From the trenches

“Have you checked it’s plugged in?”

Customer: Your service is broken! Me: Why do you think that? Customer: because all the connections to it is down Me: I

Enterprise contracts considered harmful

Enterprise IT contracts are an unavoidable fact of life in many large organisations. So much so, in fact, that they

The £100,000 FTP server

Recent experience of working on a start-up MVNO contrasts sharply with some previous experiences in larger companies. The noteworthy difference

The last Windows Update I did took longer than every Linux update I have done in the last decade combined!

Let’s be clear on this: I use Linux a lot. It has been my desktop OS of choice for the

The hidden cost of licence management

One of the biggest hidden IT costs to many large companies is due to managing licences. I don’t mean the

Bail out

This is actually a story from a colleague of mine who did a short piece of Technical Architecture work for


I’ve decided to share a few of my “war stories” in this blog. Over the coming months I plan to