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Artifical Intelligence

5 Lessons Learned from Developing AI Projects: Avoiding a Grand Disaster

One of my favourite TV shows is called Grand Designs. It follows people on their journey as they design and build their ultimate dream home. Usually, it starts with a happy, upbeat couple, describing this amazing vision that they will be moving into by Christmas. Cut to three years later,…
Partner of the Year Stratos

Powell Software Partner of the Year

CHRISTCHURCH, 20 December 2022 – Stratos Technology Partners wins the Powell Software Partner of the Year Award for Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to win this award because it recognises both the strength of our partnership with Powell Software, and our ability to deliver modern digital workplace solutions for our…

Looking back at 2021

Looking out across the office, I can see our team working away with a Christmas tree shimmering in the distance. What a year it has been for our team, with many moments to remember. In April 2021 we celebrated our 10th Birthday with a client function and a rather delicious…

Better Digital Workplaces with Powell 365

How do you empower your team to get on with the job while remaining in control? Microsoft provides a great platform for building digital workplaces but falls a little short in some of areas. This lead us to look for solutions to fill the gap. After evaluating a variety of…

Alchemy Stratos Merger: Better Together

CHRISTCHURCH, Sept 30 - Canterbury owned and operated Stratos Technology Partners Ltd (Stratos) and Alchemy Group Ltd (Alchemy) are set to merge on October 1, 2021. The merger of Stratos and Alchemy will substantially increase their ability to deliver high quality software development, SharePoint, and Microsoft 365 based solutions to…

Stratos Achieves Microsoft Silver Partner Status

We are pleased to announce that Stratos Technology Partners are now Microsoft Silver Partners in four categories. These technical competencies demonstrate our team’s technical capability for designing, developing and supporting complex applications using Microsoft Azure, .NET Framework and related technologies. Competencies achieved in July 2021: • Silver Application Development •…

Whitepaper: Contract Management

Contracts are amongst the most valuable documents most businesses hold. They can cover a wide range of topics including contracts to supply goods and services, support agreements, insurance, leases, non-disclosures, variations to existing agreements, pricing schedules and correspondence.

SharePoint Online and Office 365 Tenant Migration

Company mergers and acquisitions are often very challenging from the information technology perspective. Migrating user accounts, content, and cloud services, all while continuing to support the environment is often where the rapid learning starts! Our team has recently migrated a large SharePoint Online environment to a new tenant as part…

Managing the Employee Lifecycle with SharePoint

Managing the employee lifecycle is a complex business. There are processes to follow and forms to complete, documents to store and legalisation to comply with. It starts with the decision to recruit and onboard a new employee, throughout the duration of their employment and departure. We are often asked if…

Managing Controlled Documents with SharePoint Online

How does your business manage policies, procedures and other controlled documents? Does the process of creating and updating these documents involve multiple manual steps including people contributing to the document followed by a review and approval processes? A simple controlled document scenario may have an editor who makes changes to…

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