A new way to engage with shareholders: Link Market Services

July 26, 2017

Since the law change in 2012 allowing kiwi companies to hold annual meetings virtually, the market has been itching for a new way of holding shareholder meetings, whether it be by means of audio, visual and audio, or electronic communication. Five years on, Link Market Services has become the first global financial services provider to offer an innovative platform to deliver both virtual (online) and hybrid (online, phone, and in-person voting participation) shareholder meetings for its clients. We were engaged by Link Market Services to help move their clients’ shareholder meetings to the cloud, allowing investors to attend a shareholder meeting from anywhere in the world. “The Instillery have delivered … Read More

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Deputy – making staff admin as easy as ordering a coffee

July 17, 2017

Deputy, one of our newest recruits, is a complete online staff management toolkit allowing you to automate your workforce and spend more time on things that matter. Why is Deputy so good? We reckon Deputy is pretty darn clever and just so easy to use. Integrating with lots of other commonly used hospitality apps, Deputy lets you create rosters in minutes, connect and manage your team, process time sheets and payroll from any device, any time and at any location. All of this functionality saves you time and hassle and provides you with plenty of visibility in a simple to navigate, secure app. Integration with other hospitality apps Deputy’s biggest … Read More

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Meet Gene – The Instillery’s Deputy expert

July 17, 2017

Computers, bikes and cars; Meet Gene – The Instillery’s Deputy expert From our team, meet Gene. He is a Cloud Specialist, Support Team member and resident Deputy expert. As one of the stars of our Support Team, Gene is often the voice you’ll hear on the other end of the line if you need help with your technology. Gene’s also responsible for setting up our new customer accounts, software activations and hardware installations. Gene can be found in the office, or onsite with our customers, completing hardware installations. As one of the stars of our Support Team, he’s often the voice you’ll hear on the other end of the line … Read More

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How we helped Eat My Lunch manage their growth

July 13, 2017

More lunches = more business complexity – How we helped Eat My Lunch manage their growth Since June 2015, Eat My Lunch have provided over 475,000 lunches to hungry Kiwi kids. Starting from humble beginnings in a home kitchen in Auckland, Eat My Lunch very quickly grew to delivering 1,400 lunches daily to kids attending 48 schools across Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Having a lot of growth and success so early in a company’s life brings with it a bunch of things that organisations may not have necessarily thought about before. This became more evident to Lisa and her team when they decided to move from the original Eat My Lunch … Read More

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The Instillery appoints new business development manager

July 10, 2017

10 July 2017 We’re delighted to announce that Nick Whitmore has joined The Instillery in the role of Business Development Manager for New Zealand enterprise and government clients. Commencing in July 2017, Nick will contribute to the ongoing growth of The Instillery, with a focus on cloud infrastructure, automation, connectivity and security. Founder and CEO, Mike Jenkins, says Nick’s appointment is well-timed for The Instillery Group as they continue on their growth trajectory as one of the fastest growing cloud consulting and service providers across the ANZ region. “Nick will be instrumental in helping us to capitalise on our recent period of growth – his appointment is a critical one … Read More

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The Instillery at Shopify Unite 2017 San Francisco

June 2, 2017

The Future of E-commerce Shopify’s annual conference was recently held in San Francisco. This is where the Shopify team and developers can come together to share new features and talk about the future of Shopify and e-commerce. This year, our e-commerce expert, Jack Downs (Creator Of Things/ Front-End Developer @ The Instillery), attended the Shopify conference to get amongst the booming e-commerce industry and learn from the best in the entrepreneurial tech scene. Shopify has grown to 1 million active subscribers as of 2017, showing that Shopify is a trusted platform used by a large range of online merchants. Shopify maintains and builds on this user trust by making a … Read More

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Cloud Ninjas by day, Crime fighters by night

May 29, 2017

Here at The Instillery, we pride ourselves on getting stuck into new technology as soon as it’s available. So when we learnt we could get our hands on tech from the much-anticipated release of Cisco Meraki’s IP Surveillance suite, we jumped at the chance. Getting NZ’s first pieces of this technology meant we couldn’t wait to get it installed, configured and added to our existing Cisco Meraki Cloud. It didn’t take too long either – three cameras totalled about 30 minutes to setup, including unboxing. Little did we know, our eagerness to get these devices up and running would result in The Instillery becoming the unofficial Parnell neighbourhood watch… We … Read More

