From ad hoc troubleshooting to complex architecture design and team leadership, Open Answers provides consultancy services to some of the UK’s largest corporate organisations.

Open Answers People Open Answers personnel have helped design and deploy e-commerce sites supporting millions of interactions.

At the application server level, technologies have included Oracle WebLogic, IBM Websphere, Oracle Java System, Broadvision and Apache Tomcat, with applications and tools written in Java, J2EE, C, C++, Perl, PHP and Shell scripts.

Open Answers has also gained a strong reputation for expertise in both communications – including X.25 – and firewalls/security, with wide experience in F5 BIG-IP traffic management.

One of Open Answers’ primary advantages is a willingness to tackle any technology – however new. This desire to rapidly solve customer problems has proved itself time and again as organisations have turned to Open Answers having struggled to resolve issues that could apparently be attributed to any one of five or six vendors – an attitude that has resulted in the tag: the UNIX fire brigade.

The result is rapid problem solving and a speedy response to business needs – from the deployment of tactical solutions to architecture design for business critical applications.

Specialist areas include:

  • System Design
  • Technical Architecture
  • Performance Tuning
  • Network Design
  • Network Security
  • Web Site Infrastructure
  • System Audit


What our customers are saying

Open Answers not only know what they're doing backwards but also genuinely care about their customers – that’s almost unique among the many IT vendors I've ever worked with.

CTO, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Open Answers specialist skills and design experience, across all layers of the technology stack, have enabled Practical Law Company to grow its delivery capability to a global scale. Without hesitation, we would recommend Open Answers as the ‘go-to’ infrastructure experts.

CTO, Practical Law Company

Open Answers has supported our growth, thanks to their substantial experience in technology architecture. Their advice is highly respected and we value their independent viewpoint, especially in appraising complex situations.

IT Director,

Open Answers depth and breadth of Unix expertise provides Sun Microsystems with an excellent resource, from education to support and engineering.

Sustaining Engineering Manager, Sun Microsystems

Open Answers managed services deliver high quality solutions at an affordable price point. Critically, the company has a depth of technical expertise that ensures continual high performance and high availability of business critical websites.


Open Answers continues to deliver vital technical skills that support the development of innovative, business critical web sites across British Airways.

Technical Manager eBusiness, British Airways

Open Answers experience in developing and supporting complex Unix based environments enabled us to rapidly create the dynamic site and deliver interactive online play to our customers.

Chief Architect, Camelot Group

Open Answers have always provided AirMiles with a top-quality, reliable service covering the whole spectrum from development work to hosting and operations. Knowing that the web-site is in your hand is one less thing to worry about.

IT Services Manager, Air Miles Travel Promotions

Open Answers managed firewall service delivers both the performance and high availability required by an international organisation which relies considerably on communications.

C.B. Richard Ellis