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Sitecore on Azure PaaS

During this month’s Users’ Group learn about deployment and configuration on Azure PaaS including features such as Redis session caches and Application Insights telemetry. Enjoy the pizza and beverages provided by Diversus. …

Sponsors 2017 ACS WA State Conference

As part of our continual commitment to promoting the ICT sector, Diversus are proudly Silver Sponsors of the 2017 ACS WA State Conference. ACS WA’s flagship annual event brings together professionals from a range of sectors for an engaging journey looking at the latest trends and developments in all things ICT. The State Conference is being held at the Pan Pacific on Thursday 16th of March. …

Is using a password even a good idea?

Now let’s be honest: very few humans have the memory and discipline to be able to cope with password rules in a single system - much less the dozens of different systems we all need to interact with. …

YOW West 2016

Each year over 30 world-class Development experts and authors present technically-rich talks without any vendor-hype or marketing spin the YOW! Conferences. Diversus encourages unbiased discussion concerning technologies and applications in IT. Again in 2016, Diversus are sponsoring the YOW! West Conference. Join us to meet and talk with world-renowned speakers face-to-face about your specific development challenges. Hope to see you 3-4 May! …

Diversus Extending ICT services to Queensland Government

Diversus is proud to have been placed on the Queensland Government ICT Services Panel as part of our national expansion into Brisbane and Queensland. This is a testament to the type and quality of work that we have successfully delivered for many years, and the collaborative engagements we have with our clients to deliver innovative and fit-for-purpose solutions. …

Wearables in the School Yard

With the rising obesity epidemic, UWA is conducting a study to measure students' normal activity levels and patterns throughout the school day. The Year 5 students at a Perth Primary School are the initial subjects of the study. …

Women in IT

Working women in predominantly western societies are fortunate we have choice. We have to thank the women who have gone before us who have paved the way for equality. As Women in IT we are lucky to be working in an industry that provides the flexibility to allow us to work according to the choices we make. We are also in the industry that is providing flexible working conditions for other industries. Working in the IT industry allows us to work anywhere in the world; travel and broaden our experiences as we are in high demand in most countries. …

Sitecore Engagement Value as an Analytical Measurement

In the past simple measures such as the number of hits, sales/leads generated, and simply traffic sources would be used as analytical data to judge the success of a web site. Sitecore which is considered by many as the market leading CMS, is packed full of analytical data inside its Experience Analytics and Experience Profile databases. Furthermore the marketing capabilities allow content authors and marketers to optimize the entire web experience for users (across all channels - including web, mobile, social and even print). One interesting marketing/analytical feature available out of the box in the Sitecore arsenal is: Engagement Value. …

How Production Insights Can Drive Effective Change Management

Change management accompanies any project and it is advantageous to start it as early as possible. This usually involves planning around expectations and encouraging early adoption through exposure to what the final solution will be, or what differences it will make to the business. Whilst this is a good start, a more effective approach is a collaborative effort with the project development team. Specifically the production schedule and whether or not this can influence change management. …

Starlight Great Adventure Challenge 2015

The Starlight Adventure challenge on Saturday 25th of July 2015 was held in picturesque Dwellingup. 16 teams competed over a series of events all in the name of raising money to support seriously ill children in hospital. The event consisted of two running legs, three off-road cycling legs, and two canoe legs. We had a team …

What is so BIG about DATA?

What is Big Data? Big Data is a popular topic these days. Probably, most of us have heard about topics like ‘Big Data Analysis’, ‘Data Mining’ and ‘BI’ which are quite common discussions in IT meet up’s or seminars. But, what is the meaning of ‘Big Data’? Which analysis tools are there to extract the hidden knowledge … …

Just Start IT 2015 – Gala Presentation

It’s often easier to focus on immediate needs — be it a project, a position to fill or an up-and-coming holiday. At Diversus, we believe in a holistic approach to business. We look at our projects and ensure that there is a future state already planned in. When hiring new employees we look at the … …

Apps, mobile websites, responsive designs – what do they all mean?

