World Class Capabilities, Down to Earth ValuesWorld Class Capabilities, Down to Earth Values

Over a dozen years of Silicon Valley IT industry experience, from low profile start-ups to high energy, fast growth companies.

If you’re looking for someone with a passion for tech, who loves a business challenge and knows how to make things happen, click here to get the ball rolling!

Business Development

Consulting and development services supporting the growth of any business, new or existing, including market research, opportunity and competitive analysis, business plans, sales and marketing plans, logistics planning, technical consulting and related services.

Marketing Communications

Comprehensive authoring, editing, proofreading, composition and design services, from advertising copy, corporate backgrounders, company brochures, promotional materials, flyers, newsletters and press releases to custom websites — multi-platform and cross-browser compatibility as well as responsive (mobile friendly) and fully Search Engine Optimized (SEO) outcomes are a specialty.

Information Technology

Individual and small business IT consulting and support covering client systems and devices, servers and network infrastructure — integration, optimization, diagnostics, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades, firewalls, remote monitoring and help-desk. I also provide on-call / on-demand systems administration and website support.


Carl E. Hartung

Carl E. Hartung

Business Card: C. E. Hartung Business Development & Support

I reside in Maine, but I lived and worked in northern California for over 27 years, with more than a dozen years spent working in the computer industry in Silicon Valley — from the “desktop wars,” through the “dot-com bubble” (and “bust”) — until the dissolution of a website partnership in 2000. My experiences there were split roughly equally between hardware and software manufacturing, with work spanning virtually all of the major architectures, platforms and technologies of the day (please see my bio to learn more.) I then took a sorely needed sabbatical from the industry and relocated my family to Maine* — a move I’ve described as traveling about as far east and north as one can possibly travel from Silicon Valley while still remaining in the contiguous “lower 48” United States. The move proved to be a very welcome change, both for my family as well as for myself, professionally.

I have always been self-directed by nature and my focus tends to gravitate in accordance with my client’s requirements, as well as with industry trends and my own professional interests. I am extremely fortunate to be able to work in this manner due to the solid foundation in electronics engineering technologies and mathematics that I obtained while attending Heald Engineering College in San Francisco. This was definitely a seminal period in my life. It was at Heald where I discovered my aptitude for the essential language of engineering and business — mathematics.

If you can imagine discovering this while having the opportunity to embark on a new career in tech and business at that time, at that place, I’m sure you can understand how the word “exhilarating” might encapsulate it. But that was such a long time ago! I have since become a seasoned Linux systems administrator and web developer with over two decades of hands-on experience managing websites and related services.

To learn more about how I can help you attain your business objectives, please visit my Services page. Thank you for visiting my website and, as always, if you have any questions or an opportunity or challenge to discuss, please don’t hesitate to contact me! 🙂

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Business Development

  • Market Research
  • Opportunity Analysis
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Business Plans
  • Logistics Planning
  • Sales and Marketing Plans
  • Related Services
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Graphic Design
    • Presentations

Marketing Communications

  • Advertising Copy
  • Press Releases
  • Corporate Backgrounders
  • Company Brochures
  • Promotional Materials
  • Newsletters & Flyers
  • Website Design Services
    • SEO Optimized
    • Mobile Friendly
    • Custom Builds

Information Technology

  • Tech Support & Helpdesk
  • Systems Administration
  • Domains & DNS Support
  • E-Mail Setup & Support
  • SSL/TLS Support
  • Website Management
  • Web Development & Hosting
    • HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript
    • PHP & MySQL/MariaDB
    • WordPress/CMS & CRMs


Some Quick Tips on Responsive Cards Using Grid and Flexbox

I haven’t written anything here in quite a while, but this particularly elegant solution by Rüdiger Alte at imarketinx.de was sufficiently motivating! 🙂 Open this page using ‘Responsive View’ in your browser and change the device settings (or simply grab the corner of your browser window and change the size, height and width of the …


Contacting C. E. Hartung


Marie, circa August 2003

Meet the next generation of Hartung family computing professionals — my daughter, Marie, enjoying a favorite game at three years old, circa August 2003.

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