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London (Administration & Registered Office):
Goblin Computing Ltd
Tower 42 - Level 7
25 Old Broad Street
Newcastle upon Tyne (Research, Development & Hosting):
Goblin Computing Ltd
i6, Office 19
6 Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0845 867 6941 (Reception)
Tel: 0191 432 4101 (DDI)
Welcome to Goblin Computing
Goblin Computing is a privately owned company formed in 2004. Our mission is simple. To bring relevant and customer oriented products and services to our clients to increase their efficiency and profitability.
Furthermore, at Goblin Computing, we do not believe our role ends at the completion of a system, rather, instead of treating each system as a one-off-sale, we view the delivery of a system as the start of a long-term business relationship which our clients can use to maintain a leading edge over their competitors. We will continue to listen to our client's ever changing environment and demands, and will offer solutions to adapt and integrate systems to cope with these new demands.
In 2008 Goblin Computing achieved accreditation as a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.
Goblin Computing is, at its core, an independent software house, developing software primarily based upon Microsoft.NET technologies. Our developers have worked with Microsoft .NET technologies since their first release, and currently work with the latest .NET technologies, although we can also support/maintain or migrate older legacy systems written in early .NET versions and/or VB6.
In addition we also offer hosting services to our clients for their systems. At present we do not provide hosting facilities for the general public, however, we will tailor a hosting package for businesses upon request, and for bespoke work involving hosted elements, we will design a hosting platform specially for your system, whether that be hosted by your company, or by Goblin Computing in one or both of our hosting centres.
Goblin Computing owns its own private cloud infrastructure, and can build solutions targeted at private, public (Azure/AWS) or hybrid cloud environments.
With a business based on the idea where niche products or services are in huge demand, perhaps your company is experiencing an incredible rise in demand and the standard ‘off-the-shelf’ software package is struggling to keep up. This is where Goblin Computing can help.
Technical staff involved from the beginning
Time spent in the early specification stage is rarely wasted: discussions which take place then can shape the entire application.
State of the art technologies
Our developers have been involved in the industry for over 15 years, and in particular, with Microsoft .NET technologies since its first release. For this reason, we tend to tailor our solutions to Microsoft based technologies.
In particular, we currently work with the following technology stacks:
- Microsoft .NET 4.6 (primarily in C#.NET), including both
- ASP.NET MVC 5 for web based development, and
- WPF for desktop application development
- Microsoft Azure / Amazon Web Services
- XML/SOAP, REST and JSON based Web Services
- Microsoft SQL Server 2014
- Windows Workflow
- Distributed systems including various service bus, caching and application frameworks.
- Messaging technologies including MSMQ, RabbitMQ and WebSphere MQ.
- Sharepoint Server
Web Service based technologies
Web services are a major key to scalable, distributed systems. The proper use of them can allow a variety of technologies to be used to give a flexible efficient system. A good example is a system split over multiple offices with complex data and processing requirements.
In this case, a good distributed system around a central server using either webservices or broker services such as Biztalk to collate data (and potentially feed a public website), with offline capable WinForms applications can provide a much more ideal solution to a totally web based solution. In this area, Goblin Computing offer a great deal of experience and expertise in designing and developing solutions to satisfy these requirements.
For online, web or web service based solutions, we can not only develop the solution, but also offer a hosting and maintenance agreement for the web based portion of the solution. On all solutions of this nature, we will offer both a self-hosted and a Goblin Computing Hosted solution which you will find very competitive with other hosting providers.
If you have an existing website we can also help. We have our own state-of-the-art servers in London, England and Vienna, Austria, which provide excellent up-time. This is combined with domain registration and management, SSL certificate provisioning, and email hosting with the option of either standard POP3/IMAP or Exchange mailbox services. As a member of the Microsoft Hosting Community, we can also provide Office 365 and Microsoft Online (hosted Exchange and Sharepoint) solutions.
If you ever have queries relating to your sites hosting there's a friendly voice at this end to talk you through. All of our servers are based on 64bit architecture to give you the maximum possible performance for you web based applications and web sites.
Your domain name is at the heart of your online business. It is your online identity, and for that reason, Goblin Computing can maintain the DNS servers for your domain names directly. We also have agreements with domain registrars to give you the best possible price for your domains.
All of our hosting packages include email facilities, including a unique post office system where you can maintain the mailboxes for your domains yourself via an online portal system.
No package would be complete without the all-important web hosting package. We can offer packages to cover simple brochure sites up to complex database driven systems. This includes hosting using various server side scripting technologies including .NET, PHP or Java, although we usually develop systems for clients using Microsoft based technologies.
Content Management Sites
We will also be able to provide Content Managed sites using our in-house CMS system when it is made available to end users later this year. This service will include integrating your existing design (or designing a new site) into the CMS, to give your own personal style to your CMS website.
If you have another CMS system you prefer to use, we can also integrate your design into it and provide hosting. We have previously provided hosting for Wordpress and other Content Management Systems in the past.
The SandDancer* platform is an in house developed proprietary CMS, Document, Facilities and Property Management system. It is currently in beta testing and will be available to end users from 2016 Q3.
* SandDancer is a Registered Trademark of Goblin Computing Ltd (Number UK00003132051).