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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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The Wisdom Of Geoff: Requirements

We’ve collected Geoff’s blogs and publishing them in a series so that you can get all the wisdom in a condensed form. This is the second in that series, you can find the first here. Geoff Hunt is our resident AgileBI expert and he’s also a BA...
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The Maturity to Coach

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I’ve spent the last two days, and again today at the ITx conference in Wellington. A joint conference of 12 IT organisations from across New Zealand. I’m sure it will feature in many blogs to come, but today’s blog concerns the awards dinner last...
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Colour Blindness and UI Design

Color awareness in UI design   Introduction Although user interfaces sometimes look simple and basic, this does not mean little thought goes into designing them. In fact, it is usually the exact opposite. It is very difficult to design something that is simple,...
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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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