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Digital Transformation in Australia: 2024 Trends to Watch

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 13, 2023

Covering Cloud Software Development, Data & Analytics Consulting Services, TechOps Managed Services, and DevOps Looking back on 2023, it’s been a stellar year for digital transformation at Idea 11! We’ve been busy all year with innovative projects, delivering fantastic results, and welcoming lots of new customers looking to push the envelope…

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How Idea 11 doubled a council’s mobile app user base with cloud software development 

By Idea 11 Consulting / October 5, 2023

In today’s tech-driven world, moving to the cloud isn’t the final destination; it’s where the real journey begins for organisations. It’s the starting point for a transformation that unlocks possibilities previously hindered by outdated systems and in-house limitations. At the heart of this transformation is cloud software development, a rising trend…

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Why AWS? Insights from a leading AWS partner 

By Idea 11 Consulting / June 30, 2023

The cloud market has become a hotbed of creativity thanks to increased global adoption, innovation from industry leaders, and competition.   Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a driving force in this transformational shift. With an estimated 32% of the market share, they’re constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility and pioneering industry-leading changes…

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From implementation to optimisation: How DevOps consulting services are evolving in 2023  

By Idea 11 Consulting / April 19, 2023

Over the past decade, DevOps, which combines software development and IT operations, has dramatically changed from a developer-led trend to a top strategic priority. Faster releases are no longer the only goal; agility, resilience, and optimum business performance are equally important While there’s talk of DevOps losing relevance, the signs are…

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Transforming your modern workplace with a Microsoft 365 partner

By Idea 11 Consulting / March 1, 2023

The modern workplace is evolving. For most businesses, it’s not enough to stay in touch; you also need a space to share content and communicate with others in a non-linear fashion – one where everyone is connected to each other at all times. Enter cloud collaboration – the ability to work…

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Leading cloud consultants share AWS cloud security best practices 

By Idea 11 Consulting / February 1, 2023

“Our world is way more online these days. Twenty years ago, you could live perfectly well without a computer or mobile phone,” says Sergey Kozhevnikov, Solutions Architect at Idea 11. While many companies have enjoyed the obvious benefits of rapid digitisation, driven in part by the Covid-19 pandemic, hackers and bad…

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Cloud managed services: How businesses are harnessing the full power of the cloud with TechOps

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 20, 2022

Businesses are buying into the benefits of cloud transformation in huge numbers as they look to reshape business models for the better, harness data to produce lucrative new commercial opportunities, and automate processes to redefine customer service. As more organisations make the switch, finding a reliable way to manage their cloud…

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How cloud software development is transforming the tools of business 

By Idea 11 Consulting / November 10, 2022

As cloud drives digital transformation, it’s become crucial to all aspects of business. However, central to cloud’s importance is the role of software applications. Cloud is a flexible, scalable and cost-efficient platform to house applications. But it’s the applications themselves that empower business. Applications are essential tools: whether to share ideas,…

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Idea 11: Your data analytics consulting services partner

By Idea 11 Consulting / October 4, 2022

“If you don’t know what’s happening with your organisation or customers, it’s hard to improve performance.” This comment by Teangi Shoesmith, Senior Consulting Developer at Idea 11, is all the more relevant now as business data grows exponentially. For many SMBs, huge amounts of essential data often sits idle and untapped…

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Load Balancing Exchange ActiveSync with Client Certificates

By Idea 11 Consulting / November 4, 2015

We were setting up a NetScaler to load balance the Exchange 2013 CAS protocols a few weeks ago and we had an interesting dilemma.  The client had mandated the use of Certificate-Based Authentication (CBA) when accessing Exchange ActiveSync from mobile devices and wanted to leverage their NetScaler appliances to provide high…

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Upgrading to Windows 10

By Idea 11 Consulting / July 30, 2015

With the release of Windows 10 hitting – it is time to show you how easy the upgrade process is! Let’s get started!

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What Does the End of Mainstream Support for Exchange Server 2010 Mean for You?

By Idea 11 Consulting / January 15, 2015

What does the end of mainstream support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 mean for your organization?

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AHBL Shutdown Causes Spam False Positives and Email Delivery Problems

By Idea 11 Consulting / January 7, 2015

The shutdown of the AHBL service has caused spam false positives and email delivery issues for email systems that are configured to use the service.

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Using PowerShell to Launch an Amazon Web Services EC2 Windows Instance

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 4, 2014

Now that we’ve looked at how to get started with the AWS PowerShell tools lets take a look at a simple scenario of launching an EC2 instance to run a basic web server. The steps involved are: Create an Amazon EC2 key pair Create a Security Group (ie, a firewall rules)…

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Getting Started with AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 3, 2014

Admins who run Windows on their desktop or laptop computer can use the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell to perform their Amazon Web Services administration. Installing the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell The pre-requisites for the AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell are minimal. Windows XP or later, with PowerShell 2.0 or…

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PowerShell Script to Install the Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 3, 2014

This PowerShell script has been written to streamline the process of downloading and installing the Amazon Web Services Tools for Windows PowerShell to a Windows computer. The general workflow of the script is: Validate the download path exists, and create if necessary Download the file from AWS using Invoke-WebRequest Run the…

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How to Create a PowerShell Profile

By Idea 11 Consulting / December 3, 2014

Here at Idea 11 we’re big fans of PowerShell. We use it every day to support our customers and develop scripts and tools to help with our services and support. When you spend as much time in PowerShell as we do it is useful to create a PowerShell profile. A PowerShell…

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Amazon Web Services Migration

By Idea 11 Consulting / October 22, 2014

The introduction of ‘pay for what you use’ and ‘pay as you go’ consumption models in cloud infrastructure are a dramatic departure from the traditional capital budgeting process that has underpinned decades of previous IT projects. Many business and IT managers are currently evaluating a cloud project and in weighing up…

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Dropbox Password Leak Highlights the Importance of Multi-Factor Authentication

By Idea 11 Consulting / October 15, 2014

The news that up to 7 million Dropbox usernames and passwords may have been compromised is a good opportunity for businesses to review their use of multi-factor authentication for the online services that they rely on. At this stage the Dropbox leak appears to be a result of re-use of passwords…

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Shellshock Exploit Prevention Using Palo Alto Networks IPS

By Idea 11 Consulting / September 29, 2014

The Threat Prevention feature of Palo Alto Networks firewalls protects your network in several ways. One of these is an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that enables you to block known vulnerabilities at the network gateway. This approach to intrusion prevention helps to protect your network by detecting and blocking known attack signatures for security…

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