The A-Team


In 2014 one of Cornwall’s brightest and skilled technical management talents was sent to a secure location near Bodmin for daring to have views that challenged the fragile status quo of the technology sector in the county. Shortly after that he disappeared.

Today, he is still working to undermine the established traditional thinking around technology services and how to supply them, he is a quick thinker, in possession of a rare power to prevent problems BEFORE they happen, and incredibly reasonably priced to boot!

If you have a problem, are unhappy everyone is telling you the same old thing, and if you can find him….maybe you can hire the A-Team


I was once told that customers/clients need to have two things before you can get to work with them. They need you to tell them that something will eventually fail, and quite possibly fail spectacularly and the second is that that thing needs to happen.

The logic being that you would then get to swoop in all white knight like and promise them it’ll never happen again, not as long as you’re on the case.

I gotta tell you I’m just not impressed by that idea. And you shouldn’t be either.

Is it so hard to understand/convey that my firm, Aurumtech work differently? Taking time and effort to understand your business and your technology and in so doing come into contact with the early warning signs for these problems and offer you the choice to put in place preventative fixes to either stop the problem happening, or at the very least lessen its impact significantly.

Let’s take an example, we all know the “eggs in one basket” scenario, well how about the local creative firm who put all of their faith in one supplier for their data. All files held in the cloud and they’re reasonably secure right?


Down goes the supplier’s servers, that’s a shock, they didn’t have redundancy, resiliency or any other scary technical IT things, well alright then, but at least they’ll have a working backup?

NO? Three months? That’s the best you can do?

Stop and think for a minute………how would you cope if you lost the last three months digital records? Businesses have crashed and burned to ash for less.

Would it offend if that problem could have been overcome by a relatively simple (and reasonably priced) hardware solution installed in their office?

I know of at least two companies that would probably be very upset to hear that – for two different reasons.

A visit from the A-Team would have highlighted this “issue” and led to the very pertinent question being asked, “You don’t hold a current, local, working backup then?”

Different to a “backup”, a current and local backup would have meant that in a relatively short space of time (if nothing was in place 24-48 hours maximum) more or less normal service could have been resumed, instead of a very messy and embarrassing case of falling on the sword.

Too many IT firms will sell TO you and head off into the sunset. What I want to do with Aurumtech is become a partner with you, and support your business, but not by REACTING.

The example above has left a much more fragile company that was there before, overly backup conscious which actually CAN be a bad thing (there’s a risk that if a future failure occurs they simply be lost in so many backups they won’t know which one to use) and an inherent distrust for technical firms in general, not particularly ideal when you really do need at least one to properly advise you.

Please just don’t wait for things to fail. Speak to your current provider and get them to tell you how best to protect your business.

If you’re not happy with the response then come and speak to me, I’m confident we can alert you to a problematic scenario before a catastrophe occurs, and that will give you some time to actually do something about it.

Owning IT needn’t be a constant rollercoaster of fear, pain and infrequent, often ill-thought through pleasure. Having a strategy and knowing where things are going and planning for future changes are not things that are exclusive to much larger corporate firms – Aurumtech can help.

If you can find us* 🙂

(*You can find the A-Team at, please note, van not included!)

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