Bringing you the latest news, events and digital inspiration from the Solnet team
3 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.
8 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
16 May 2017
New Salesforce partnership for Solnet
Solnet, a leading New Zealand provider of digital and technology innovation to government and private enterprise, is now a Salesforce Consulting Partner.
15 May 2017
How to improve your digital production line
Success in almost all organisations results from delivering features that are highly valued by your customers, at a rate that is faster than your competitors. As interactions migrate to digital channels, more of the value that your organisation provides is in its digital products - websites, apps, APIs etc.
11 May 2017
Solnet appointed to All-of-Government Web Services Panel
Solnet, a leading New Zealand provider of digital and technology innovation to government and private enterprise, today announced that it is now an approved supplier for a wider range of services following its appointment to the All-of-Government Web Services Panel.
2 May 2017
Introducing Rob Brough, Digital Experience Consultant
Rob Brough has recently joined Solnet as Digital Experience Consultant so we thought we’d ask him a few questions to get to know what makes him tick.
29 Mar 2017
'Always on' digital: why the bar for government services continues to rise
We consider how consumer expectation in terms of digital interaction with organisations has been significantly raised in the last few years and how to adopt an 'always on' approach.
20 Mar 2017
8 Mar 2017
Enterprise IT transformation: what it is and where it's heading
In this article we're profiling Nick Evans, our Enterprise IT Transformation Director. We asked Nick six questions across our short interview to find out how Enterprise IT is changing the face of organisations we work with and what he sees as the changes and challenges IT leadership will face as a critical part of their organisation's success.
22 Feb 2017
Manufacturing gets a helping hand with Odoo's MRP app
As part of Odoo 10 there is now a dedicated application specific to manufacturing operations. With the average manufacturing operation using more than 10 different applications to run their business, data duplication, time loss, poor workflows and a lack of visibility are just some of the things which can impact a manufacturer's bottom line.
22 Feb 2017
Odoo becomes the biggest enterprise App Store with 10,000 apps
One of the reasons we love the Odoo product and think it's perfect for New Zealand businesses is the range of Apps that you can access. Most businesses in New Zealand move quickly, with low overheads. They don't have time to develop large scale apps or purchase expensive software which may or may not work out.
8 Feb 2017
The Role of Digital Product Development in Digital Transformation
In the last of our Four Ps of Digital Transformation series, we take a look at the most critical aspect for customer experience - product.