Bringing you the latest news, events and digital inspiration from the Solnet team
Business | 9 Jul 2018
We know our customers, so why create customer-centric journey maps?
The sooner we gain insight into why things happen a particular way, the sooner we can start to enhance and simplify or add new features to the customer journey.
Business | 17 May 2018
Getting found online: how do 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.
12 Feb 2018
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.
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...
15 Jan 2018
SilverStripe 4 just changed the website game
Why keeping content separate from design is a winning strategyMembers of the Solnet development team recently attended the StripeCon conference held at Te Papa Museum in Wellington.
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.
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.
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.