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Mike Jenkins named as one of NZ’s most innovative leaders

March 29, 2017

This week, our founder & CEO Mike Jenkins was named on the 2017 CIO100 list honouring the most innovative ICT leaders and CIOs in New Zealand. The CIO100 list acknowledges New Zealand’s top 100 most effective and strategic CIOs, recognising them for delivering rapid change across their organisations while excelling in business transformation, innovation and leadership. We are really stoked for Mike and are incredibly proud of what he’s achieved as a leader and for The Instillery. To read Mike’s CIO100 profile see here.

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Rapid enterprise cloud adoption bolsters Kiwi company

February 15, 2017

ChannelLife – 09 February 2017 Digitisation, digital transformation, digital disruption – whatever you want to call it, it’s everywhere. For The Instillery, a Kiwi company that helps businesses tap into the true value of cloud technologies and business analytics, it has resulted in huge growth. To kick off the new year, they’ve announced the hire of six new employees, including a new executive hire. Jeremey Nees joins the company as chief product officer, alongside Callum Robertson, cloud activations engineer; Eliot Foye, cloud activations engineer; Gene Giacon, cloud specialist; Jack Downs, front-end developer and Joyce Wong, finance manager. Ballooning to more than triple its size (now 30) in just the past 12 months, … Read More

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Sky’s the limit as The Instillery hires six of the best

February 15, 2017

Reseller News – 08 February 2017 The Instillery has announced the hire of six new recruits – including a new executive hire – as the company continues on it’s trajectory as one of the fastest growing cloud providers in New Zealand. Amidst the hiring spree, Jeremy Nees joins as chief product officer along with Callum Robertson, cloud activations engineer; Eliot Foye, cloud activations engineer; Gene Giacon, cloud specialist; Jack Downs, front-end developer and Joyce Wong, finance manager. Having more than tripled the size of its team to 30 in the past 12 months, The Instillery has focused on expanding its enterprise footprint both locally and abroad. Coupled with internal expansion … Read More

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The AWS re:Invent announcements you need to know about.

December 4, 2016

Last week some of The Instillery team were living it up in Vegas while attending the world’s largest public cloud conference. Referred to by some as “Cloud Heaven” the AWS re:Invent conference attracts over 24,000 people from around the world and has over 400 breakout sessions, bootcamps, certification opportunities and training events. And what a week it was. The team have come back fizzing about the next tranche of exciting new technologies, managed services and features that were announced at the re:Invent conference by Amazon CTO Werner Vogels. Here’s the skinny on those key AWS re:Invent announcements you absolutely need to know about. Go grab yourself a coffee and buckle … Read More

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The Instillery does Vegas at AWS re:Invent

November 30, 2016

This week some of The Instillery team are living it up in Vegas while attending the world’s largest public cloud conference. Referred to by some as “Cloud Heaven” the AWS re:Invent conference attracts over 24,000 people from around the world and has over 400 breakout sessions, bootcamps, certification opportunities and training events. The team have been invited by our partners AWS and Cloudability to attend and hear more on global industry trends and the next iteration of cloud computing as businesses transition from traditional data centres to the public cloud. While there, they’ll also be joining forces with other Kiwi tech companies like Xero to do a recon mission to … Read More

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The Instillery appoints new chief operating officer

November 12, 2016

12 November 2016 The Instillery, New Zealand’s fastest-growing cloud service provider, today announced that Jamie Wallis has joined The Instillery Group in the newly created role of chief operating officer. In this role Wallis will be responsible for leading The Instillery Group’s operations and delivery to customers as the business looks to expand its footprint globally. The executive leadership appointment is well-timed for the group who have seen vast growth in the past 12 months. “The Instillery has seen phenomenal growth this year and our business is in an exciting place as we look ahead to 2017. In the coming months we’ll be entering new markets and new countries as … Read More

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The Instillery Group scoops ‘world first’ Cloudability partnership for NZ & Pacific Islands

November 3, 2016

TechDay.com – 02 November 2016 The Instillery Group has scored a lucrative partnership with data-driven cloud cost management provider Cloudability, in what the company calls a ‘world-first’ partnership. The Instillery will now become the Elite Exclusive Cloudability partner for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, allowing customers to access a broader range of cloud services in reliability, business agility and reduced cost of delivery. “The Instillery’s partnership with Cloudability will enable organisations who have adopted public cloud strategies to visualise all of their cloud spending in one place,” explains The Instillery CEO Mike Jenkins. “Cost and cloud usage data is aggregated from multiple platforms including both Amazon Web Services and … Read More

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If the likes of Netflix, Spotify & Twitter can go down what does that mean for my organisation?

