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Zonewide has been providing a professional consulting and development service in London
and the south east UK since 1998. Specialising in Internet technologies we have worked on a
wide array of different products and systems delivering high quality solutions to many
This strong emphasis on quality has meant that Zonewide has worked with household name companies
including Microsoft, Sony and MTV to deliver systems that can handle the most demanding requirements.
The ability to learn quickly and apply new technologies in a systematic and reliable manner
has meant that Zonewide has often worked with leading edge developments pushing the boundries
of what can be done.
If you are looking for experienced help and advise with any or all stages of informations systems development, from
the initial functional spec, through systems architecture planning, graphical and UI design,
installation and configuration, to code delivered to agreed standards and deployment, including support
arrangements, perhaps one of the Zonewide services is the answer. If our practical
experience and ability to produce high quality work with new and emerging information technologies
could be a benefit a project you are involved with, please contact us for more information.
Zonewide's primary purpose is contracting out the services of Paul Wemyss.
A contract is usually negotiated at the beginning of a project for periods of three
months allowing for budgeting. During the contract period Paul Wemyss can attend
your site every business day just like your regular staff providing an in-house
resource for the entire project lifecycle. Short term contracts to help a project
through a critical phase will also be considered.
We feel strongly that one of the main duties
for a good contractor is making sure that knowledge is communicated back properly
through excellent documentation and working with permanent staff for a smooth
Zonewide can also provide freelance ad-hoc consulting and development services.
These will usually be charged at an agreed hourly rate and can cover anything
from telephone consultation through design and systems architecture to
developing custom software or scripts.
These services are usually available in and around London and the south east
of the UK. However, travel offers will be considered as will remote working.
Asside from freelance work Zonewide has been under contract as defined in
the details bellow:
Sony | June 2001- February 2002 | Content Management and XML Development
MTV | January 2001- May 2001 | Content Sharing and XML Development
Online Travel Company | September 2000 - January 2001 | Web Development
Microsoft MSN UK | October 1999 - May 2000 | Development and Operations
Westhill Communications | June 1999 - August 1999 | Web Server Migration
Metropolitan Police Service | February 1998 - May 1999 | Intranet Development and Security
And before the company was incorporated Paul Wemyss held these jobs:
SITA | August 1997 - December 1997 | Systems Administrator, CUTE London Heathrow
NetChannel U.K. Ltd. London | February 1997 - August 1997 | Systems Administrator/Developer
Bellow we try to list some of the many technologies Zonewide has had
practical experience with, first in generic terms then naming
specific brands and standards. This list is by no means complete as we
specialises in new and emerging technologies, and can usually achieve a
result using any systems. We don't claim to know everything about any of
these products or standards, we have used them all and gained a level of
familiarity and also know how to research what we don't know.
Fields of experience
Zonewide has had exposure to many common Internet and intranet protocols,
standards and languages. Web servers and browsers,
file transfer and sharing software, text, audio and
video chat systems. We have worked with various streaming media types and
servers as well as programing the client software for these. We have used
many different operating systems and data storage and retrieval systems
including relational and hierarchical databases. We have used various scripting
languages and automation systems a lot. We have developed bespoke custom software,
sometimes for enterprise scale systems. We have built content management systems
from scratch and used or modified existing commercial products. We have converted
legacy client based applications into web based applications and developed many
new web applications based on business requirements. Zonewide has often had to integrate
legacy or existing software and systems with the new systems being developed.
Our experience also includes using good communication skills to establish a
business requirement, develop this into a functional specification and deliver
concise and useful documentation. Nearly all the projects worked on have required
security planning and has ranged from file permissions and user profiles to encryption
and secure certificates.
Specific brand names and standards used by Zonewide
All versions of Microsoft Windows including servers(Windows NT, Windows 2000 etc.).
MSDOS, Novell, OS/2, Unix, Solaris and Linux.
RDBMS's MSSQL, Sybase, Oracle and MySQL.
Web Servers IIS, HTTPD, WebLogic, Dynamo and Apache.
Content Management Systems (CMS) OpenMarket, SiteServer and custom built systems.
Microsoft .NET Framework C#, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, VB.NET, Web Services, WebForms and WinForms
Java JSP, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE), JavaBeans and JHTML.
Visual Basic VBA, VB, VBScript, Components, COM, DCOM, Win32API Visual InterDev
and FrontPage Extensions.
XML XSL, XSLT, Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), Microsoft Windows Media
Player Guide (WMPG) 'Media Definition Format' files (MDF), Xalan, Xerces and MSXML.
Graphics PhotoShop, Premier, Flash, Bitmap (BMP), JPEG, GIF, animated GIF, Lightwave,
Paint Shop Pro (PSP), Visio and ImageMagick.
Streaming media Real Networks, Real Producer, .RM, .RAM, ShoutCast, Windows Media,
Windows Media Encoder, Windows Media Services and publishing.
Security Microsoft SAM, Windows Domain Security Architecture, Access Control Lists (ACLS),
Profiles, Policies, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL),HTTPS, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and firewalls.
Source control Visual Source Safe (VSS) and CVS.
Server clustering, load balancing, Windows Load Balancing Service (WLBS) and hardware solutions.
Web protocols and standards HTTP, FTP, SMTP, TCP/IP, IP, DNS, IRC, POP3 and NNTP.
Network skills LAN, WAN, ethernet, token ring, optical fibre, Network General Sniffer,
routers and routing.
Scripting Perl, DOS Batch files (.bat,.cmd), VBScript, ASP, JSP and SQL scripts.
Zonewide's rates are open to negotiation. Depending on the nature of the project
we can be flexible on the rate. We like to be involved with new technology
and projects that will provide an intelectual challenge or access to leading
In the case of a contract, often this is dealt with through an agency.
The agency and zonewide will negotiate a contract, and the agency and the
company negotiate a separate contract, with that agency making a profit.
In many cases companies may only deal with particular agencies and some times
the agency may allow the company more lenience in payment times, where we
expect payment within a week of submitting an invoice.
All Zonewide rates can be arranged as an hourly or daily figure.
Contract rates are fixed for
the period of the contract and daily rates are preferred.
For Zonewide's ad-hoc consultation and advise service you will be billed at the
end of each month at an agreed rate. An hourly rate is preferred.
Should Zonewide agree to develop some software working with your company on a
freelance basis rates will be agreed in advance and you will be billed at the end
of each month for the time spent. We will be able to agree in advance to
mutually acceptable time limits for each phase of the development.
There may be cases where Zonewide is able to offer particular custom software or
scripts for a fixed price, payable on delivery.
All Zonewide invoices are payable immediately.
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Telephone +44 (0)20 8 674 6008
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