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Money’s too Tight to Mention

I had a few dollars left from this week’s housekeeping. Popped it under the mattress; perhaps a treat for the family next week, or into the Christmas fund. It’s how most of us manage money; carry it forward when we have some, dip into saving occasionally, smooth out...
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How to go from Java to Kotlin

This blog follows my previous blog discussing what programming languages are suitable for writing cloud-focused code using Kotlin. We want to encourage our faithful Java developers (if we had any) to move from Java to Kotlin. So we need to show them how much of an...
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GOVIS 2016 – It’s all good

My highlight from the GOVIS 2016 conference was the number of attendees who donated their conference bag to Wellington decile 1 and 2 schools, up until the moment a conference attendee told me that he had put a $2 coin in his conference bag before handing it over to...
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The best conference stand … ever!

This time last week the OptimalBI crew were down at GOVIS 2016 which had a theme of disruptive innovation. I even wrote a blog called, What’s GOVIS all about?. You can read all our GOVIS blogs here. We did some good things at GOVIS. We made sure that conference...
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Learn from your retrospective

  This time last year I ran the Wellington Marathon. At the time I described it as the “the hardest physical activity I have ever undertaken” and my daughter was kind enough to point out that I was “an idiot”; she was right. At the time I blogged about mixing...
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Fail, but fail safe

Last week’s GOVIS conference was entitled ‘Disruptive Innovation’, and we’re a disruptive company, so seemed it was fitting we should be there. You can read more of what we got up to or search #govis2016 on Twitter. There was a lot of talk of Agencies being innovative...
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AWS TIPS AND TRICKS: Automatically create a cron job at Instance creation

As mentioned in my previous blog AWS TIPS AND TRICKS: TIME ZONE I have had to do a few things I didn’t know how to do when setting up an EC2 Linux server and I thought I would share these learnings. How to automatically create a cron job at Instance creation. I needed...
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How ‘disruptive innovation’ inspired us to get conference bags to kids.

At OptimalBI we don’t sponsor a lot of conferences, but when the opportunity to sponsor the 25th annual GOVIS conference came up, we decided to go for it. We spend a lot our time working with Government organisations so it just made sense. This year’s...
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What’s GOVIS all about?

We are off to the GOVIS conference this Thursday, so I thought I’d learn about what exactly GOVIS is and tell you all about it. So, what is GOVIS? The GOVIS website tells me that it is a network (sounds like a community or a tribe to me) of technology...
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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.

To say change is constant in the world of OptimalBI is an understatement.  Today we describe ourself like this.  Tomorrow?  Well that depends on what you will need us to deliver.


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