Sundown 2014 - Postmortem

Sundown 2014 – Postmortem

For 3 days in June, we helped to run Sundown (DemoScene Party) down in sunny Budleigh Salterton. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now in conjunection with Ruairi Fullum (@rc55), Dan Barber (@danbee) and other helpers (Waffle, Ziphoid to name but two). This year was absolutely spot...
We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

Coffee, Coding and Conferences – a story of our winning hackathon entry at PHPUK14.
The Great Gorillas are here!

The Great Gorillas are here!

Look what turned up outside our office in southernhay! Find out more about the Great Gorillas project at www.greatgorillas.org.uk/gorillas
Kris at the SpaceApps Hackathon

Kris at the SpaceApps Hackathon

SpaceApps is a global hackathon run by NASA which took place over the weekend of the 20/21st April 2013. Kris spent the weekend at the Met Office HQ in Exeter, one of 5 UK locations this year.
Innovation Fitness tool goes public

Innovation Fitness tool goes public

We've been working with the University of Exeter's Business School in developing a tool, which helps to evaluate a company’s capabilities based on research by the Centre for Innovation & Service Research.
Kris returns from his trip to Iceland

Kris returns from his trip to Iceland

Kris explores Iceland, sees volcanoes, drinks glacier water, and manages to avoid listening to any Bjork.
Switch support charity trek in aid of CLAPA

Switch support charity trek in aid of CLAPA

Switch System's Jay Bush, and his wife Lisa-Marie took up the challenge of the Nepalese Annapurna Circuit trek just before christmas 2012. We donated £500 to the CLAPA charity, and the pair have raised over £1000 in total. This is the story of their trek.
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A look at what our staff get up to…

The content you see on this site is from the lovely staff of Switch Systems Ltd, so i’m just letting you know that articles written here may not necessarily represent the views of the company as a whole! We hope you enjoy looking around…

Code Club at Exeter Library

* image from TheExeterBlog Earlier on in the summer, Simon Belshaw of Exeter Library contacted me to ask if i would be able to help organise a CodeClub. Code Club is a a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children. I’m a big advocate of promoting STEM subjects, so how could I...
Sundown 2014 - Postmortem

Sundown 2014 – Postmortem

For 3 days in June, we helped to run Sundown (DemoScene Party) down in sunny Budleigh Salterton. We’ve been doing this for a number of years now in conjunection with Ruairi Fullum (@rc55), Dan Barber (@danbee) and other helpers (Waffle, Ziphoid to name but two). This year was absolutely spot on, the atmosphere was buzzing...
Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Gadget Time: My Pebble Smartwatch

Wearable technology has made some huge progress over the past 12 months, with fitness trackers like the Jawbone, FitBit, and SmartWatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Kris manages to track down a Pebble from the USA and shares his experience with it
We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

We won the hackathon at PHP UK Conference 2014!

Coffee, Coding and Conferences – a story of our winning hackathon entry at PHPUK14.

Reducing memory usage on SBS servers

Learn to tune the exchange information store (store.exe) and WSUS databases to reduce the memory footprint on SBS servers

We’re ISO 9001:2008 certified!

After months of hard work from the team, we're now ISO 9001:2008 certified (just in time for Christmas!)

Christmas Opening Hours

Our opening hours over christmas and new years : Closed 24th December, returning to work on the 2nd January (click for more info).

Quick’n’dirty exchange rule for marking .zip attachments as spam.

Setup a quick rule to mark .zip attachments as spam on your Exchange2010 server

How to upgrade Business Contact Manager 2010 to 2013 when the database tool doesn’t work

How to upgrade BCM2010 databases to 2013 manually
Sundown 2013 report

Sundown 2013 report

Kris and Hannah setup infrastructure for Sundown 2013
The Great Gorillas are here!

The Great Gorillas are here!

Look what turned up outside our office in southernhay! Find out more about the Great Gorillas project at www.greatgorillas.org.uk/gorillas
Vagrant - making development life easier!

Vagrant – making development life easier!

Vagrant has been on my radar for a while now (thanks to @jr261) and has been high on my list of things that I must try out. Well, thanks to Jeremy Quinton‘s excellent talk at this years PHP Conference I finally got around to giving it a spin. Overview Vagrant (through the power of virtualisation) ...