31 May 2017

Not resting on your laurels

Joseph Bazalgette was, in my opinion, an amazing engineer and a visionary. If you don’t know who he is, let me elucidate. In the 1800s, London’s raw sewage flowed through the streets and into the Thames creating unsanitary living conditions for the poor and a terrible smell for everyone. Bazalgette was the man who designed […]

27 April 2017

What do users really think about your software?

My journey in the tech industry came from a combined interest in learning to code, and my lifelong passion for writing. While writing comes naturally to me, design regrettably does not. Nonetheless, this journey has led me into the world of design through the eyes of a user. More specifically, I’ve found myself involved in […]

22 March 2017

Future of the Mobile World

I work for Yotta as a Mobile Applications Developer, creating Asset Management Software for mobile devices. When you make software for mobile devices you need to be extra careful, and consider many factors like battery life, processing power, offline functionality, and the use of limited resources. However, year after year, month after month, there are […]

30 November 2016

What Motivates You?

I work in Yotta’s Professional Services Team as a Consultant supporting local authorities achieve best practice in Asset Management. My background of working in a local authority has given me experience in the difficulties that face our local councils. Two years ago, I started my Masters in Highway Engineering Management at Brighton University and now […]

27 October 2016

Perspectives of quality

Whilst working within Local Government, the Asset Management team sought partners to undertake surveys, to supply asset management software and to provide consultancy services; nothing extraordinary, so why on many occasions were Yotta the provider of choice? The decisions to engage providers took into account not only the price of products and services but importantly, also […]

30 September 2016

Team Tools and Jedi Mind Tricks

Software Development Manager, I am. Experiences to share, I have. Over the last 6 years I have seen Yotta’s development team change from a traditional waterfall driven, desktop client focused sweatshop, to a sleek and sophisticated service and web based software provider for infrastructure asset management (managed to fit all the buzzwords in that powerhouse of […]

25 August 2016

Travelling the length and breadth of the country – without leaving the office chair

Last week my pub quiz team won the quiz for the first time by one question. I will ask you this question now and at the end of the blog I will tell you the answer. What is the colour of a road stud on the right edge of a motorway or dual carriageway? I […]

21 July 2016

Attaining “Social Value” in Highways Procurement

I have been the Surveying Account Manager for Yotta for the past 18 months having originally joined the company over 4 years ago as a Highways Surveyor.  In my time at the company, my role has developed from delivery of our Asset Inventory video surveys to the day to day contract and account management of […]

30 June 2016

Developing Personas

I work in Yotta’s in-house development team as a UX Designer, working on software design, user experience and testing. Within my field of work, I have to gain a detailed understanding of our users, so I can help create a product offering that is best suited to their needs. One of the key ingredients that […]

27 May 2016

Keep to the plan

I am the Head of Consulting and Support at Yotta and have been managing teams for the delivery of computer systems for over twenty years. One of the questions I often get asked is “why some projects fail?” To be honest there is no easy answer to that question as projects fail for a variety […]

28 April 2016

Creative approaches to asset management

I’m a GIS Technician approaching my 4th year in the highways industry and at Yotta. Over the course of this time, I’ve come up with many innovative ways to use GIS to enable customers to manage their assets better. GIS has an extremely broad reach within the highways industry, from simple creating a visualisation of […]

29 March 2016

To err is human…but to really foul things up, you need a computer

I’m a software developer with over 20 years of experience developing games, apps and cloud services, and in that time I’ve seen a lot of bugs. I thought it would be fun then to share a little of what’s going on behind the scenes, for example when your app “needs to restart”, or things are […]

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