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Is your software system a nightmare or a fairy tale?

  • February 28, 2018
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Once upon a time, there was a new business that needed some help getting started. One of the new employees just happens to know someone who knows someone that develops software, so the business asks that person to create a customised software system. Not only does the developer make an incredible product that s...

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Dare to be different

  • January 30, 2018
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Businesses of all sizes rely on software for their day to day running. However, many organisations lack the ability to do anything different with their systems due to commercial and institutional constraints.

Large well-established businesses can often struggle to evolve due to what we call the 'Three C...

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Do you have blockchain FOMO?

  • December 21, 2017
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While this technology has been around for close to a decade, the hype around bitcoin has brought blockchain into the vocabulary of business owners worldwide.

Blockchain is basically a continuously growing digital record of transactions that are stored in ‘blocks’ in a ‘chain’, and secured by cryptograph...

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Metathesiophobia: a ‘fear of change’

  • November 28, 2017
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There are very few organisations that will be able to escape the massive transformation that technologies such as e-commerce, machine learning, and cryptocurrency are bringing to the business world. Yet, there are still many business leaders who would rather bury their heads in the sand than prepare for this ch...

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Who You Gonna Call?

  • October 30, 2017
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In recent times, events such as natural disasters and computer viruses have hammered home their importance.

However, many businesses are working in ever more complex software environments.
Systems are often rendered incapable when other connecting applications are unavailable, and software systems...

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The three digital technologies every business owner must understand

  • September 15, 2017
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Ten years ago, digital technology was considered the domain of the ‘geek’.
IT developers were referred to as ‘geniuses’, just because they understood the new technology of the time.
CEOs and senior managers relied heavily on these people to make decisions.
Often deferring to their ‘superior kn...

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Digital technology – expense or asset?

  • August 2, 2017
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Technology moves quickly and adapting to it can often be hard. In our 20 year history, we have seen that companies that successfully embrace technological change are the ones that understand it as an investment in the long-term future of their business.

On the other hand, more ‘traditional’ business own...

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How well do you know your numbers?

  • July 4, 2017
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There are plenty of parallels that can be drawn between the business world and the sporting one. To succeed in either you need to follow a clear game plan – and that plan requires knowing your team’s strength and weaknesses.

Take Sir Richie for example. As All Blacks captain, he would have checked the sc...

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What makes a software developer tick?

  • May 12, 2017
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Every year, more people are employed to help advance the increasingly digitised world we live in. While this is fantastic for the growth of our industry, the demand for software engineers in this country and abroad makes it difficult for software companies to find developers.

This got us thinking about...

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