October 25, 2016

So Netflix was down….that’s a big deal, how does this relate to my organisation? If nothing else, the events over the weekend and the past 12 months should act as a reminder to have a discussion with your executive team about your current security posture to specifically understand: What the impact and cost would be for your organisation if you were a casualty of a DDoS attack? How much down time you would have until your organisation could restore normal service? What actions can / could / should you be taking now to avoid a DDoS attack? In our second blog of this two part series we’re laying out what steps you can take to prevent your organisation being comprised … Read More

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Say What? My Netflix is down!

October 25, 2016

Wondering what on earth we are on about? Let us catch you up….Whilst we were kicking back here on the deck in NZ enjoying our Labour weekend barbie, quite a few people in the US were trying to login to their Netflix to be met with an error. They may have then jumped to their Spotify account or their Twitter feed which were also unresponsive. Coincidence? Unfortunately not. All of these sites, plus many others, were impacted by  a “well organised and globally distributed” DDoS attack which disrupted a significant portion of global Internet traffic, starting in the US, Europe and most recently affecting a handful of Aussie enterprises. In this two part … Read More

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​The Instillery inks Kiwi cloud deal with Zscaler

October 19, 2016

Reseller News – 20 October 2016 The Instillery has signed a partnership with Zscaler, in a bid to provide customers with deepened security, data protection, visibility and control in the cloud. In keeping with the New Zealand company’s cloud-first approach, terms of the deal will see The Instillery become a provider of Zscaler across the country. The Instillery CEO, Mike Jenkins, said that as cloud adoption continues to escalate across New Zealand, IT and security teams are having to adapt trust models. “In 2016 it’s no longer sufficient to build secure walls around your infrastructure,” he said. “With so many elements now outsourced to cloud and SaaS providers the security … Read More

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The Instillery signs with Zscaler

October 18, 2016

In 2016 cloud is the new normal for many organisations – here at the Instillery we’ve seen public cloud and SaaS adoption skyrocket over the past three years and that trend is only accelerating. Did you know that the average ANZAC enterprise now uses 1000+ cloud services, up 45% from the same quarter last year? SMEs have also jumped at the opportunity cloud presents and now use an average of 7 cloud delivered SaaS applications – from email, time tracking, accounting, workplace collaboration platforms to inventory management, CRM and Point of Sale systems. With the massive rise in cloud adoption, IT and security teams have had to adapt their trust … Read More

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2016 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards: The Instillery Wins

October 17, 2016

Reseller News – 13 October 2016 Reseller News honoured the industry’s finest on a landmark evening for the New Zealand channel, as the expanded 2016 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards hit new heights in Auckland. With new categories, finalists, judges and venue, close to 400 of the country’s leading figures joined together for an evening of recognition and achievement. Encapsulating a year of great change for the Kiwi market, the highlights of the past 12 months were once again played out on the grandest stage, acknowledging the success of both emerging and established players within the industry. Hosted by Paul Ego, the second awarding of the channel’s finest set the stage for three Reseller … Read More

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AWS Lambda : A Vehicle for disruption

July 18, 2016

Serverless architecture has a serious following and is key to the next gen of disruptive services on AWS. Today we introduce you to AWS Lambda – which in the minds of many is the most compelling service for green field startups. It’s extremely cost efficient, scalable, incredibly robust and supports familiar languages. What is AWS Lambda? AWS Lambda is code run on demand – either in response to an event, such as an API call or a time and date scheduled action. There is no concept of a machine, server, CPU or otherwise. Just code and memory required to run the code. Lambda is a game changer for those building … Read More

