Anne Brown-Robins

Anne’s introduction to IT dates back to 1979 and the pilot implementation of Wang word processing in Barclays Bank International.  An early and enthusiastic convert, by the mid-80’s she was responding to Users’ needs and growing expectations by exploiting every last ounce of the Wang’s capability in developing complex programmes to run on their desktop.  In 1985 she joined Wang UK as their first Course Developer and was responsible for devising both corporate and tailored courseware.

In 1988 she joined Penningtons Solicitors to manage their newly installed Wang network across the South East, ultimately managing the company-wide migration to a PC network in 1999.  In 2000 she was appointed Head of IT at Stevens & Bolton Solicitors in Guildford.  In 2008 she started her own company to offer consultancy and IT skills training.  She has recently joined NCCG and has been responsible for the development and delivery of Office 2010 training for Currey & Co LLP and Mishcon de Reya.

Anne has always taken a very pragmatic view of  IT.  She believes the objective should always be to benefit the organisation by using all the functionality available to eliminate unnecessary or repetitive tasks.  In essence leaving the computer to do what the computer does best and leaving the User more time to do what only a human can do!  This down-to-earth and user-oriented approach can help to:

  • Devise or refine your house style, exploiting recently-introduced features to Microsoft Word
  • Identify where Microsoft Office functionality could enhance documentation or make document production more efficient
  • Recognise training needs and develop appropriately focussed material to address specific skill levels
  • Review current processes or procedures and offer practical solutions and guides to best practice