Our Expertise

Trusted advice from an experienced high-performance computing consultant with a track
record of delivering major IT projects over nearly thirty years
High Performance Computing

High-performance computing is both expensive and complicated. A mistake in the tender process could cost your company months of time and effort and millions in wasted costs.

 

I have nearly thirty years of experience of multiple high-performance computing tenders from both the client and customer side and can work with your organisation to ensure that you get it right first time.

I aim to ensure that the tender you issue, or the response to a tender you produce, is matched to the needs of your organisation.

 

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant investment decisions in high-performance computing.

IT Transformation

Many organisations devote significant time and resource to supporting legacy systems.IT transformation can seem a daunting challenge, but I can provide expert advice based on solid experience of all aspects of IT Transformation from ticketing systems on the service desk through to full scale migration of data centres and transformation of operational procedures and security processes.

 

Having managed several large IT Departments at executive level I have extensive experience of transformation projects including ITIL, ISO27001 and migration of core enterprise services to cloud infrastructure.

 

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant investment decisions in IT Transformation Projects.

Procurement

Having managed several large IT Departments at executive level I have extensive experience of all kinds of procurement processes from recruiting consultants through networks, storage and servers up to large scale high-performance computer systems and the provision of cloud services.

 

An essential first step in the delivery of procurement advice is ensuring that I understand your needs and the problem that needs to be addressed. Technology if never the solution but is merely a tool that addresses your real business need. Understanding this simple rule is the key to successful delivery of IT procurement processes.

 

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant investment decisions in major IT Procurements.

Strategy and Organisation
Technology Intelligence
Professional Development
The essential role of an IT strategy is to support the needs of your business. It should be a fundamental part of your business strategy not a bolted-on afterthought.
 
In most organisations, the IT infrastructure grows organically with new hardware and software being added on to existing infrastructure as the business need expands. This can lead to significant problems in interoperability, integration and sustainability.
 
I can help companies plan their IT by developing a comprehensive strategy that guides all future developments and investments and ensures that new infrastructure is fully integrated with existing systems.
 
I can also help shape, or reshape, your organisation to ensure that roles, functions and reporting lines are clearly defined and optimised for your business needs.
 

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant strategic decisions concerning your IT infrastructure.

 

Currently the IT landscape is in a state of flux. At the simplest level new processors types are appearing. More fundamentally new IT paradigms are emerging. Big data, data analytics and artificial intelligence are the current buzz phrases in the IT world.

Identifying the opportunities and threats to an organization that these new paradigms represent is key to ensuring the long-term growth and survival of any business. Technology Intelligence is a key aspect of strategic planning for all organizations.

Throughout my career I have been involved in ensuring the successful take up and exploitation of new and novel computing paradigms as they emerge. I have a long track record of working with major suppliers to understand their offerings and then tailoring those offerings to address real business needs.

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant investment decisions in new and emerging technologies.

Throughout my career I have had a passion for the professional development of both myself and of those who work with, or for me. I am an experienced coach and mentor dating back to my time as a lecturer and director of studies at the University of Cambridge.

I can provide coaching and mentoring services for professions at all levels of your organization as well as tailored training courses in IT, management and project management skills.

I greatly enjoy both coaching, mentoring and small group teaching and get real satisfaction from helping others to deliver their best possible performance.

I can help you to ensure that you achieve maximum return for all levels of your organisation from significant investment in your key resource, your staff.