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Your ticket to life in the fast lane

July 17, 2016

Here at The Instillery we are committed to securing the top young talent from inside New Zealand and developing and mentoring these young go-getters to be the best in the business. In 2015 we launched the WINtern Program to develop the top new blood in the NZ ICT industry, providing a platform for the new kids on the block to be nurtured and mentored and experience life in the ICT fast lane. Our WINtern Program, developed with the support of AUT, sees graduate students in their final year of study spend three months with our team where they are mentored and exposed to all areas of our business. Now in … Read More

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2016 Amazon Web Services Auckland Summit

June 30, 2016

Team Instillery were out in force at the 2016 AWS Summit in Auckland yesterday. The event was hosted downtown, at the most appropriate venue possible for a cloud technology conference: The Cloud. The conference was as we have come to expect from the worlds leading cloud infrastructure and ecosystem platform. It was well organised, high energy, provided excellent thought-provoking sessions by a number of phenomenal guest speakers. The keynote set the tone for the day with an amazing Internet of Things (IoT) demonstration by AWS Asia Pacific Head of Technology Glen Gore (albeit slightly watered down from the Sydney conference). Voice commands were given to an Amazon Echo, fed through … Read More

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​Reseller News Women in ICT Awards Rising Star: Emma Krouglova

June 20, 2016

Reseller News – 20 June 2016 The leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry joined together in celebration as Reseller News kicked off its inaugural Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. Held at a jam-packed event at the Sofitel Hotel, over 100 tech leaders combined to celebrate gender diversity and recognise female excellence in the New Zealand channel. Reflective of IDG’s continued dedication to the local market, the awards recognise the very best in the channel, celebrating the achievements of a talented crop of standout female figures who have become influential figures in New Zealand’s ICT industry. As outlined during an inspiring keynote by Westcon-Comstor Executive … Read More

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NZ Emerging ICT Leader 2016: Mike Jenkins

June 9, 2016

CIO Summit NZ: 08 June 2016 The 10th annual NZ CIO Awards Gala Dinner was held at The Langham in Auckland last evening. The awards, in conjunction with the 2016 NZ CIO Summit, celebrate and recognise individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business. We are delighted to announce that our CEO and Founder of The Instillery, Mike Jenkins, was named the NZ Emerging ICT Leader for 2016. This year a record number of applications were received demonstrating the vast amount of talent and innovation existing in the New Zealand market. Of the six award categories, The Instillery was named as … Read More

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The Value of Collect

May 29, 2016

We know that retail and hospitality business owners are run off their feet; managing staff, inventory, accounts, and everything else it takes to run a store, along with spending time working in-store themselves. And we can’t forget marketing. A fundamental in driving sales and growth! That’s where Collect comes in. Collect’s tools offer everything you need for retail and hospitality to increase sales in-store and online, grow customer loyalty and leverage customer data. Thanks to tight integrations with point-of-sale and eCommerce software, once you’ve set up your loyalty and marketing programs with Collect, everything runs smoothly in the background, saving you valuable time that you can spend running your business. … Read More

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2016 Women in ICT Awards…And the finalists are…

May 23, 2016

New Zealand Reseller News – 23 May 2016 Finalists for the inaugural Reseller News Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been selected, in the five hotly-contested categories of Rising Star, Entrepreneur, Community, Innovation and Technical. Celebrating gender diversity and recognising female excellence in the New Zealand channel, the awards recognise the very best in the channel, celebrating the achievements of a talented crop of female front runners who have become influential figures in New Zealand’s ICT industry. Throughout the industry, WIICTA aims to celebrate the innovation excellence and entrepreneurial spirit of Kiwi women in ICT and in reflection of IDG’s continued dedication to the local market, WIITCA will be held … Read More

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Finalists Named for CIO Awards

May 6, 2016

IDC New Zealand Ltd – 6 May 2016 IDC and Conferenz today announced this year’s finalists in the CIO Awards which recognise individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business. Winners will be announced at the CIO Awards Gala Dinner on 8 June at the Langham Hotel, Auckland where 750 senior IT professionals will gather to celebrate. The Awards are supported by ClearPoint, Integration Works, Spark, TechnologyOne, The University of Auckland Business School, Unisys and EMC. The 2016 finalists, in five categories, are: ‘CIO of the Year’, for demonstrating innovation and success in the past 12 months that reinforces the transformational … Read More

