Ben Summers

Freelance IT consultant

My company, ONEIS, helps organisations solve complex information challenges. We've developed a novel information management platform which handles that messy "real world information" you find in a business.

I've been blogging about technical matters: Ben Summers' blog


I specialize in solving tricky problems for smaller companies, making IT work for my clients.

I take the time to understand the needs of your business and produce a solution which provides real and measurable benefits.

Nothing I do is ordinary. We work together to solidify what you need and what you want to achieve, and I then do whatever is necessary to meet your objectives.

Talk to me about a burning issue you need solving, a product idea you have but don't know how to produce, or how you can use IT to achieve a business goal.

Clients and technologies

I don't have a typical client, and I certainly don't have a list of technologies I work with.

I believe every problem is unique, and to get the best solution I need to select the best technology.

Example projects

  • Web based delivery of a scheduling and office management product
  • Interactive social web site
  • Custom graphics for instructional Poker DVDs
  • Multi-site document management system for an environmental consultancy
  • Automated data management and backup system supporting multiple offices
  • Online videos and e-commerce
  • High-availability networks for internet telecoms


In addition to working with clients, I've found the time to work on a few projects of my own.

SpotMeta extends Spotlight in Mac OS X Tiger. SpotMeta enables users to add custom definition tags, category information, and annotations to files or folders to improve searchability.
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Box Backup
Box Backup is an open source, completely automatic on-line backup system for UNIX. All data is encrypted, and it makes efficient use of bandwidth by uploading only the changes within files.
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Ignite: Web graphics
Ignite is a web graphics optimisation application for Windows. It cuts web graphics down to size for fast downloads, and is available for free download and use.
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About Ben

I've been working in IT for over twelve years, the vast majority as a freelancer.

I started off in web development as the web was beginning to take hold. I was one of the very first people in the UK to build interactive web sites, and I've been getting the most out of the web for clients ever since.

I've branched out into other areas as my interests, opportunities and clients necessitated. I've developed desktop applications, built large-scale servers, and used more computer platforms than I care to count.

But it's not about the technology. It's about building things for people which make their lives easier and help their businesses prosper.




Getting in touch

To discuss a project, send me an email, or give me a call on 07773 329966.

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(c) Ben Summers, 2003 — 2011
All enquiries, email [email protected] / 07773 329966