Category: IT outsourcing services

Top IT challenges for the oil and gas industry

Date: June 9, 2017   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

The main IT challenges for the oil and gas industry relate to the amount of data that is routinely produced, and by the fact that the work crosses borders around the world.


The amount of data produced by exploration and production (E&P) companies is huge. The geological and geophysical […]


Keep your IT infrastructure up-to-date

Date: April 27, 2017   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

IT Infrastructure- Lumina Technologies

How many times have you heard the phrase, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? In most aspects of life, it makes perfect sense financially and in terms of sustainability.

However, when it comes to IT, after around five years, your seemingly unbroken IT infrastructure may appear not to need […]


Introducing Ash

Date: March 6, 2017   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

Ash Vekaria Service Delivery Manager- Lumina

We have a new member of the Lumina family. Ash Vekaria is our new Service Delivery Manager, a new role we created to help us enhance our offering and make sure we continue to deliver exceptional levels of service to all our clients.

Ash’s objectives are very clear – to […]


IT outsourcing vs in-house IT department

Date: February 2, 2017   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

IT Outsourcing - Lumina Technologies

Having an in-house IT department is a good idea for some companies – your own dedicated experts will be in the same building and will be able to build up an in-depth understanding of the nature of your work and your company culture. They will build up relationships with other […]


Patch management

Date: January 10, 2017   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

Patch Management - Lumina Technologies

A survey of IT professionals undertaken last year showed more than half of them struggle to keep up with patch management. Because of the sheer volume of updates, more than 60% reported they sometimes have difficulties knowing which patches need to be applied to which system, leading to confusion over […]


Balancing your IT budget in the wake of Microsoft’s 22% price rises

Date: December 28, 2016   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

IT Budget - Lumina Technologies

As a result of the slump in Sterling after the Brexit vote, Microsoft announced it will be increasing the cost of using Azure and Office 365, its cloud platforms, by 22% from 1 January 2017. Microsoft will also raise the price of standard software licencing by 13% as a consequence […]


The stages of small business success

Date: December 20, 2016   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

SME Success - Lumina Tech

There are now over five and a half million small companies trading in the UK (over a million more than were trading in 2010), with government figures showing that SMEs now make up 99% of the country’s businesses.

Whilst the nature of every small business can vary enormously, the progression […]


Why only a third of IT projects succeed

Date: December 13, 2016   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

It projects - Lumina Technologies

The latest and rather sobering industry statistics about IT projects show that 18% fail completely, 39% of them succeed, and 43% are only partially successful because they’re  either late, over budget, not completed to the agreed specifications, or a mixture of the three.

Interestingly, size does matter in these situations. […]


Introducing Helen and Emma

Date: November 21, 2016   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

Helen McBarnet - Lumina Technologies

We would like to introduce you to two new faces at Lumina headquarters.
Firstly, to Helen McBarnet, our new Sales Director.
Previously the branch manager for a London lettings agency, Helen took time out to raise a family, but now the children are at school, she will be helping […]


Lumina Technologies has moved!

Date: September 13, 2016   |   Author: Richard McBarnet

Lumina Technologies Cake

Over the weekend, Lumina Technologies moved offices… although we did not move far. We are just a couple of roads away, but it is already making a world of difference to us as our MD, Richard McBarnet explains:

“Our new office is a breath of fresh air! Now when we […]