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When Technology Makes a Difference

One-Third of SMEs say Technology has had no Impact According to a recent Westpac business survey, many New Zealand SMEs say technology had no impact on their business. Nearly one third of New Zealand small and medium sized enterprises say digital technology has had no impact on their business over the…

Stratos Technology Partners Gets Behind Christchurch Charities

Stratos Technology Partners is excited about sponsoring this year’s Christchurch Hackathon organised by Charity IT. Conducted over a weekend, volunteer IT professionals get together to hammer out a technology solution for four worthy Christchurch Charities. This year the four charities are Renew Brighton, Volunteering Canterbury, Gap Filler and AvON. Renew…

Stratos Technology Partners Launch Event: Time for a Shout Out....!

Our event to launch our new name Stratos Technology Partners was great fun and we received lots of positive feedback.  Our pre-launch campaign successfully built a sense of intrigue and interest.  Of course, we owe our success to the remarkable people from Stratos and other organisations who were involved in putting it…
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Microsoft Cloud Down-under

Microsoft are now offering a full range of Cloud services hosted in their Australian data centres.  By hosting Cloud services so much nearer to our shores, they've significantly increased the responsiveness of their services. In late 2014 they opened data centres in Melbourne and Sydney initially providing Azure services. On the 31st…

Canterbury Business Solutions is now Stratos Technology Partners

The mystery is revealed! Canterbury Business Solutions has a new name: Stratos Technology Partners. Stratos means "highest level” and relates to strategy. Technology Partners speaks to the close and enduring relationships we've built with our many clients and colleagues since opening our doors in 2011. We feel the new name…
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Press Release: Canterbury Business Solutions Becomes Stratos Technology Partners

Today fast growing IT firm Canterbury Business Solutions (CBS), specialists in custom software development, SharePoint technology, business intelligence and IT consulting, becomes Stratos Technology Partners. After emerging from the ashes of Datasouth in March 2011, it has been a whirlwind ride for Christchurch-based IT firm Canterbury Business Solutions. When the…

David Carter Elected to Software Cluster Leadership

Congratulations to David Carter, who heads our software development team, for being elected to the team that leads the Canterbury Software Cluster. The Canterbury Software Cluster is a non-profit organisation aimed at helping the Canterbury software sector succeed at home and worldwide. They have a broad-based member community – some of New…
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9 Signs You Need Custom Software

For years we have been making remarkable companies and organisations soar with custom software.  Here are 9 signs that might indicate you need custom software too.    

Windows 10 Revealed

Windows 8 brought dramatic changes that drew much acclaim and sharp criticism. With over a billion Windows users in the world, Microsoft’s showcase event last Thursday morning (NZT) drew much worldwide attention because everyone anticipated that Windows 10 would be revealed. We weren’t disappointed.  Here are the highlights: Free upgrades:…
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Who Rules Your Data in the Cloud?

I was asked a question about data sovereignty at the Christchurch Microsoft Infrastructure User Group recently.  With your Cloud data typically being located overseas, who does rule your data? What’s Data Sovereignty? Data sovereignty is the idea that information which has been converted and stored in digital form is subject…

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