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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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Is your business vulnerable in the age of the cloud?

  • April 13, 2017
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More and more, businesses are flocking to the cloud. Small start-ups right through to large multinational companies (and every organisation in between) all rely on the cloud to help manage their business. Accounts; payroll and CRM systems; sensitive information about staff and clients; data backup – it can all ...

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Technological change – what’s in it for me?

  • March 23, 2017
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Here at Global Office, we often talk to companies that have grown to a size that allows them to do some pretty cool stuff with technology. They have the resources to invest smartly in the right technology, which can help them get a jump on their competition. This is always a hugely exciting shift for these busi...

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Part 4 of 4: What if I have a fixed budget?

  • December 12, 2016
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We usually tell clients that they can have the project delivered quickly, cheaply or well – but only two of the three.

Clients often have a budget in mind that is quite different to reality. In these situations, some clients have said, “Well, I only have X so what can we do?”

This is where Agile ...

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Part 3 of 4: What’s with the 101 questions?

  • December 5, 2016
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Although we have been around for 20 years and work with a broad range of clients, we still have to go through a learning process for every new project. This helps up to understand your business, processes and goals.

Experience has taught us to ask the right questions to ensure that you don’t leave out an...

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Part 2 of 4: What am I paying for?

  • November 21, 2016
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We have seen a number of software projects go over budget because adequate time hadn't been considered for things such as testing and project management.

There have been instances when project managers or developers only quote for development time, despite every software project taking more time than dev...

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Part 1 of 4: Why do software projects run over budget?

  • November 8, 2016
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The first question potential clients usually ask also happens to be the most difficult to answer: ‘How much is it going to cost me?’

It’s a difficult question to answer because of the number of areas we need to consider when giving you an estimate.

From experience, budget blowouts happen for five ...

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Preventing budget blowouts in software development

  • October 18, 2016
  • By Mason Head
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The more information, the better

To provide you with an estimate, your software developer needs to understand your business and processes. Experience has taught us to ask the right questions, to ensure that clients don’t leave out any important information. Thorough answers will lead to an estimate that ...

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A fresh face for a new era

  • September 27, 2016
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It’s our 20th birthday and after six years of post-earthquake temporary accommodation, we’ve finally moved back into our own offices in the Christchurch CBD.

To celebrate this new era, we have refreshed our brand and launched a vibrant new website, which together give a much clearer picture of who we are...

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