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Written By Imran Sadiq Oct 29, 2018 1:39:10 PM

cloud computing Amazon Web Services

The 6 AWS Security Best Practices you should implement now

It wasn’t all that long ago that the question of ‘security’ was considered a major impediment to the adoption of cloud computing services. Happily, the ‘theoretical’ security problems which arise from having your data on someone else’s computer, haven’t been borne out in any practical sense. That’s why cloud computing, including platform-as-a-service from Amazon Web Services and many other providers, has become the defacto way of resourcing companies from the smallest to the biggest.

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Written By Priscila Bernardes Oct 19, 2018 2:11:03 PM

cloud computing Amazon Web Services

The core foundations of AWS you'd be silly not to be using

If you are running servers or workloads in the AWS cloud, you’re probably aware of the Amazon Web Services Well Architected framework. First introduced by AWS in 2015, this framework is widely used by AWS Certified Architects to create a planned and structured infrastructure which will meet your needs today and into the future.

Consisting of five pillars, the Well-Architected framework sets the scene for having in place cloud foundations that complies with best practices. In this article, we dig a little deeper into it and consider the core pillars of AWS Foundations, and why you really should be using them in your environment.

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

innovation Software Development cloud computing

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

Digital Transformation Business intelligence Business Growth

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

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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 automation Business intelligence 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 automation Business intelligence 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 Partnerships Business Growth Business Culture

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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