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Eoin Houston IT consultant to the Third Sector

Without Eoin’s valuable input I doubt we wouldn’t have achieved the great results we are now getting.…         more…

I offer plain talking advice on how to achieve the most from your existing technology. My great passions are empowering people to use computers without costing the earth. I do this through use of open source software, researching all potentials and reusing and recycling older hardware wherever possible. I have helped many organisations and individuals in Edinburgh and Wellington; I quote some of their feedback here.

"Eoin's style of training is very friendly and relaxed."


Having adapted to many different organisations and their varying vintages of kit my experience and abilities are equally diverse.


  • Design, upgrade, fault finding
  • Web 2.0 Applications
"the websites he produces are attractive, clear and easy to navigate…"
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Internal Networks

  • File store servers
  • Router configuration
  • Wiring and hubs


  • Hardware maintenace and upgrade, including laptop repair.
  • Software installation and configuration
    • Ubuntu Linux, Windows (XP thru Win.7), Open Office, MS Office (1997 thru 2007), Adobe Writer, Photoshop
  • Handheld configuration, printer repair, projector setup


  • Linux Installation, configuration, basic scripting, TCP/IP, DHCP, Webmin.
  • Apache Configuration of directives, virtual hosts, authentication and SSL.
  • MySQL Database design, rationalisation and reasonable SQL.
  • PHP From simple inserts to Web 2.0 application.
  • LTSP Booting workstations across the network — TFTP, BootROM, ssh, system administration.

Infrastructure & Planning

  • Developing networks, working practices and methodologies.
  • Documentation, manuals and guides.
  • Training — in one to one and formal environments.
  • Security audits and advice.

All explained in non technical terms.

"The friendliest geek I know…"



"He has set Health All Round up with an excellent, user friendly system … saving us a considerable amount of money and anxiety"         more…

My basic rate for registered charities is £52 per visit. Shorter jobs can also attract a discount.

For non-charities and businesses my rates start at £140 per visit.

Initial visits, quotations and some basic tasks are free. A try before you buy scheme.

"Eoin's work has dramatically impacted on the way we work at WHALE … He understands our needs as a small business."
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