August 14th 1995 – 12pm, Arriving at Insider Technologies Limited (ITL)

Exactly 23 years ago, I left Deluxe Data International Operations in August 1995 and then as a Senior Programmer joined a software house in Salford Quays, Manchester called Insider Technologies Limited (ITL). The company was founded in 1989 by Steve Tanham and Jim Chapman. Insider specialised in HPE NonStop software for both monitoring (Reflex) and batch scheduling (MultiBatch) on this this mainframe platform. Insider also provided software (RTLX, Sentra) to enable the monitoring, querying and reporting on the ACI BASE24 Classic ATM / POS application using the transaction log files.

1995 – 2004:

Insider Technologies, Spinnaker Court, Chandlers Point, Salford Quays

As a Senior Programmer, I co-developed a number of platform health, diagnostic plug-in modules for Reflex (also known as Reflex 80:20). These included ‘Console’ for HPE NonStop EMS event viewing and filtering, ‘Status Monitor’ for monitoring HPE NonStop platform components (CPU, Disk, Process, File, MQ, XPNET, TCP/IP to name but a few) and ‘Service Monitor’ for building multi-line, rule based analysis of grouped HPE NonStop components to ascertain overall application / service health. Read more…

Project Management Forum | PRINCE2 Agile SCRUM Kanban ITIL Lean | Manchester Liverpool Lancashire UK

A few years ago I set-up a Project Management group on LinkedIn for the North West area of the UK. We now have nearly 2,500 members and growing. Here is the link.