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The Adaptiv Advantage Vol. 4

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Welcome to our August Adaptiv eNewsletter

This month at Adaptiv we’ve got our a quick round-up of content we think you might enjoy, and to help you get to know us better, we’ve profiled two of our senior staff members. Like most technology businesses, we are always looking for great people to add to our team, so shout out if there’s anyone you’d like to recommend or point them to our careers page.

Are you ready to party? Hang on to that rain check!

We turned 10 in May, but social distancing and common sense meant that getting together to celebrate wasn’t the best idea. And sadly, given the recent move back to Level 3, it still isn’t. As soon as we return to Level 1, we’re ready to open the doors and invite you to celebrate our birthday with us with drinks, pizzas, nibbles and great company! In the meantime, hold that thought and watch out for a confirmed birthday party date.

Adaptiv News and Views

The tyranny of distance: 3 ways to ensure your remote project is a success.

Was running your projects during lockdown a struggle? Covid-19 forced many technology partners and clients to embark on a steep learning curve. But for us, running projects from afar has been our business-as-usual for close to 20 years. Nikolai Blackie, Co-founder of Adaptiv and Principal Architect, is a hands-on veteran of hundreds of remote end-to-end projects, and in this blog he shares three ways to ensure your long distance projects are a success.

Adaptiv: Is your (message) broker dumb or smart? And why does it matter?

What on earth is a message broker? Why are some dumb, and others smart? And what’s their job? George Phillips and Li Si Chan explain all!

The Adaptiv Approach

Need some practical help to prepare your organisation for digital transformation?

While digital transformation is the catch cry of every forward-looking business or organisation, it’s not necessarily a simple or straightforward path. That’s why we offer four specially designed briefings and workshops to help you understand not only what you can achieve, but what you need to do to get there.  So when you’re ready to make your move, you can be confident that the technologies and approach you select will deliver the business outcomes you require. Note: adaptiv.align and adaptiv.educate are both free.


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New or familiar faces

Li Si Chan, Senior Consultant

Li Si is an integration specialist currently working with some of New Zealand’s largest companies and globally influential offshore financial institutions. Her role is to integrate client platforms with market data utilities. Li Si bridges the gap between business and technology, turning our client’s outcomes into technical requirements, quickly and effectively.

Self-managing and highly proactive, Li Si is thorough, and delivery focussed. Known for her dedication and going the extra mile to meet deadlines, she is respected by clients and colleagues alike for her quality delivery. As well as MuleSoft Developer, BizTalk Server and Dell Boomi Integration certifications, she is qualified in Microsoft Programming in C#. She also has considerable experience working with industry standard messaging formats (including SWIFT, FpML, ebXML, EDIFACT and IMS), and is skilled at integrating these with market SaaS platforms and other standard systems and interfaces. Li Si reads, bakes, knits and practices Bikram yoga, as well as following the latest Microsoft technologies, during her leisure time.

George Phillips, Consultant

 George has been with Adaptiv some years, so will be a familiar face to many of you. He’s responsible for the development, analysis, design, implementation and support of Enterprise Service Bus, API and iPaaS solutions. This includes work on implementing automated build and releases (DevOps) for our clients, using products such as Octopus, TeamCity, TFS and Azure DevOps. A Bachelor of Information Science (with a double major in Computer Science and Information Technology) from Massey University, George has spent the last five years supporting and developing multiple solutions for Adaptiv clients in retail, utilities, construction, transport/distribution, education and finance. George’s focus is on delivering solutions to our high standards. His attention to detail produces quality developments, resulting in deployments going through with no issues. He is certified on multiple platforms, including Dell Boomi, MuleSoft, ADAPTX and Microsoft Azure, and is qualified in Microsoft Programming in C#. George is extremely interested in Cloud technologies, and enjoys travelling (and hopefully will again post-COVID-19), food and video games outside of work.

To meet the rest of the team visit Our People.

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