Technical Help - Tips and Tricks: Helping customers to help themselves

When enhancing, supporting or developing applications and websites there comes a point (generally during testing a fix after a code change or a new release) at which a developer or consultant will say to themselves “I’ve seen/said this before” after a customer says that they cannot see the change, despite the developer having tested the change before releasing it to the user. …

Why you need to care about analytics

Many people are happy to see a task or project through and move onto the next thing once it’s completed. After all, delivering something is what gives you that sense of accomplishment. However there is far more that can be achieved during and after delivery that can provide enormous potential to increase the effectiveness of your solution, implementation, or even your business as a whole. It’s the use of analytics, which can be described as the digestion of data in order to identify patterns and trends. …

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. …

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! …

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. …

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. …

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 …

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 …