The Technology Services division is both a lead and a support for the Group’s activities. It is research-led and acts as a strategic bellwether for service innovation. The team is well-versed in core programming languages such as MySQL, .NET, Visual C#, Microsoft SQL Server, Java, C++ but it also has a strong Open Source capability, especially in support of our Geospatial Services where Linux-based applications development is an area of significant growth.
As one might expect from a research-led operation the Technology Services division is flexible and nimble when it comes to client application development. Finding the best solution for any given project is our only mantra, and we certainly aren’t wedded to, or limited by, a dependency on a particular platform or technology.
In keeping with this flexible and undogmatic approach, all projects are thoroughly interrogated and scoped before any work commences. All clients receive a full report detailing recommendations as to the best solution, and why it is the best, prior to sign off. Then, during project development, a progress report and gap analysis is supplied at regular intervals.
The division will also consider taking on research-based projects for new technologies. Developing proof of concepts either in partnership with, or on behalf of, clients is an area we are keen to explore.