31 01, 2013

Off The Rails

By |2019-04-16T11:23:35+00:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Company News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

For those of you who have worked with us, or have simply visited our website, you will know that Transportation, and the Rail Industry in particular, is our main market. However, we have been looking to widen our field of interest and I'd like to mention a few projects that we are currently working on that fall into what you might describe as Finance, Nuclear and Telecoms.

12 12, 2012

The Hazards of Updating Legacy Systems

By |2019-04-16T11:23:42+00:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: Articles, Blog Posts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

There is, of course, only one real hazard - to fix a bug or make an enhancement and, in so doing, to introduce a new problem. The problem usually manifests itself in an area far away from where the changes have been made and so are easily overlooked. A disaster that will damage reputations!

22 11, 2012

Custom vs. COTS

By |2019-04-16T11:23:46+00:00November 22nd, 2012|Categories: Blog Posts|Tags: , |0 Comments

What’s the best way to achieve all of the requirements of your new system? Should you go down the bespoke route and develop custom built hardware and software that fits the bill perfectly, or should you go for Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware and software and maybe compromise on some of the non-functional requirements? Zircon has been involved in both camps and has formed the following views.