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 […]

17 February 2016

Adventure into the Cloud

Moving to the cloud Among other tech buzz phrases, “Moving to the cloud” is now a widespread practice both in the workplace and at home. As Yotta’s in-house Technical Author, I recently had the chance to shop around for new help authoring tools, and decided to transition to a cloud-based software. When I first discovered […]

26 January 2016

New Year | New Yotta

Now that the festive period has drawn to a close and 2016 is well under way, it is apparent that Nick’s excellent team speech at the annual Company Meeting has inspired us all. I find myself fascinated now, more than ever by the work and services that Yotta provide. As I sat in the office […]

17 December 2015

‘Tis the Season

Most people work in an office environment, 9 to 5 at the same desk, surrounded by the same people. For some they spend more hours with their work colleagues than with family or friends. For this reason it is important to develop a positive relationship with colleagues. As we fall into the most festive time […]

30 November 2015

Adept with Data

I visited the ADEPT (Association Of Directors Of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) earlier this month. Although we have sponsored the event for a couple of years, this was my first visit to the event and due to the feedback from colleagues who had previously attended, my expectations of the event, and its relevancy to […]

26 October 2015

Recruiting Top Talent

With the press filled with news about the ‘top tech’ companies and all the brilliant ‘perks’ of working for them, recruiting and managing technical and commercial talent in the UK technology & software industry often comes with conflicting ideas. While in many cases we would love to follow the ideologies of Netflix, Apple or Google […]

30 September 2015

A new job, new industry and a new perspective

I joined Yotta in the middle of June, coming from an education background. Since then it has been a crash course in everything highways and asset management. Leaving a profession congested with acronyms, I somehow managed to enter one with a plethora of its own. Having to quickly get to grips with what RCI, HRA, […]

25 August 2015

Are you an Engineer, or a Data Manager?

For anyone in Highways Civil or Electrical Engineering over the age of 30, when you joined the profession it was all about the technical discipline. You could recite bituminous mixture specifications in your sleep, or could wax lyrical on the difference between luminance and illuminance. Maintenance of the asset was a simple job. If something […]

27 July 2015

Unlocking the Incentive Fund

For several years now, there has been a growing movement from the Department for Transport (DFT) to encourage local authorities to adopt sound asset management practices. The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme has provided substantial direction to help local authorities in this endeavor including the Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Guidance. The next step in this asset […]

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