Chris Britton is a long-time IT professional. For the last five years he has—rather to his surprise—found himself designing and implementing web applications for business startups. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant, mainly in IT architecture and application development. Before that, for many years he worked for Unisys where did a variety of jobs—system software design; architecture consultancy; fixing large, broken databases; program management; and even marketing. It was while at Unisys he wrote his first IT book IT Architecture and Middleware: Strategies for Builiding Large Integrated Systems.