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Fairdinkum Consulting , named after the Australian phrase meaning, “honest and genuine,” is a privately held information technology services company based in New York, NY.

IT Consulting Services

Since 2001, our engineers have serviced small and medium-sized businesses with cost-effective, professional IT support and services in the New York City metropolitan area. Our clients include financial services firms, law firms, real estate companies, nonprofits and charter schools among others.

Our Services

Our Approach

Fairdinkum Consulting operates with a team-based approach. Each client account is assigned a team consisting of several Staff Engineers reporting to one Senior Managing Engineer, who serves as your main point of contact. Our teams are responsive, communicative, and available for client needs.

All engineers assigned to client accounts are degreed in Computer Science or Management Information Systems and professional certifications include CCIE, CCNP, CCNA, MCSE, MCITP, A+, and Network+. Our teams also hold various certifications including Citrix, Checkpoint, and Sonicwall. We are authorized partners of HP/Compaq, Dell, Microsoft, and other hardware and software vendors, as well.

Fairdinkum endeavors to support, maintain, and recommend services and technologies in the most cost-effective manner. By functioning as the IT department, our clients benefit from decades of cumulative experience held by our engineers and a reduction of downtime, while saving money and increasing employee productivity.

Our core services include:

  • Windows Servers and Desktops

  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning

  • Apple Workstations

  • Firewall, Switches, and Routers

  • Microsoft 365

  • Azure, Amazon, and Google "Cloud" Systems

  • Private “Cloud” Systems       

  • Cyber Security

  • Data Migration


Additional Project and Vendor Management services we provide:

  • Cabling

  • Security

  • Internet

  • Phones

  • Audio/Visual


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Meet The Team

David Hafke

David is a graduate of St. John’s University with a BS in Computer Science with over 25 years of experience in the field of technology. After starting out in the role of IT support with known news organizations such as Newsday and the Associated Press, David got into IT Consulting in the late 90’s. In 2001, he joined three other co-workers in founding Fairdinkum Consulting, which has grown to service thousands of end-users over 80 clients and employs over 20 IT professionals. David holds several Microsoft MCSE certifications and is also a Cisco Certified Internetwork Export (CCIE 32645.)

Michael Lianos

Michael is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems.  He has always enjoyed working with computers as a child growing up in Connecticut.  He took his passion and declared his CIS major before entering college.  Michael has an MCP and MCITP Enterprise Administrator certificates.  Michael has been with Fairdinkum for 15 years and has become in charge of operations.  His depth of knowledge in various fields makes him an essential part of Fairdinkum’s leadership team.

John Iacono

John is a graduate of St. John’s University.  He graduated with a bachelor’s in computer science. John has always tinkered with technology from a very young age and has pursued technology as a career to fulfil his life long passion.  John has an MCP and MCITP Enterprise Administrator certificates.  He has been with Fairdinkum for 13 years and leads the sales team.  John’s depth of security knowledge, positive demeanor, and troubleshooting tactics are critical to Fairdinkum and their clients.

Geoff Corbett

Geoff is a graduate of Vassar College with a BA in Computer Science with over 11 years of experience in the field of technology. After starting out in the role of IT support at Fairdinkum he has since worked his up to become a Project Manager.  Some projects have included a complete network deployment for a 300-person advertising agency and a staged cloud migration for a 100 person asset management firm.  Geoff has experience with all levels of server and network support with a focus on scripting and automation to constantly improve support metrics.  After 10 years as an employee of Fairdinkum Consulting Geoff has recently become a partner in the firm proving his commitment and dedication to maintaining the high standards that Fairdinkum holds itself to.

Andrew Harney

Andrew is a graduate of High Point University with a Bachelor’s degree.  While double majoring in Computer Information Systems and Business, Andrew was also a 4 year starter and team captain on HPU’s division 1 baseball program. He has been in the IT industry for 13 years.  Beginning his 11 year tenure at Fairdinkum Consulting as a Jr. Engineer, Andrew has been promoted several times to become the Service Manager and a Partner.  Andrew has built his teams with a focus on Fairdinkum’s core values and culture.  Utilizing his managerial and leadership abilities Andrew has been a key component in re-organizing Fairdinkum’s IT staff in order to expand seamlessly with the company’s explosive growth.

Keith Shaffer

As a young man raised in Middletown, New Jersey, Keith Shaffer has always had an innate drive to help.  He graduated with a bachelor’s in computer engineering from Fairfield University.  Keith worked as an IT support engineer right out of college.  His hard work and dedication not only helped him tackle large problems for his clients but also quickly promoted him to partner.  Keith values providing honest interactions, innovation, and reliability to help foster the growth of his customers.  Currently, he oversees Fairdinkum’s marketing efforts while also focusing on client satisfaction.  Keith has been a loyal Microsoft certified employee and trusted Partner of Fairdinkum Consulting for over 14 years and counting.

Professional Consulting

Fairdinkum’s tech-based management and top-level engineers have perfected a service process that’s the very best in New York City.

As our client, you can count on consistent interaction, quick resolutions, and a team that is assigned to you and who understands the intricacies of your business. 





Cyber Security Training

Cyber Security is a team effort.  To fully protect your organization, your staff needs to understand and adhere to best IT safety practices. We will train your employees to ensure they are versed in: 

  • Recognizing phishing schemes
  • Audit procedures
  • Penetration tests and vulnerability scans


Microsoft 365

Looking to migrate to Microsoft 365? Having a difficult time picking from the myriad of packages offered?

Microsoft 365 can be very challenging to navigate. From having the correct licensing and mobile security, to making sure it is properly backed up, we can help secure your cloud and simplify collaboration.

-Microsoft Sharepoint
-Microsoft Teams
-Microsoft 365 Backups
-Cyber Security and Intune                                                                       

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