We’re an IT company: you’d expect us to say that we take information security seriously – and we do.
We don’t think you should have to take our word for it, so back in 2014 we embarked upon the journey to certification under ISO27001:2013, the Information Security standard. We examined, refined, documented and tested every aspect of Information Security, both within Tiger Computing and extending to how we manage and support our clients’ systems. In May 2015, we put ourselves to the test. We were independently audited and were assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of ISO27001:2013.
It means that you can rest assured that we take Information Security seriously; that we will continue to refine and improve our Information Security policies; and that we will be independently audited annually to confirm that we are maintaining the required high standards of ISO27001:2013.
We will continue to grow our support, management and monitoring infrastructure to ensure that our clients have the very best availability of your systems – and we’ll continue building our team of the best Linux experts in the UK.
MANAGING DIRECTORREAD BIO
Keith is an award winning entrepreneur who has worked in the IT industry since 1980. Excited and intrigued by Linux, he followed its development throughout the 1990s, using it within the workplace from time to time.
By the end of that decade, it became apparent that Linux had much to offer businesses. Quite apart from the zero licence cost, the Open Source philosophy would also be good for businesses. He set about researching how to help businesses make the most of Linux, and Tiger Computing was the result.
Today, Keith is still a keen Linux advocate, but he takes the view that, for most businesses, Linux is merely a means to an end. The starting point has to be the business requirements, not the technical solution.
Outside of work, Keith plays with aeroplanes, gliders (he’s a qualified gliding instructor and examiner) and his nine-going-on-fifteen-years-old daughter. One takes far more time than the other two combined.
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGERREAD BIO
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Cecilia has been a member of the Tiger Computing management team since 2004, and manages the implementation of technical projects.
Cecilia’s role within the world of Linux is a far cry from her roots, which saw her early interest in animal behaviour culminate in a Biology degree from Oxford University followed by a PhD in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and a successful 12 years working as an applied ethologist across the world.
Her move from academia to the business world saw Cecilia join the team at Tiger Computing, where she has been busy applying her scientific background and animal behaviour skills to business problems ever since. A previous enthusiast of the Mac OS operating system, Cecilia is now a true Linux convert and is immensely proud of the Tiger Computing team, not only for its collective wealth of Linux expertise, but for the passion each and every member has for its clients.
When not in the office, Cecilia is often found riding her horses or attempting to recreate a little outpost of her native Sweden in the Forest of Dean.
SENIOR TECHNICAL ARCHITECTREAD BIO
SENIOR TECHNICAL ARCHITECT
Chris has made a hobby of computers since he was 12, got his first taste for Linux in 1998 and has been using it ever since. He grew up in the sunny South of France in a half Polish and half Yorkshire household, and returned to his roots to go to the University of Huddersfield and take a Computer Science degree.
During his course Chris met his wife-to-be, spent his sandwich year at Oracle working with their Web Applications Support team and came out the other end with a First Class degree. He then moved to Devon, where he has been a Linux Systems Administrator, before heading to Monmouth to join Tiger Computing.
In his spare time he enjoys walking his dog, doing Open Source development work and slaying hordes of zombies in computer games.
“Tiger Computing really is a great place to work. Every day brings new challenges to sink your teeth into: we have quite a mixture of clients in various fields and their requirements are all different. We’re a great little tight-knit team and it’s always fun to work together to solve a problem or design a new system for a client.”
SENIOR SUPPORT CONSULTANTREAD BIO
SENIOR SUPPORT CONSULTANT
Jonathan originally trained in technical theatre, but took a sharp left turn into IT – first with a leading ISP in the City, and then with both state and private school network management.
He became a Debian Developer in 2010 and holds a variety of hats in that project, including Release Assistant. Joining Tiger Computing has given him the opportunity to specialise in this field whilst remaining true to his core values of freedom, education and collaboration.
Jonathan never lost his love for theatre and can often be found in dark corners of venues all over the Midlands.
“Working at Tiger Computing really is as interesting as it sounds – if you can stand the pace! It’s a small company so I get a big say in how we do things, and there’s always someone ready to help out when I need a hand. We don’t just fix things – we build some pretty cool infrastructure for our clients too, and I love the challenge of getting that just right.”
