Services we provide

Technical Consultants

Steelpillow provide high-level technical consultancy to business and delivery projects, primarily in the IT/ICT sector. We specialise in the interdisciplinary space across business activity, technology systems and project delivery, where systems expertise is vital but a pragmatic appreciation of your business processes is even more so.

We also offer a range of traditional skills-based services, such as technical authoring and aspects of system engineering and design.

Regretfully, our services are no longer available on a full-time basis.

Consultancy services

Business integration

Don't waste millions of pounds on systems that turn out to be useless. Steelpillow can help integrate system delivery into the way you do business and ensure an open path to success.

Sofware licensing profoundly affects your business, through your ability to respond dynamically to changing needs. Steelpillow can help you understand licensing models and how to leverage them to your advantage as an IT consumer. We take the rise of Open Source sofware serioulsy and have extensive experience of integrating it into viable business models.

Technical project troubleshooting is anothey way we can help get business systems delivery back on track, even if your call to us comes a little late in the day.

Systems engineering

High-end systems engineering binds technical deliveries to your business needs. At the business level, "soft" systems engineering is very much a holistic or "non-specialist's" speciality. Our extensive technical and business experience enable us to support such interdisciplinary programmes, turning your soft-system business nedds into an effective hard-system specification. Typical activities we offer include:

  • Business process, stakeholder analysis and ConOp definition
  • User studies
  • High-level architecture
  • Information Assurance and design for Security
  • Design for supportability and end-of-life


Steelpillow provide high-level design services for:

  • User interfaces
  • Graphics, including diagrams, logos and house styles
  • Engineered products, incorporating Holdfast Designs

Technical writing

A good technical author must not only be a competent technician and wordsmith but must have excellent personal and management skills and an open, positive approach to your business needs.

Steelpillow have an extensive track record of delivering:

  • Web, wiki and print solutions
  • Project documentation of all kinds
  • IT and ICT documentation of all kinds, including security
  • Equipment manuals and parts catalogues
  • Outstanding added value


STEEL home page

If you have no knowledge of IT systems but still need to keep on top of systems delivery in your buisiness, System and Technology Effectiveness Evaluation Levels (STEEL) offers an approach to independent evaluation of a system's effectiveness in a way that business people and managers can apply.

Holdfast Designs

Holdfast Designs home page

Holdfast Designs specialises in controllers and input devices for computers and other electrical equipment. All our designs are carefully tailored to the needs of both the users and the supervisory staff. We designed the original Holdfast Computing Joypad and many of their related switch input accessories. We have also prduced a series of concept designs for Early Learning keyboards.

Introduction to GSM

A revised and improved Second Edition is now available, in both print and ebook formats. Please download our flyer (pdf) with further details, or go straight to the purchase page.



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