Welcome

Welcome to the Deviousweb –  This is my personal brain dump, covering IoT, Automation, Office 365, Azure AD, Intune and webhosting.

A little about me:

My first exposure to computers was a Commodore PET we had at school, I was serving detention at the time for an amusing incident involving a dropped coke can, the Head Master and a poorly judged opening of said can… It was also the date of the very first Space Shuttle launch on 12th April 1981

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This gave me a grounding in the BASIC programming language and a thirst for knowledge. In the same year, Acorn released the BBC Microcomputer and I spent many, many hours programming this machine and going into Dixons to play tricks on the staff who at the time were so computer illiterate it was almost embarrassing.

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From there I progressed through various platforms – The ZX81, C64, Amstrad CPC464 , Dragon, Spectrum, Sharp MZ80, then leaping onto the Atari ST and the Commodore Amiga, of which I owned every variant except the 2000, running a BBS from the cupboard under the stairs and acting as the East Midlands FIDONET email hub. I flirted briefly with running a Public Domain Library and releasing my own software for  Amiga BBS systems. Following this I moved on to the Intel Platform with an Amstrad PC1640, learning Pascal and ANSI C, before moving into a support role with Perot Systems. This saw me traveling a great deal working for many clients such as Bank of Ireland, East Midlands Electricity, Quintiles, and Innovex. I left there in 2005 to work for a St Neots based company MASS, working on various projects for the Military and BSF which saw a complete IT fit out of various schools and UTCs, and then on to a role as an Infrastructure Design Authority for CGI. I have also worked with Serco as a Solution Architect. Recently, I have attained Togaf Certified status.

As well as TOGAF, I hold ITIL and several Microsoft Qualifications and have been a register MCP/MCSE since 1998.

My interests have always had a heavy bias towards computing and I enjoying playing with bleeding edge tech, whether it be the latest beta or some edgy hardware, and champion the uptake of emerging technology where I see a benefit to our business. My current focus is on leveraging AI for my customers, expect to see some blog posts on that in the near future!

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