About DataConnectX

DataConnectX is a woman-owned small business specializing in software and cloud consulting, data analytics and general tech support services.

DataConnectX serves individuals, small to mid-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, who find themselves in need of professional technology services and solutions, but don’t have access to dedicated IT teams or service providers.

Visit the services page for more information about services offered and the expertise page for areas of expertise.

DataConnectX is a member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce.

About the founder

Hello, I’m Yolande Raath, the founder of DataConnectX.

I help businesses implement software applications that enable them to streamline their business processes, collaborate more efficiently and serve their customers better.

I also offer data analytics expertise that provide business decision makers with insights into their data, and help them understand the cloud and establish good data management practices in the cloud.

About me

I have started my career in Information Technology after I’ve obtained a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Cum Laude) in Computer Science in 1997 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, my country of birth.

I’ve enjoyed a 15 year career as an SAP ABAP Consultant, working on various SAP Implementation and Maintenance projects. I gained experience across all SAP Modules, including HR, Payroll, FI, MM, SD, PM with customers including Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, T-Systems, debis Fleet Management, and Bosch.

Our family moved to the United States in 2012. After our move, I have made the decision to step away from the corporate environment, and decided to immerse myself in learning new skills, specifically in the areas of web development, data analytics, and modern software applications. Since then, I have helped and still support several non profit organizations, ministries and initiatives with websites and general IT support on a volunteer basis.

In 2018, I have decided to start a business, DataConnectX. My mission is to contribute to the growth and wellbeing of local businesses and communities. I have a problem-solving mindset, and am honored to add value to my community by doing what I love – working with systems and data!

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Core Competencies

Amazon Web Services:

My focus in AWS over the last three years has been on Computing, Data Lakes, Big Data and Analytics, Serverless Architectures, and Machine Learning. 

Solutions built in AWS include the following products and services: EC2, Glue, S3, Athena, QuickSight, AWS Lambda, API Gateway, CloudFront, DynamoDb, CloudWatch, SageMaker, CloudFormation, Step Functions, ElasticSearch Service, Cognito, Amplify, IAM, VPC, Auto Scaling, security and networking.

I hold current certifications as an AWS Cloud Practitioner, and an Associate AWS Solutions Architect.

Data Analytics:

In addition to the AWS products and services that are ideal for data analytics and machine learning workloads, I use the following frameworks and technologies: Python, SQL, Apache Spark, Jupyter, Databricks, Microsoft Excel, Power BI and Tableau. 

Microsoft 365:

I help customers implement Microsoft 365, and all the powerful collaboration tools it offers. Microsoft 365 for Business makes it possible for teams to collaborate in efficient and more productive ways, from anywhere, on any device. My core competencies and services include: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive. Migration from Microsoft Personal subscription to Microsoft 365 for Business.

Web Development and Application Frameworks:

I also have experience building websites and web applications using modern frameworks and technologies including Javascript, Node.js, React, Serverless, Docker, AJAX, PHP, SQL, jQuery, Express, REST APIs, live chat, CRM, WordPress, Stripe, Paypal, and Git.