About Us

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Who is ARK Technology?

The Company

Just like ALDI, the ARK name is made up of the key letters from some very important aspects of the founders life. In the case of ALDI it stands for ALbrecht-DIscount,Albrecht being the surname of the founders. In my case A, R and K are the initials of my three daughters.

The person

I have spent the last 30 plus years working in the IT Industry. I graduated in 1986 with the grand title of BSc(Hons) Electrical & Electronic Engineering and have been a chartered engineer (member of the profession Institute of Engineering & Technology) ever since.

My career has stretched from the beginning of corporate computing. Through the PC years and now into the Internet and Cloud Computing eras. I started as a circuit board designer. Then moved to assembler software coding (at a chip level as microchips hadn’t been invented yet). As processors became ever more powerful I then started writing and designing software systems in C and C++.

Over the years I have kept my technical skills and knowledge up to date, but for the last 15 years (at least) I have been managing IT design, build and implementation, running large scale IT programmes for one of the big 5 global System Integrators – Capgemini.

My work has taken me into many different industry sectors: Utilities, Industrial, Automotive and Government. I’ve worked in several large and small companies and I have worked internationally in South Africa, Germany and the USA.

Even now, after all of those years since my first Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum, I am still fascinated with how computers can be used to enrich our lives, help remove the mundane tasks and communicate globally at the touch of a button. I aim to combine this enlivened enthusiasm with my skills and experiance to date to discover new ways that technology can help people.

You may have guessed from the choice of the name ARK, that my family is my uppermost priority, but when I have a few spare minutes and I am not working, my main hobby is cars. I created ARK Automotive to blog my exploits and to help other enthusiasts who may come across similar situations.

This website

ARK Technology is my business website. It identifies and describes the services I provide to my Clients in and around Stafford. If you are looking for something in the field of technology that I haven’t listed, just ask. If I can’t do I am sure I know someone who can.

Who Am I?

My wife and I have 3 daughters. They used to occupy all of our time, but alas have now grown up and discovered their own lives outside of our family home (apart from one that keeps coming back from Uni).

I have a slightly deranged but very lovable Springer Spaniel that forces me out of the house in all weathers – mainly on Cannock Chase.

One of the sister web sites to this one Ark Motorhomes chronicles some recent adventures in our motorhome which we use to relax and walk the hills with the dog.

You may have guessed from the choice of the name ARK, that my family is my uppermost priority, but when I have a few spare minutes and I am not working, or out in the motorhome, my main hobby is cars. I created the other sister site  ARK Automotive to blog my exploits and to help other enthusiasts who may come across similar situations. I hope you find them all interesting and helpful.

Next Steps…

If you want to know more about how voice assistants like Alexa can be of assistance, have a problem with your existing IT, want help buying / building new IT or need a hand setting up your IT, then get in touch via phone or email.

I’ll be happy to help and will normally be able to give you a good indication of the costs with no obligation to buy, so you can make the right decision.

I am mobile so I can do this at your home if you live in and around the Stafford area, but I’ll never arrive unannounced – always by appointment. Get in touch