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WORK HISTORY - 1974 1980
City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
Position: Principal Officer – Office Automation

Francios designed clerical procedures for the running of the registration unit and managed the registration section for a period managing the only referendum in the UK. He also ran Parliamentary, Local and Parish elections.

  The Shared Logic System installed in 1978 by Francois at the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
The Shared Logic System installed in 1978
by Francois at the City of Bradford
Metropolitan Council

In 1975 still in search of an adequate word processing system he discovered a new company who were developing a shared logic word processing system in Hampshire. Impressed by the invitation to outline the specification for his needs Francois worked with the design team to incorporate several features he felt important, such as selective print merge, print insert, print save and print queuing etc. The justification for these features was when the system was launched, it found these aspects of the systems key to their success.

The shared logic system Francois installed owed less to the actual hardware and software and more to the creative nature of its application. Francois developed FEADS an electronic filing concept for numbering and retrieving stored documents. The U Turn Shared Logic system, a mechanistic specialist word processing procedure for administering the department created. MALLET was developed to cope with the behavioural and training implications of installing the system. The early work for dynamic training was also completed. Media flocked to Bradford and several films were made of the success of the installation and numerous articles and books written.

Whilst the Bradford installation became a standard for shared logic word processing, demand for Francois’s advice grew and in 1978 Business Information Techniques was founded on a part time basis. Francois, during this period, contributed to the Prime Minister’s Think Tank on microprocessors, was a co-author of the ‘LAMSAC report on Word Processing’ and ‘The Managerial Implications of Microprocessors’.

In 1979 Francois developed his dynamic training concepts producing the Wordplex ‘green box approach’ in 1980 with several innovative training concepts, many of which were subsequently adopted by clients.

The Computer Weekly article written by Francois in 1979
The Computer Weekly article written by Francois in 1979

This is the first seminar Francois ran for BIT in his spare time it made fourty thousand US dollars This is the second seminar Francois ran in his spare time it made forty five thousand US Dollars
This is the first
seminar Francois ran
for BIT in his spare
time it made fourty
thousand US dollars
This is the second
seminar Francois 
ran in his spare time
it made forty five
thousand US Dollars

 

  PAPERS & PUBLICATIONS
  QUALIFICATIONS
Papers Published by Francois Jones
Papers
Articles
Books (Books co- authored by
Francois Jones)
Audio Visual Scripts
C.I.T.P. Chartered Information Technology Practitioner
F.I.M.C. Fellow of Institute of Management Consultants
C.M.C Chartered Management Consultant
F.C.M.I. Fellow of Chartered Management Institute
F.I.O.D. Fellow of Institute of Directors
M.B.C.S. Member of British Computer Society
F.M.S Fellow of Institute of Management Services
M.I.M.I.S Member of Institute of Management Information Systems
F.C.I.P.D Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development
F.InstAM Fellow of Institute of Administrative Management
A.C.I.M. Associate of Chartered Institute of Marketing
  WORK HISTORY
Barlow & Jones
Articled Accountant
(1963-1965)
Royal Engineers
Sapper
(1965-1968)
H. Samuel Jewellers
Retail Manager
(1968-1970)
Cheshire County Council
Work Study Engineer, O & M Officer
(1970-1974)
City of Bradford Metropolitan Council
Principal Officer – Office Automation
(1974-1980)
Business Information Techniques
Partner
(1980-1984)
Unibit (Holdings) Limited
Managing Director
(1984-1990)
Unipro (Software) Limited
Managing Director
(1990-2000)
3R Software SolutionsChief Executive Officer
(2000-2010)
OxyCloud Software Limited 
Chief Executive Officer
(2010- To Date)
   
   




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