Bringing you the latest news, events and digital inspiration from the Solnet team

Getting found online: how do your customers search for your offerings?

Mat Gritt | 17 May 2018

Getting found online: how do your customers search for your offerings?

If the pathway to finding information isn’t clear or it takes too long, your customer may give up or head over to a competitor's site.

TechHub showcases IT & engineering in schools

Bridget McMahon | 30 Apr 2018

TechHub showcases IT & engineering in schools

Read more about why young students across the nation are inspired.

 

Highlights from CIO-CMO Exchange 2018

Phil Coop | 27 Mar 2018

Highlights from CIO-CMO Exchange 2018

It can be uncomfortable but a quick internal baseline will help the organisation make strategy-driven decisions going forward.

Say hello to Milutin Rmandic, our Data-Driven Transformation Director

Bridget McMahon | 16 Mar 2018

Say hello to Milutin Rmandic, our Data-Driven Transformation Director

Milutin shares his passion for data information management as well as his views on how data informs decisions.

Transforming government culture critical to NZ’s digital future

Kevin Fitzsimons | 22 Feb 2018

Transforming government culture critical to NZ’s digital future

Our leaders must be ready to take risks and we need a framework that allows them to do so.

The Chinese New Year is an instant win with augmented reality

Bridget McMahon | 31 Jan 2018

The Chinese New Year is an instant win with augmented reality

Lotto NZ’s Instant Kiwi scratch tickets just got a whole lot more fun! To celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year, Lotto NZ partnered with Solnet and Imersia Reality to create...

Meet Kevin Fitzsimons: our client go-to for clarity on digital strategy

Bridget McMahon | 30 Jan 2018

Meet Kevin Fitzsimons: our client go-to for clarity on digital strategy

 Solnet welcomes Kevin Fitzsimons, our newest senior digital consultant.Kevin will work with clients to help them understand why it’s important to develop a digital and customer first culture moving forward.

Happi the MBot finds a new home

Bethany Wake | 17 Jan 2018

Happi the MBot finds a new home

Have you heard of the annual Engineering Expo at Te Papa Museum in Wellington? The expo introduces visitors to real-world engineering projects and new innovations through interactive activities.

SilverStripe 4 just changed the website game

Aaron Cooper | 15 Jan 2018

SilverStripe 4 just changed the website game

Members of the Solnet development team recently attended the StripeCon conference held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington.

Are your online customers satisfied? Key takeouts from DigitalDisrupt NZ 2017

Phil Coop | 12 Dec 2017

Are your online customers satisfied? Key takeouts from DigitalDisrupt NZ 2017

Business leaders recently gathered to share the progress and challenges New Zealand organisations are experiencing as they attempt to transform their organisations to leverage digital technologies.

Developing websites in SilverStripe CMS

Phil Coop | 03 Oct 2017

Developing websites in SilverStripe CMS

Darren - My experience with SilverStripe began with building sites in SilverStripe 2.3 in 2009. Prior to that, I had primarily been working with Joomla!, Drupal, and WordPress sites, and have also worked with eZ Publish, Magento, Typo3 and a smattering of smaller bespoke solutions.

How DevOps consultants can help manage the transition to DevOps

Nick Evans | 08 Sep 2017

How DevOps consultants can help manage the transition to DevOps

Solnet is proud sponsor of DevOps Days Auckland 2017. This year's event will be on 3rd and 4th of October 2017 at the Ellerslie Convention Centre.

To understand more about DevOps we're talking with Mat Degerholm, our Enterprise Platforms Manager. 

SilverStripe 4

27 Jul 2017

SilverStripe 4

What marketers and digital managers need to know about this powerful yet easy-to-use content management system (CMS).

We deserve great managers – How managers influence and make your career

Jane Hwang | 20 Jul 2017

We deserve great managers – How managers influence and make your career

A significant focus in people management across all industries, but particularly ICT, is how we help our people have great and rewarding careers.

Jane Hwang, our Operations Manager – Northern, and part of Solnet’s senior executive team, recently was invited to a meetup session in Solnet’s Wellington office of Female Fuel’d: Tech Talks. Following is an interview  covering her  thoughts as shared in that session. 

How to choose the right partner to design and build your Common Web Platform project

Kris Kincaid | 11 Jul 2017

How to choose the right partner to design and build your Common Web Platform project

With the introduction of the Web Services Panel which is supported by the Common Web Platform (CWP), it is now far easier for every agency to establish its own digital channel, while sharing common underpinnings and services. That’s important because, on the one hand it accelerates the ability to create highly effective web applications with rich functionality, while on the other it allows for easy interagency information exchange. 

Using DevOps to build an antifragile organisation

Nick Evans | 29 Jun 2017

Using DevOps to build an antifragile organisation

Starting and scaling DevOps within an organisation may be viewed largely as an IT issue rather than a company-wide initiative but this is changing.

There is significant business value in the establishment of a culture and environment where software can be developed and delivered faster, more frequently, and more reliably.

Top trends from New Zealand’s 2017 CIO Summit

Solnet | 28 Jun 2017

Top trends from New Zealand’s 2017 CIO Summit

Recently, Solnet attended the 2017 New Zealand CIO Summit. The Summit is New Zealand’s largest gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders. This year we noticed a number of trends from both the conference sessions and conversations with IT leaders on our tradeshow stand. We’ve summarised these in an interview with our head of Enterprise IT Transformation, Nick Evans, and Phil Coop, our Director of Digital Transformation.

Headless CMS explained

Darren Inwood | 19 Jun 2017

Headless CMS explained

A headless Content Management System (CMS) is a relatively new concept which decouples content from your display technology. This means that the same underlying content can be accessed and displayed across multiple platforms, while sitting in a single source. The CMS doesn’t care how the content is displayed, it leaves that up to your various delivery channels to determine.

How to build a convincing case for digital investment

Phil Coop | 25 May 2017

How to build a convincing case for digital investment

Business cases can often take weeks or even months to research and create. Any delays to approval could provide your competitors with an advantage. While many organisations appreciate the opportunities and risks that digital presents, one of the major stumbling blocks is the often long-winded and arduous process of getting investment approval at a level that will really shape the future business.

Helping MTA upgrade their digital channels

Solnet | 23 May 2017

Helping MTA upgrade their digital channels

Approaching their centenary, the Motor Trade Association (MTA) were looking to refresh their web presence, they wanted to create digital channels and user-journeys that both their members and the general public would find valuable and engaging when accessing MTA.org.nz.

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