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Digital Transformation Unforeseen Benefits in a Crisis

COVID-19 has exposed the good, bad and ugly side of information technology (IT). Technology has enabled people to work remotely, education to continue and families to keep in touch. At the same time, it has exposed areas where technology challenges make these same things difficult, especially where jobs have the…

Get Going with Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has seen explosive usage growth in the past few weeks as companies look for tools to allow more staff to work from home. 12 Million new users were added last week alone. I’ve seen some people doing this very well and others struggling to know where to start.…
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Business Intelligence and AI

One of the major trends this year is the way artificial intelligence and machine learning are revolutionizing the way organisations interact with their data. Businesses are evolving from using static reports to proactive analytics using interactive dashboards. These analytics are providing completely new insights for the organisations that use them.…

5 Ways to Take Advantage of Serverless Computing in Azure

In the same way that taxi drivers don’t want to service their cars, few companies want to spend time looking after servers or maintaining operating systems. Serverless computing is where it’s at. It’s cheaper, more scalable and easier to maintain.  So here are 5 ways you can take advantage of serverless…

Office 365 Subscription Overview

Microsoft offer a wide range Office 365 plans to meet the needs of every organisation regardless of size, type and location. Whether you're already a user or are thinking about using Office 365, understanding the subscription model will help ensure you make the right plan choices to get the best value over…

Lessons from the Australian Digital Workplace Conference

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Australian Digital Workplace Conference in Sydney and sharing some of my experiences with the audience. I did two sessions: Building your own solutions with Office 365 PowerApps and Flow. This presentation was an overview of two new features of Office 365,…
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CDC Hi-Growth Launch Programme

In February this year we received the news that Stratos Technology Partners was one of ten Canterbury businesses selected to join the Hi-Growth Launch Programme, run by Canterbury Development Corporation. Stratos has grown from strength to strength over the past six years. We have often been pushed outside our comfort…

We're on the move

We are relocating to new a new office on Monday 26 June 2017.  We have out grown our Madras St office and need more space for our team, extra meeting rooms and spaces for teams to work together. The new office is still in the Christchurch CBD, with better parking and…

Introducing PowerApps and Flow

This week I had the opportunity to speak at the Digital Workplace Conference 2017 in Auckland on the topic of PowerApps and Flow. The Digital Workplace Conference covers a full range of topics related to Office 365 and still has a strong emphasis on SharePoint. Topics cover a good mix of technical, thought…
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Stratos turns Six

Six years ago today, David, Peter and Steve registered Canterbury Business Solutions and started our journey into the world of business ownership. In 2015 we rebranded as Stratos Technology Partners and set a strategy to build our capabilities and team. The past 18 months has been one of significant growth in…

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