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Welcome to the Mike Roberts Technology Blog

Welcome to the Mike Roberts Technology Blog. Click on the menu button to open the side navigation menu. Here you will find some random musings from me, an IT professional from the UK. I am a self confessed geek and I love all things technologoical! Here I blog about topics I encounter in my professional and personal life.

The main topic areas on this website / blog are free-to-air television (Freeview, Freesat and Generic Satellite), Consumer Technology (mainly Apple, home entertainment and home automation) and ITIL Capacity Management.

In my professional life, I work as an IT Capacity Manager for a large (650+ staff) software development company in Manchester.Working in the Service Management Team, reporting to the Head of Service Management with a dotted line to the Head of Technology, I ensure that there is adequate IT capacity to meet required levels of service, and that senior IT management is correctly advised on how to match capacity and demand and to ensure that use of existing capacity is optimised.

I have worked in IT for over 10 years since graduating with my degree in Network & Communication Systems. I have worked in companies who provide software for the Police, NHS and MOD as well as for one of the largest manufacturing companies in world. In a number of roles including network engineering, IT Systems Administration, ITIL Incident Management, Change Management, Service Delivery Management and most recently Capacity Management.

In my personal life, I am the dad to a cheeky little two year old and been married to my long suffering wife for 5 years now. When not in work I can often be seen in the pub, museums, motor race track and frequently with my family at the zoo.

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