I provide computer consultancy, development, training and support.
I develop mobile apps and desktop systems and can provide analysis, design, development and help with implementation, training and change management.
Not only can I provide bespoke training, but can also deliver training and support in MS Office and multimedia improving collaboration and productivity.
I provide support helping to solve hardware, network and software issues or implementing new hardware or software systems including analysis and procurement.
My website development specialisation is web/mobile app data solutions.
With over 25 years experience in these types of roles, I have a track record of success both internationally and at home.
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Bede Key Location
84 Southwick Rd, Bournemouth BH6 5PU, UK
Bede Key Q&A
What do you love most about your job?
I love the challenge of solving a problem and get great satisfaction in providing elegant solutions. An elegant solution is one which is fully functional and implemented, to purpose, simple to use and cost effective.
I have provided IT support and training for over 25 years, since the early days of desktop computing, helping people to move forward with their work, alleviating some of the frustration of having to work with devices that often defy logic.
What inspired you to start your own business?
I have run my own IT support businesses in the UK and Bhutan, this being my third occasion, interleaved between experience working for humanitarian organisations in Bhutan, Thailand and The Netherlands.
Running my own business is simply in my make-up.
Why should our clients choose you?
I migrated from engineering into IT through interest when PCs were just beginning to replace typewriters, ledgers and calculators and have a track record of implementing lasting systems on platforms new and old.
I am very personable and a great communicator and will not try to blind you with technology. My success in multilingual organisation, with English largely as a second language, demonstrates my ability to communicate technically at all levels and across cultures.
I am determined to provide a service which leaves customers with a warm feeling, which is why I love my work.
Bede Key Services
Network, Database and IT Support
Have provided Network, Database and IT Support as an IT Consultant in the UK and Bhutan and while employed for two International NGOs in Thailand and The Netherlands.
Have provided computer training in MS Office and common multimedia software as well as training in bespoke applications, both as a consultant and while employed. Have trained in multicultural environments and have travelled through Bhutan providing training for government officials and staff of NGOs working in Bhutan.
Mobile Software Development
Have developed a series of utility apps for all common mobile platforms with over 8 million paid and free downloads. Also developed apps for specific purposes including for an FAO (UN Agency) sponsored project.
General Software development
Been developing medium sized data systems since 1992 including for the government of Bhutan and International NGOs. These include project monitoring and evaluation, document sharing, data analysis, retail and salary systems.
Have set up Wordpress and Google Sites websites, but specialize in mobile app/web data connected solutions using PHP.
From August 2009 to present.
Developed a series of over 1000 utility apps for smartphones and tablets, Apple iOS, Android, Windows Phone (Objective C, Java, C# and VB) with more than 8 million downloads.
Communications and IT Manager
From July 2005 to June 2009.
Managed Communications programme, including annual planning, budgeting and reporting to stakeholders and donors. Designed, developed and implemented Planning, M&E and Management Information System. Storing qualitative and quantitative indicators, linked to accounts, contacts database and documents (Access/VBA/SQL) Manager of IT network, help desk, IT strategy and procurement. Manager for the documentation centre (library) and responsible for institutional knowledge management and communications policy. Responsible for web updates and strategic outreach materials including publications, electronic newsletters and annual reports. Filmed and produced 6 short thematic documentaries.
Computer Systems Manager
From September 2001 to June 2005.
Designed, tested and implement a Monitoring and Evaluation and Management Information System for strategic planning, M&E, document management - integrated with accounting software (Navision) for project budget management. Reduced the IT overhead by Euro100,000 per year. Manager of IT help desk, IT strategy and procurement. Managed network, Exchange server, Web Server and SQL Server Implemented live internet based video broadcasting system for seminars.
From November 1998 to August 2001.
Founded first private IT Training Institute in Bhutan (VIT). Developed training materials, organized workshops and trained over 500 professionals and school leavers in business applications. Registered by the Association of Computer Professionals.
From July 1994 to October 1998.
Provided IT support to local businesses IT Trainer for Business English language School Developed point of sale and stock control system for retail outlets.
Department of Education, Bhutan
From June 1992 to June 1994.
Computerized Education Central Stores and the Procurement section for the Department of Education, in Bhutan, including design, development, implementation, maintenance and training. Also provided IT support on a needs basis due to lack of local support capacity.
From April 1991 to May 1992.
Administration and quality control for graphic design start-up company
Assistant to the Production Director
From July 1989 to February 1991.
Production scheduling, logistics and quality control for textile manufacturer
From September 1987 to July 1989.
Production scheduling, stores management and logistics for textile manufacturer.
PGS Certification App and Website
Contracted by FAO (UN Agency) to developed an Android app for the certification of organic produce in developing countries. Through the app agricultural extension workers record photographically farmer's practices for the Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS), a locally focused quality assurance system. Also developed an accompanying website, connected to the app, for log on verification, uploading records and managing accounts and displaying photographic evidence.
Developed a statistical soil analysis application for a European Union project in Bhutan. The system provisioned for data entry, statistical analysis and reporting. Later added a micro-biology module for detailed analysis.
Department of Industry Licence System
Developed a system for maintaining and reporting licencing records for the Department of Industry in Bhutan. The project was funded by the Danida.
Geology and Mines Division Royalties System
Developed a system for maintaining and reporting mining royalty records for licensed mining companies in Bhutan. The project was funded by the Danida.
Irrigation Estimation System
Developed a system for calculating estimates for irrigation systems in Bhutan. The project was funded by the an EU project.
Department of Agriculture IT Training Programme
Developed training materials and conducted MS Office training in 6 districts for around 100 government staff attached to the Ministry of Agriculture in Bhutan. The project was funded by an EU project.
CTA Salary Programme
Developed and maintained a system for calculating and issuing salaries and payments for staff at CTA. The application calculates retrospective salary differences for back dated promotions and living cost adjustments annually. Although the system was developed while working for CTA I have continued to support and update the system with new salary adjustment and perform detailed salary difference analysis since leaving CTA in 2005.
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Bede Key provides the following services:
- Web Development
- Mobile Software Development
- Computer Lessons
- General Software development
- Data backup
- Network Infrastructure
- Database Development
- Database security
- Hardware Infrastructure
- Network Installation and Cabling
- Network security
- Network, Database and IT Support
- Overall System Security
- Software testing