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March 15, 2016

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World

March 15, 2016

“Our tagline is World factory of ideas and experiments – what we’ve learnt is that trying to sell people a skirt is not going to excite people but trying to sell people an idea is what makes people happy.” Kiwi owned iconic fashion house, WORLD, has long been known for its trendsetting fashion – the avant garde label has an eclectic style and makes dressing fun with an energy, passion and vision. Over its 26 years of business, the retail empire has grown significantly in both the number of locations and store size. As part of each retail new fit-out, cutting edge technology is installed allowing the label to experiment … Read More

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The Honest Food Company

March 14, 2016

The Honest Food Company Epic Food Creator & Omni-channel Retailer 10+ employees The Honest Food Company produces socially responsible handcrafted raw protein foods that are free from grain, gluten, dairy and sugar. The paleo protein snacks have been embraced by health and wellness aficionados across the country. Business Owner Belinda Tuki’s motto is profit with a purpose. Her goal is to grow The Honest Food Company business while at the same time giving back to the community. One way in which she is doing this is through the paid internship programme in which she mentors single mothers who are returning to the workforce to grow their confidence and/or experience. You … Read More

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Ingrid Starnes

March 10, 2016

Ingrid Starnes Fashion Designer & Epic Global Omni-channel Retailer 10+ employees Ingrid Starnes is a New Zealand designed and made label, established in 2009. The clothing collections feature signature prints, silk dyed to custom colourways, and a love of fabric, drape, structure and detail.The label’s fine fragrance Vetyver Bergamot is available throughout New Zealand and in the magazine Monocle’s retail stores internationally.​​ Life before the cloud was laborious for New Zealand fashion label, Ingrid Starnes. The fashion retailer’s two Auckland stores and ten stockists were managed through a system of online spreadsheets requiring never-ending manual updates. Savvy business owners, Ingrid and Simon, were well aware of global trends and innovations … Read More

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World embraces cloud technology with help of The Instillery

December 4, 2015

Stuff Business – 04 December 2015 Trend-setting Kiwi fashion house World is staying true to form as it embraces innovative technology with the help of a forward-thinking cloud service provider. The solutions-focused minds at The Instillery have helped the 26-year-old fashion label replace its old IT systems with cloud-based technology allowing World to provide its customers with a better shopping experience. This included in-store wi-fi providing data to help sales staff personalise customer experiences. The Instillery founder and chief executive Mike Jenkins wants to help more Kiwi businesses tap into the value of the cloud. World’s retail empire grew significantly this year with a new Ponsonby flagship store opening in … Read More

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Getting personal: World delves into big customer data

November 23, 2015

theregister.co.nz – 23 November 2015 The concept of big data is scary to many, particularly when it’s personalised. But New Zealand fashion house World says it’s collating data such as customers’ music tastes and dwell times for all the right reasons, as it hopes to improve their shopping experiences. Earlier this year Antony Ede, partner and head of analytics at consumer demand agency TRA, said in NZRetail magazine the collection of data about customer behaviour and identity is important to retailers because how people have acted in the past is the best indicator of what they will do in the future. But do consumers want retailers sifting through their personal … Read More

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​The Instillery goes Purple with smarter WiFi for Kiwi businesses

September 30, 2015

reseller.co.nz – 30 September 2015 The Instillery Group has confirmed a new partnership with Purple WiFi to become New Zealand’s first Cloud Managed Service Provider for the global social WiFi company. Terms of the deal will see Purple WiFi – who are distributed across New Zealand through Connector Systems – enable the Instillery to better assist businesses across New Zealand and Australia in utilising the value of WiFi and cloud technology. Andy Cronin, director of technology at The Instillery, says globally businesses and cities are realising the benefits of WiFi analytics and that the time has come for New Zealand to jump onboard and take advantage of this phenomenon. “We … Read More

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SellShed

March 1, 2015

From small innovative start-ups to huge listed companies, our customers have achieved amazing things in partnership with The Instillery. We love to share our customers’ success stories and what better way to do it than through a nice little video. Happy watching!

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