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Idea 11 helps City of Gold Coast build Digital City Platform

By James Kahn / March 19, 2019 / Comments Off on Idea 11 helps City of Gold Coast build Digital City Platform

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

Idea 11 honoured in 2018 growth awards

By James Kahn / November 19, 2018 / Comments Off on Idea 11 honoured in 2018 growth awards

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

Handling Application Settings in your DevOps Deployment Pipeline

By Mike Bentzen / September 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Handling Application Settings in your DevOps Deployment Pipeline

Today we’ll look at handling application settings in build and deployment pipelines. An application normally has several settings that are stored outside of main application codebase. Database Connection strings, external SaaS API Keys, credentials are examples of settings and other environment specific settings will be stored in appsettings.json for a DotNetCore app, web.xml for a […]

Protecting content with CloudFront and the AWSSDK for .NET apps

By Mike Bentzen / September 28, 2018 / Comments Off on Protecting content with CloudFront and the AWSSDK for .NET apps

Amazon CloudFront is a Global Content Distribution Network. Essentially, this is a global caching system that delivers your website and app content really fast and low latency to your end users. This is one of my favourite AWS services because you can increase the responsiveness, resiliency and scalability with minimal effort or cost – without […]

Tuning apache2 with apache2buddy

By Kyle Hartigan / June 25, 2018 / Comments Off on Tuning apache2 with apache2buddy

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. This article explains how […]

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

By James Kahn / May 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Idea 11 is one of the first Palo Alto Networks Public Cloud Specialised Partners in Australia

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 this designation of our […]

Configuring Amazon WorkSpaces Registration Code Automatically

By Rian Brooks-Kane / February 23, 2018 / Comments Off on Configuring Amazon WorkSpaces Registration Code Automatically

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 code isn’t the most […]

Fast Company 2017

By James Kahn / February 5, 2018 / Comments Off on Fast Company 2017

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 on business growth. The […]

Securely Deliver Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0

By Ben Houghton / January 31, 2018 / Comments Off on Securely Deliver Applications with Amazon AppStream 2.0

What is Amazon AppStream 2.0? Appstream 2.0 is Amazon Web Services’ latest fully managed service that allows anyone to securely stream windows applications directly to a compatible HTML5 web browser. Previously only available in limited regions world-wide, it’s now available for deployment in Sydney. What problems does AppStream solve? You’re a software vendor: You’re a […]

How to set up AWS Cognito with federation to Office365

By Mike Bentzen / January 16, 2018 / Comments Off on How to set up AWS Cognito with federation to Office365

AWS Cognito is a fantastic product that handles everything to do with your app’s users, so you don’t have to. You don’t have to think about authentication, user profiles, user management, or ensuring that passwords are handled properly. AWS Cognito also handles federation with other systems. I was asked a question recently; I’ve used the […]

Comprehending insights and what matters to your customers

By Mike Bentzen / December 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Comprehending insights and what matters to your customers

It’s been an exciting time with a whole stack of new features coming out of the 2017 Amazon re:Invent conference. Today I thought I’d focus on one of the newly released Machine Learning services, which really excites me – Amazon Comprehend.  It’s a powerful tool to help facilitate your decisions and understanding. The AWS Website […]

Idea 11 opens new Technical Operations Centre

By Bianca Kahn / November 26, 2017 / Comments Off on Idea 11 opens new Technical Operations Centre

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.

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

By James Kahn / October 24, 2017 / Comments Off on Giving Back: Idea 11 donates to Children’s Cancer Institute

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.

Spinning a web with a Data Spider

By Mike Bentzen / October 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Organisations constantly produce information and data at a rate like never before. This data can unlock secrets in your business which in turn can help you make intelligent decisions. But how? Previously, it’s been very difficult because of the availability of compute and storage constraints. Big Data is a large volume of structured and unstructured […]

Why AWS Workspaces is the future of VDI

By James Kahn / October 9, 2017 / 0 Comments

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, Citrix was the right […]

Idea 11 work with EB Games to migrate to AWS

By James Kahn / June 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 have helped EB Games […]

Idea 11 help Watpac move to AWS

By James Kahn / June 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 team at Watpac.

AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2017

By James Kahn / June 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

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 the future, and aim […]

Idea 11 is now an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner

By James Kahn / December 13, 2016 / 0 Comments

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. Amazon Web Services is […]

More market leading changes from Amazon Web Services

By Lawrence Kahn / September 30, 2016 / 0 Comments

Big news from AWS this morning with more flexibility added to their already competitive Reserved Instances (RIs) offerings. The market has been asking for more freedom when it comes to RIs, and AWS has definitely delivered. RIs are now Region specific instead of Availability Zone (AZ) specific AND a brand new type has launched – […]

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