Entries by Barry OBrien

Meet Toby Kirk, MSP Account Manager

Let’s start with an easy one… tell us a little about yourself Toby I joined Planet IT in September 2023 having come from a range of working backgrounds. Most recently I was working for a Private Healthcare organisation managing their new clients and their marketing whilst also being solely responsible for their IT systems for […]

Meet Emma Kerin, MSP Account Manager

(Reader, brace yourself 😬!!) Emma, can you explain your Planet IT journey…? My journey at Planet IT started in 2009 when I had just come out of college studying IT. Back then my job role was telemarketer, generating leads and writing them down on paper, Yes paper !! 6 months later and unfortunately the job […]

Meet Maciej Owsiany. What exactly is a Principal Technical Architect?

Let’s start with an easy one… what exactly is a Principal Technical Architect? Well… I’ll do my best to describe that title as we all know it is comprehensive and contains many small bits and pieces. In a few words, a Technical Architect helps businesses understand how the technology works that they might commit to […]

Help us educate 200 of Oxford’s most vulnerable schoolchildren

The students of The Oxford Academy, an 11-18 secondary comprehensive located between the Blackbird Leys and Littlemore estates in Oxford, are incredible young people. With support and hard work, they will be the entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and leaders of Oxford in the future. Unfortunately, for many of them they come up against incredibly difficult economic circumstances. […]

Wellbeing at Home

Back at the start of the first national lockdown, none of us knew what to expect. Most of us packed our laptop and went home to face several months not seeing our friends and colleagues, not able to go gym, not able to socialise or relax in bars restaurants and cafes… it was a strange […]

Email Security – The biggest scope for an attack

There is no bigger scope for attack on your organisation than e-mail. We all use it. We all have stacks of it. And we have all fallen for some gimmick or promise. Or not even that, spoofing, where you thought Stuart in Product Development was genuinely asking you out for dinner and so needing you […]


Look up! What’s that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Mike Hedges at the top of the sales leaderboard! Mike has been the Planet IT Salesperson of the Year for 2019, 2018, 2017… I could go on. However, this is his greatest achievement, being named this week’s Planet Hero! So Mike, let’s […]

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