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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 11, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Software Development cloud computing innovation

Here's why you should be thinking about a business app

Looking for that X factor which sets your company apart from the competition? Chances are, it can be found in software and that’s why you should be thinking about your company’s next application.

Think of the by-now usual suspects: Uber, Airbnb, Facebook, Amazon. These companies have revolutionised industries which were once unassailable fortresses, protected by regulation or high cost of entry.

How did they do it?

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 18, 2018 3:21:15 PM

Business intelligence Business Growth Digital Transformation

5 common business inefficiencies solved by Power BI

There’s good reason for analysts putting growth in the business intelligence market in double figures and surging to a value of over US$29 billion by 2020: it delivers real value to an increasingly broad cross section of businesses (in fact, Forbes says small businesses have the highest rate of BI adoption in 2018!) But just precisely what can Microsoft’s contender, Power BI, do for your company? Check out these five common problems that this powerful solution can address.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 17, 2018 8:42:12 AM

Business Growth Business Culture Lancom Life

Getting to know: Cameron Roberts

Computers, Technology and how systems work have always been one of Cameron's passion. Starting his career in 2014, as a graduate systems engineer, Cameron has risen through the ranks to become Lancom's Technical Team Leader, responsible for scoping, and delivering complex projects.

We interviewed Cameron to find out his highlights building a career in Technology, and his recommendations for those getting started.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 10, 2018 9:03:19 AM

Business Growth Business Culture Lancom Life

Getting to know: Jacques Jamieson

Joining Lancom as a Graduate Systems Engineer, Jacques quickly realised he was made for Software Development. When we had an opening for a Full Stack Junior Developer, Jacques was quick to apply. Showing an outstanding result, he moved to become one of Lancom's Software Developers.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Sep 6, 2018 5:08:08 PM

Business intelligence Business automation Keep up with Technology

Why these successful companies are loving using Power BI

It’s probably one of the most exciting additions to Microsoft’s stable of offerings since Office 365 came out, but what can Power BI do for your business? Before getting to that pressing question, let’s have a quick look at what it has done for some other companies.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Aug 30, 2018 9:54:19 AM

Business Growth Business Culture Lancom Life

Getting to know: Nikita Bhimjiani

Nikita is Lancom's first female engineer! We discussed what a career in tech looks like for her, why she chose Lancom, and the highlights of working in the Technology industry.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Aug 28, 2018 4:03:30 PM

Business intelligence Business automation Keep up with Technology

10 reasons why your SME should be using Power BI

If you’ve heard of Power BI, there are probably two pressing questions you have: One: what exactly is it? and two: Is it suitable for my business?

To the first question. Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service from Microsoft. It enables anyone to visualise and analyse data with greater speed, efficiency and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of data through easy-to-use dashboards, interactive reports, and visualisations that bring data to life. This is Microsoft’s official definition, by the way.

Let’s move on then, to the reasons why this powerful tool set could be ideal in your business.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Aug 21, 2018 4:20:23 PM

Business Growth Business Culture Business Partnerships

Growing a business based on values: The lessons we learnt

It doesn't matter if your business is the smallest of the SME's or the largest of the Enterprises; defining what is core to you is the first step in understanding what should be important to your team, your customers, and your overall business personality.

You probably understand the importance of having something on paper that proves your business identity, and what your team stands for. But, are you living by this?

Let's be honest: with busy days come pressure to focus on operational related matters, and things like "culture" and "values" become second priority.

This is where we were at the beginning of 2018, when we decided that, in order to move ahead, we needed to stop and re-evaluate our vision. 

This article attempts to lay out some of the learnings we acquired during this process.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Aug 21, 2018 8:17:09 AM

Business Growth Business Culture Lancom Life

Getting to know: Kevin Williamson

Kevin first joined Lancom in 2005 as a Systems engineer, but we knew he was made for relationship management! In his first 7 years at Lancom he helped us solidify our Managed Services practice, and grow our customer base through building solid solutions for New Zealand SMEs.

Seven years later, Kevin re-joined Lancom as a Sales Director, after working for organisations such as Spark & Dimension Data. We chatted to Kevin about his career aspirations, and the motivation to return to Lancom.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Aug 13, 2018 5:40:31 PM

Business intelligence Business Growth Keep up with Technology

The sudden death of business reporting as you know it

…Is greatly exaggerated. But its evolution is right here, right now.

There’s a reason business reporting as you know it is coming to something akin to a sudden death. But, attention grabbing headline aside, business reporting isn’t going anywhere. Instead, it is changing radically away from the Excel spreadsheets you know (and truth be told, probably love), to something far better. Power BI and live reporting.

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