Idea 11 Blog

Internal budgeting for agile software development

By James Kahn / November 1, 2021

You’re planning on building software at your organisation, and you’re not a software company. Whether it’s an app, API, data or DevOps, you want the best result and the best software – fast too, if possible – so you’ll deliver using a form of agile. Scope is flexible, and time is…

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You can’t innovate while your house is on fire

By James Kahn / August 16, 2021

Email *dings* then *dings* again. Slack notifications come flying in. Your phone rings – there’s a problem. Sounds like it’s going to be a bad day. We’ve all had days like that. They’re a part of modern business life. But if too many days are like that – worse, if every…

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Products vs Projects – On software development in the enterprise

By James Kahn / August 9, 2021

When it comes to software, the pendulum is swinging back towards “build” in the build vs buy decision. Enterprise and government organisations alike that aren’t software companies are building software. They’re traditional organisations that are great at their core business, but that core business isn’t building software. It makes sense for…

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How to set up an Amazon Connect on-demand contact centre in 10 minutes

By Rian Brooks-Kane / July 2, 2020

Over the last few months, the world has changed dramatically. Next week, I will have been working from home for nearly a month due to social isolation requirements. The way people are working is changing and the ability to do your job from home could mean everything to either your internal…

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AWS Summit Online Australia & New Zealand: Recap

By Rian Brooks-Kane / May 21, 2020

While we were getting ready for AWS Summit 2020, the world changed dramatically for everyone and unfortunately resulted in the cancellation of all mass events, including the AWS Summit.

A month later, AWS announced that the AWS Summit will be streamed online as a virtual conference. If you were unable to attend the online summit, we’ve got you covered.

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Idea 11 helps City of Gold Coast build Digital City Platform

By James Kahn / March 19, 2019

City of Gold Coast, Australia’s second largest local government, is becoming an active digital city.

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Idea 11 honoured in 2018 growth awards

By James Kahn / November 19, 2018

Idea 11 is honoured and humbled to again achieve industry recognition through placing in Australia-wide growth awards in 2018.

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Tuning apache2 with apache2buddy

By Kyle Hartigan / June 25, 2018

Apache and Nginx are two of the most popular web servers in the open source community. between them, they are responsible for serving over half of the traffic on the internet. Both services have Pros and Cons that need to be taken into account when working out which solution to implement.…

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Idea 11 is one of the first Palo Alto Networks Public Cloud Specialised Partners in Australia

By James Kahn / May 8, 2018

I’m pleased to announce that Idea 11 is one of the first Public Cloud Specialised partners for Palo Alto Networks in Australia, and the first in Queensland. Meeting the requirements of this designation demonstrates our commitment to delivering Palo Alto Networks solutions on the AWS platform, and we’re excited to share…

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Configuring Amazon WorkSpaces Registration Code Automatically

By Rian Brooks-Kane / February 23, 2018

Here at Idea 11 we work with our customers to deploy Amazon WorkSpaces. A lot of WorkSpaces. In an enterprise, one annoying aspect of the client is the Registration Code. This code is used to tell the WorkSpace client where to connect. Now obviously just telling the end users to enter this…

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Fast Company 2017

By James Kahn / February 5, 2018

What a year 2017 was. In addition to our AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year award, we were honoured to receive additional awards placings – the Australian Financial Review Fast 100, CRN Fast 50 and Deloitte APAC Fast 500. Each of these awards is measured differently, but all are based…

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Idea 11 opens new Technical Operations Centre

By Bianca Kahn / November 26, 2017

While our award winning TechOps team has been focussed on delivering dedicated support and expert advice to our customers, we have quietly outgrown the space in our current office.

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Giving Back: Idea 11 donates to Children’s Cancer Institute

By James Kahn / October 24, 2017

Every year over 950 Australian children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer. Every week nearly three Australian children and adolescents die of cancer. We think this is a tragedy. Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia has made great strides in medical research and their aim is to put an end to childhood cancer.

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Why AWS Workspaces is the future of VDI

By James Kahn / October 9, 2017

I don’t want to bury the lede here – I think AWS Workspaces is the future of hosted desktop platforms. I’m going to share why. I spent an earlier part of my career designing, building, managing and fixing Citrix environments. Some of these were small, some of them large. Back then,…

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Idea 11 work with EB Games to migrate to AWS

By James Kahn / June 23, 2017

We recently helped EB Games migrate their e-commerce platform from a traditional datacentre environment to a scalable, elastic Amazon Web Services infrastructure. At the same time EB Games modified their website to take advantage of the features of AWS. Read about EB Games’ AWS experience in CRN Australia. We’re proud to…

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Idea 11 help Watpac move to AWS

By James Kahn / June 23, 2017

Idea 11 is helping forward-thinking construction company Watpac on their journey to Amazon Web Services. Watpac’s AWS journey was recently profiled in the AFR. The flexibility and innovation provided by the cloud will allow Watpac to respond more quickly to business demands. We’re proud to be working with the innovative IT…

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AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2017

By James Kahn / June 14, 2017

Idea 11 is honoured to be announced as the Amazon Web Services Rising Star Partner of the Year for 2017, across Australia and NZ. Thanks for our customers for choosing us, the Idea 11 team for all your hard work and the AWS team for their fantastic support. We’re excited for…

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Idea 11 is now an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

By James Kahn / December 13, 2016

I’m excited to announce that Idea 11 is now an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. Advanced Partners are required to meet stringent requirements in certification and skills, customer success stories, revenue and dedication to the Amazon Web Service platform. Our aim is to be the leading provider of next-generation technology solutions in Queensland.…

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We have moved!

By James Kahn / November 23, 2015

We have moved to a new larger office, just up the road from our old office. Our phone and mailing details haven’t changed. Our new office address is: 1/88 Brandl St Eight Mile Plains QLD 4113

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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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