SUPPORT CONSULTANTREAD BIO
Having cut his teeth building and maintaining AIX, SunOs and Novell environments, Tim has since worked as a Linux Systems Administrator for a diverse range of companies, from banks to Internet startups in London, Southampton and The Netherlands. He is a committed Open Source and privacy advocate.
When not making computers do things, Tim enjoys playing Table Top RPGs, Software Defined Radio, Science Fiction, Hiking and patiently explaining how Emacs is superior to Vim in every way that’s useful.
“A combination of exciting technology and Very Smart People makes working at Tiger a fantastic experience.”
SYSTEMS PROGRAMMERREAD BIO
Jack is a Computer Science student from the University of Bath currently on a 15 month long placement with Tiger Computing.
Jack can usually be found several pages deep in documentation scratching his head, whilst jamming away to music. He still can’t believe he actually gets paid to work with Linux and write Python on a daily basis.
In his spare time (when not writing code), Jack enjoys playing the guitar and is learning French (albeit very amateurish in both categories). He is also an avid reader.
With a passion for Linux and Free Software, Jack hopes to become a regular contributor to Open Source projects in the near future, including contributing back to some of the software projects he uses on a daily basis.
After completing his placement Jack hopes to return to University to finish his degree. He looks forward to never having to submit coursework or take exams ever again.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGERREAD BIO
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kevin is an ex-rugby-playing Nuclear Physicist who has evolved alongside the IT industry over the past 30-odd years. He has surfed many of the industry’s hype-curves and kept his balance – most of the time – by staying focused on achieving value and outcomes for clients.
From building and leading project and consulting teams , Kevin earned the stripes that led to him managing businesses and clients across the globe. He learnt how to translate between emerging technologies and real business needs early on – and makes sure that everyone he engages with understands what’s really going on – and can explain it to him.
Having raised two children into twenty-somethings, Kevin and his wife now meander the countryside on his motorbike, seeking out new experiences and fine dining to enjoy. Or just watching sports, as energy dictates.
JUNIOR SUPPORT CONSULTANTREAD BIO
JUNIOR SUPPORT CONSULTANT
Seb spent almost a decade in universities before Linux transitioned from a hobby for fun to a hobby he gets a paycheck for. Seb put on his first Linux hat as a voluntary Ubuntu administrator helping jobseekers and soon discovered the joys of using the terminal. The purchase of his first Raspberry Pi to stream media started a trend that is getting out of hand.
An award-winning academic who has presented at international conferences, Seb has studied law, criminology and forensic psychology. After his M.Sc, he spent some time developing offender prioritisation systems. Seb is currently writing his Ph.D thesis in digital environment interactions. This has ruined his enjoyment of video games.
“I came to Tiger Computing because I enjoy solving problems, and Linux is my tool of choice for solving IT problems. Working here is great because I’m part of a highly capable team providing technically excellent solutions to business problems”.
IN CHARGE OF HEARINGREAD BIO
IN CHARGE OF HEARING
Woof, I’m Rhys. I’m a – hang on, someone’s moved my tennis ball – anyway, I’m a Hearing Dog. Note the capitals. Hard work getting them.
I am Cecilia’s Ears, figuratively speaking. She’s deaf, you see. So I’m there, on the case, listening for door bells, kitchen timers and smoke alarms, keeping her appraised of developments. So many sounds. I quite like The Eagles and a bit of Steely Dan, but I don’t need to tell her about those.
I love Linux, apparently, although I’d rather spend my time cataloguing and arranging my bone collection and chasing tennis balls. Very partial to tennis balls, did I mention that? Oh, and despite the name, there are no tigers here at all. Odd.
Anyway, I’m a chocolate Labrador. You should have seen me when I was a puppy! Adorable or what! Still pretty pretty, even if I do say it myself. Sleek, in a kind of sophisticated way, if you know what I mean.
D’ya like the red collar? I can’t make up my mind. I think it brings out my fur tone nicely, but I wish they’d cut that bit off the end.
Oh, it says here I have to mention what my hobbies are. Well, I enjoy dreaming, accompanied by vigorous twitching, and it’s nice to have a paddle in the Wye of a lunchtime. I have a toy monkey that I’m very fond of, but I think the ultimate pleasure is standing in the garden with a tennis ball in my mouth and (can I say “peeing” here? No?), er, waiting.
So that’s me. Will you throw my tennis ball for me?
“I’ve been faced with knowing more than the tech guys many times in the past, but never with Tiger Computing.
Everything is always done, and done very well.”