Our insights and observations about technology and more

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Business efficiency: Curating repetitive tasks

  Last month we talked about how technology can bring the benefits of self service to the B2B world. Our topic this month is about using technology to curate repetitive tasks.  Now this might sound as mundane as technology gets, but you’d be surprised by how many processes we carry…

Christchurch Code Camp is on this weekend

This year Steve and David have been busy with the rest of the Code Camp team to bring together the best developers to come and share their knowledge with you. Gabe Rijpma Ben Amor Martin Catherall Martin Cairney Kim Carter Ryan Brinch Bevan Arps Michael Trengrove Simon Peck Vishesh Oberol…
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Why do you need an Intranet?

In his book Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, New York Times best selling author Patrick Lencioni explains that working in silos is a great way to slowly cripple an organisation from the inside out. Poor staff engagement, lack of direction and focusing on office politics rather than shared objectives is…
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Self Service Portals Bring Efficiency

Piggly Wiggly:  The first self-service grocery store in the world. Getting your customers, clients and other stakeholders to serve themselves can bring a lot of efficiencies to your business.  The idea of self service has been around a long time.  Back in 1917, the US Patent Office awarded Clarence Saunders…

Keeping Application Data Safe with Azure SQL

Moving your organisations applications to the cloud can be a pretty scary prospect. How do you ensure that your clients data is secure and that their private information will be adequately protected? We recently worked on the security of a large scale health application we are building in Australia. The…
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Techtip: Giving Your SharePoint Style

SharePoint is like a canvas square. It can be cut into a shape to fit your business and with a little effort you can take that canvas and give it your own style. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” - Rachel Zoe Styling…
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Five Years in Business

Stratos Technology Partners is celebrating five years in business on the 1st of April 2016. We have grown from a small team working around a kitchen table in Cashmere to a full service Software Development and SharePoint consulting business based in the heart of Christchurch with clients across New Zealand…
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Looking back at 2015

It's always good at the end of the year to reflect on the previous 12 months' accomplishments. And what a year it's been for Stratos Technology Partners! In 2015, we: Said goodbye to Canterbury Business Solutions and hello to Stratos Technology Partners, a name that reflects the philosophy and capabilities; Moved into the Christchurch…

Introducing Peter Cummins

This month we’d like to introduce to you Peter Cummins, who looks after the business analysis side of our operations and a founder of Stratos Technology Partners.  Peter has a long history of working with businesses to develop software and Business Intelligence solutions. Having been an ERP specialist he also…
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A look at Node.js – should we be on the bandwagon?

Node.js is a new religion sweeping though the tech community. High-profile companies like Paypal and Uber use it to develop their platforms and it certainly deserves attention. At Stratos we use a mixture of Microsoft and Google technologies to deliver our applications, but we have been following Node for awhile.…

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