22 Apr



Danu Abeysuriya: 10,000 hours, mentors, and the rush to success

By Karolien Koorts

I went to meet Danu in his office. My heels clicked on the wooden floors as I wandered into the open-plan building, and I immediately felt overdressed. I found myself amongst a group of enthusiastic individuals, bare-foot in one case, who were alternating between an intense foosball game and even more intense coding. The atmosphere was relaxed, and this mood flowed onto Danu when he came to greet me.

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15 Apr


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Software as a Performance: A conversation with Reuben Bijl

By Fraser Thompson

Six and a half years ago Reuben Bijl finished his classical music degree and started making apps. At the time the iPhone had only just hit New Zealand, and the smartphone app ecosystem was far from the monolith it is today, but Reuben saw the potential for groundbreaking new ideas.

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09 Apr



Past the hype: Android Wearables & the Moto 360

By Ben Naylor

This might be a bit late to the game for a review of product that arrived on the market 6 months ago, but this is a first impression and an honest review of Android Wearables, and the Motorola Moto 360.

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18 Mar


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Meet the Chief Innovation Officer

By Darren Baguley

In a recent survey from BT Global Services titled, "Art of Connecting: Creativity and the Modern CIO," 85% of CIOs and other senior IT decision-makers surveyed said the traditional role of the CIO is changing. The cloud is very much a catalyst for this change. As it’s early boosters promised, IT departments have the chance to move away from the drudgery of managing applications, servers and storage and focus on driving innovation.

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10 Mar


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How to simplify your AWS Billing and save up to $15,000 in the process

By Michael Keane

Fronde have been doing AWS since 2007, and are an Advanced Consulting Partner. Earlier last year Fronde was also appointed an AWS Channel Reseller Partner. This might seem like a minor point - but it has useful implications for AWS users in New Zealand and Australia.

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23 Feb



New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards: The 2014 Fronde Young Achiever Award Finalists

By Fronde

With only one week until the nominations for the 2015 Hi-Tech Awards close, we've put together our profiles of the 2014 Fronde Young Achiever Award Finalists.

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03 Feb



5 things to know about Google's Chrome ecosystem

By Darren Baguley

Millions of people all over the world have downloaded the Chrome browser -  it is the world's most popular browser. Now the Chrome ecosystem is also getting traction in the enterprise, with Woolworths, Dick Smith, Xero, Fairfax and News Corporation transitioning across. Here are the top 5 things you need to know about Google's Chrome ecosystem.  

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20 Nov


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Amazon Aurora - a shot across the bows of traditional software vendors

By James Valentine

The sleepless nights aren’t just for the operations engineers or the infrastructure architects - it’s also for the business owners who have to pay the punitive licence fees and demanding infrastructure costs for commercial “enterprise class” relational database management systems (RDBMS) that attempt to address these challenges.

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