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

How to build a convincing case for digital investment

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.

The Chinese New Year is an instant win with augmented reality

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...

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

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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. 

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. 

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.

Helping Lotto NZ develop and deploy SMS based messaging services

2 Feb 2017

Helping Lotto NZ develop and deploy SMS based messaging services

Lotto NZ's text service is a SMS based messaging service which integrates within Lotto NZ's existing systems, augmenting other communications channels used by the business to drive engagement with customers.

GovTech and the Employment Agreement Builder - an interview with Business.govt.nz

27 Jan 2017

GovTech and the Employment Agreement Builder - an interview with Business.govt.nz

Recently we spoke with business. govt. nz about their Employment Agreement Builder (EAB) tool.

Omni-channel experiences: why they matter to your customers and bottom line

19 Dec 2016

Omni-channel experiences: why they matter to your customers and bottom line

As the physical and digital channels overlap, those who can master omni-channel will be rewarded with increased loyalty, sales and engagement from consumers.

Choosing the right platforms to support your digital transformation

12 Dec 2016

Choosing the right platforms to support your digital transformation

Cloud services and cloud infrastructure are closely aligned with Digital Transformation. Continuing our series on the four Ps of Digital Transformation, we now discuss the importance of Platform.

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