Michael Long  ·  Systems Analyst

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Michael Long
Iowa State University
560E Heady Hall
518 Farm House Lane
Ames, IA 50011-1054

Mike Long joined CARD’s computer services unit in 1990. As a systems analyst, he works to maintain CARD’s computer hardware and software, servers, and networks. Over the past dozen years, Long and the computer services team have worked to keep pace with technological advances in computing. He keeps busy with hardware and software upgrades and works relentlessly on computer and network security issues. The increasing prominence of the Internet also figures largely in Long’s day-to-day work as he maintains CARD’s Web server, with its many interactive databases and applications. He is also on-call as a troubleshooter to help find solutions to the many technical problems that CARD staff and researchers encounter with a number of software applications. Long and his wife, Anne, have three children who keep him active as a homework helper. He also keeps busy with home improvements and repairs.