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

Developing websites in SilverStripe CMS

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.

How DevOps consultants can help manage the transition to DevOps

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New Salesforce partnership for Solnet

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.

How to improve your digital production line

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.

Solnet appointed to All-of-Government Web Services Panel

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.

Introducing Rob Brough, Digital Experience Consultant

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.

'Always on' digital: why the bar for government services continues to rise

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.

A.I, Machine Learning and Deep Learning - The New Zealand Javascript Conference 2017

20 Mar 2017

A.I, Machine Learning and Deep Learning - The New Zealand Javascript Conference 2017

One of Solnet's Digital Solutions Architects, Igor Costa recently presented at the New Zealand Javascript Conference. In his presentation he had a chance to speak about his passion, A.I.

Enterprise IT transformation: what it is and where it's heading

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. 

Manufacturing gets a helping hand with Odoo's MRP app

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. 

Odoo becomes the biggest enterprise App Store with 10,000 apps

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. 

The Role of Digital Product Development in Digital Transformation

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.

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