Kieran and Jane started Invicta Linux in 2014 continuing a long history within the IT industry. 

We are a mother and son team and our ethos is to provide the products and services that are right for you and your business objectives. 

Our name reflects our location and our knowledge and enthusiasm for Linux and Open Source solutions.

Our client satisfaction rating is 100% positive and we are proud to have received some wonderful feedback.

We have a portfolio of products and services which we frequently review against others on the market. That means we don’t recommend the product or service that earns us the most commission, but the one that best suits your environment. Every product we recommend, we carefully research and many we use ourselves.

As well as providing advice and support, we also partner with many highly-rated distributors and supplies who provide award-winning licenses and SaaS services.

We don’t just act as the middle man though, we provide advice and support when things don’t go as smoothly as anticipated. One of our clients has the enviable job of piloting a yacht and when their passengers couldn’t get the promised bandwidth mid-ocean, we were there to help (remotely, unfortunately!). We are committed, enthusiastic, conscientious and we listen to our clients.

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Kieran’s soapbox


20 years in IT grants you various insights. I’m obviously a big fan of any tech that believes itself to be next generation. The cloud revolutionised collaboration and work, but we’re still coming to terms with how to have those benefits securely in a way that enables businesses to make a profit without selling both ours and our clients data. That last part is important and often overlooked. 

We have been told by certain big tech companies that the only way we can have the critical tools they provide is if we sacrifice our data to them. They won’t do anything, honest, no need for regulation as it’d be pointless! They are too good natured to do anything bad with it. Only recently have a few tech companies offered the brave option of charging more for a good service. GDPR proved that in actual fact big tech companies do need regulations in order to provide a half decent service and respect our right to privacy.

Aside from the power the data itself holds this approach has been popular in silicon valley for another reason. It allows them to create and manipulate a users environment without actually dealing with people, providing a service without any kind of interaction or relationship involved. This weakness in my industry bothers me as companies, particularly SME’s, often rely on being treated with humanity and care by their IT providers. We can’t be expected to know everything, yet many cloud products assume you’ll figure it out. All while taking no responsibility for the service you pay for.

Jane’s soapbox


The changes technology has made to our lives in my lifetime is extraordinary. Gone are those beautifully lined up volumes of Encyclopedia Britannica and Oxford dictionaries – pretty much every reference tome has been replaced by Google, Wikipedia or a chat bot. Almost every aspects of our lives has changed. There’s AI, cars, smart phones, streaming, music, studying, shopping, military, politics, tracking… ah yes, tracking. 

We all know that submitting your life-story to any public website comes with risks, indeed John Naughton, academic and Technology columnist of the Observer, comments, “The combination of state surveillance and its capitalist counterpart means that digital technology is separating the citizens in all societies into two groups: the watchers (invisible, unknown and unaccountable) and the watched. This has profound consequences for democracy because asymmetry of knowledge translates into asymmetries of power. But whereas most democratic societies have at least some degree of oversight of state surveillance, we currently have almost no regulatory oversight of its privatised counterpart. This is intolerable.”

Now, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I do worry about how much data we willingly and sometimes unknowingly give away. Where is it stored? Who has access to it? What might it be used for? Cambridge Analytica was just one company that got caught, there are many more.

The cloud has revolutionised the way we work, but we have to know how we can get our data back. We have to keep some documents for seven years minimum. What if our cloud provider increases its fees substantially? Supposing the platform goes down, or gets breached? 

The most open, safe and secure path forward is open source, especially important now that we have an incredible stride forward with AI. An open-source world of engineering and science will help protect our data – and keep our future cleaner and more transparent.   

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