputed software and tools assembled for that purpose. Yes it does all that and frankly, after years of trying to find one tool to fit the small/medium business common needs without investing in licences and IT team to setup, support and maintain their computerized system it looks like a seriously valid option. Most of the time, organizations or businesses have a different purpose than managing servers, databases, teams, emails, social networks and security but they need to use, share and manipulate data to achieve their everyday goals. WikiSuite is a good candidate to help you lower the resources (budget and staff) as well as security and privacy stress (you are in control) without scarifying the quality of the tools your organization is working with and yes it competes in several sectors directly with Office 365 or Google Apps for Work.

Drupal modules vulnerability, THE third party plugins issue (again)

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Drupal is calling upon its users to patch a dangerous remote code execution hole that can easily let attackers hijack sites. The content management system has some 15 million downloads, compared to WordPress with 140 million and Joomla with 30 million. Drupal is deployed on big ticket and business sites including nine percent of the world’s 10,000 most popular sites.

If Drupal core is not affected and not all sites will be impacted, the issue is again raising the question about third-party modules/plugins/add-ons that are not part of the core (code) but may cause significant damage to the project itself, your users, your business, all your hard work.... It is critical to review published advisories (July 12 2016) to determine if any modules you currently use have been flagged up.



Contact me

Feel free to contact me,

Bernard Sfez

by email : me at bsfez.com.