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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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