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Well if you know me or have been reading some of my other blogs you will know I like to help others, and if I can have a wee adventure at the same time, that’s a bonus. Well, I think (or hope) my last two trips with Habitat have prepared me for this one because...
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Danger! Keep Out!

I grew up in the UK and used to live in London. Not one of the expensive bits, but not one of the cheap bits either. There are whole tracts of London that I wouldn’t walk around with my wallet in my back pocket, or phone on display. Places I wouldn’t venture after...
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Thumbs up SUNZ

Last week I attended the SUNZ AGM (Annual General Meeting) Networking Drinks in Auckland which was linked via Skype to the Wellington meeting. SUNZ is the official user group for New Zealand SAS users. It is dedicated to helping improve the experience of SAS users. I...
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Not your usual Pokemon Go blog

Pokemon Go has moved into its 3rd week of existence since its July 6th release and as crazes go seems to have surpassed any we have seen in recent times. The basic numbers (as I write this on the evening of July 18th) are astounding – google returns 118,000,000...
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6 things to know about ITx

Last week Victoria won New Zealand IT Professional of the Year at the ITx 2016 conference here in Wellington. Geoff wrote a very to-the-point blog about Vic’s win. Vic wrote about leaving the audience with a feeling when you give a speech; she made people cry....
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What’s the Best RESTful Web API Framework – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the great RESTful framework showdown! You can read Part 1 here. I’m your host Tim Gray. Today our framework requirements. Then we will get to know the frameworks a little better. These frameworks run on the platforms so we’ll have a...
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How to pitch … anything!

When I blogged last week I was mid-ITx 2016 conference. An amazing blend of everything from the New Zealand IT industry and beyond. There were some great speakers and I attended sessions on topics as diverse as Blockchain, testing, SOFIA, agile architecture and...
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Attunity – A SAS administrators view

I recently attended a two-day training course on Attunity Replicate in the Optimal HQ training room in Wellington. I was surprised at the simplicity of Attunity’s architecture and how similar it is to SAS. Attunity Replicate is generally installed on its own...
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How to use your Everblocks around the office.

Recently we went to GOVIS 2016 and because we wanted to be a bit different we created the greatest conference stand ever out of Everblocks. Then I made this video to show how we did it: So, what to do after the conference? Well, surprisingly Everblocks furniture has...
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Since our inception in 2008 we have been blown away at how far we have come, in both the customers we work with and the things we deliver.

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