Over the past few years, web users have changed from predominantly using desktop computers to browse the web to using mobile devices such as phone and tablets. Reports suggest that as much as 50% to 60% of web traffic is from mobile devices, so it’s no longer acceptable to leave the mobile web experience as an afterthought, it needs to be evaluated as a priority at the beginning of any web project. …

YOW! West

Diversus are proud Bronze Sponsors of the YOW! West Conference on 26-27 May 2015 at Parmelia Hilton Perth. …

The full stack and how it affects user response time

As internet speeds increase, users expect a web page to load in a timely manner. Research shows that delayed response times of even 1 second can result in 7% less conversions, therefore as a developer it is important to consider page load times (not just when a single user is accessing the site but under …

The Power of Adaptive Websites

A website that responds to the needs of the user by displaying and formatting relevant content is known as an Adaptive Website. This article examines the rise of adaptive websites and the things that should be considered to use them effectively. Marketing has always been about how to craft the right message to the right …

How much do you pay your Penguins?

It has been commented on in the past that I’m very confident or that I sound taller on the phone compared to how I look in person (Penguin wise I’m probably more Rock Hopper than Emperor, particularly first thing in the morning ) This somewhat unusual statement hasn’t always been said as a compliment mind …

The Magic of Recruitment

Recruitment is a funny business you know – not funny ha ha, though sometimes it can be hilarious, more funny peculiar. This is particularly true if you are on the candidate side of things. You know how it goes, you see an advert or hear through the grapevine that company X is hiring and from …

User Story in one hand is worth Acceptance Criteria in the other

User Stories are widely accepted in agile projects for the documentation of requirements. Written in “Business” like language they describe the objective or feature that a person would like to utilise from the system. Acceptance Criteria go hand in hand with User Stories and are used to assess the delivered solution the users’ requirements. Acceptance Criteria …

Just Start IT A Huge Success

With the first year of the Just Start IT program, we were very excited as this phenomenal experience drew to a close, especially for the students. It all ended last Monday night at Bankwest Place where 16 WA high school teams competed and pitched their ideas for the major prize and exposure to some potential investors. …

Diversus sponsors SharePoint Saturday Perth 2014

In the spirit of our community support, we are once again sponsoring SharePoint Saturday Perth. Diversus has been there from the start and always presented the major prize at the conclusion of the event each year. We hope to see you there to learn and share your experiences, and maybe win a prize! SharePoint Saturday …

Continual Improvement with Kaizen Thinking

Kaizen, a way of thinking that originates from the Japanese style of lean manufacturing is a collaborative, holistic approach to changes for the better involving the whole team and management within all stages of a process. It is all about an awareness of instigating continual improvement and how small incremental actions add up to large …

New User Group – the Modern Excel & Power BI User Group

Exciting news for Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) users in Perth. A new user group has formed called the Perth Modern Excel & Power BI User Group. The Perth group is a chapter of the worldwide Modern Excel User Group (MEUG) and can be found at http://www.meetup.com/Perth-Modern-Excel-Power-BI-User-Group/ The user group co-founders Peter Schmidt and Bhavik Merchant both …

SharePoint Word Automation Services

Here is a scenario: You’re asked to convert 200 Word documents from your network drive or PC into PDFs. You could individually open these documents in Word and hit ‘Save As…’, but this would be a tedious exercise. What if you’ve finally saved the 199th document and suddenly you’re asked to convert 200 more? Then …

Just Start IT

Diversus is proud to be part of the local startup culture by providing one of its Directors, Claude De Lucia, as a mentor for the Just Start IT initiative by Curtin University (School of Information Systems). Just Start IT is a competition that gives a unique opportunity for high school students to realise their potential as …

The new Diversus website has arrived!

We are proud to present the new Diversus website which is fresh, contemporary and different; it reflects absolutely who we are and what we are made of. For your viewing pleasure, it is a responsive design so will work on your phone or tablet. We welcome any feedback – positive or negative, and thanks for …