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 […]

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 […]

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