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Some of our more recent blog articles.

Follow The Sun Support – One Year In

by Andrew Boag

To provide an even higher level of service and reliability for our clients the Australian, New Zealand and European branches of Catalyst got to work setting up a Follow The Sun (FTS) support model in 2015. The idea being to share responsibility for systems across time zones and teams. Here are some of our considerations and learnings.

20 Years Ago

by Don Christie

20 years ago Jim Bolger was still our Prime Minister, the All Blacks made a clean sweep of the Bledisloe Cup and Wellington became the first city in the world to lay a fibre loop in the CBD. Four Wellingtonians were also looking around for work, their previous employer having recently sold up.

eLearning specialists giving Adapt a trial run

What's an Inkscape?

by Donna Benjamin

 

Inkscape is free and open source drawing software.  It’s available for Linux (of course), but also for Windows, and for MacOS too.  It’s a tool for drawing 2D vector graphics, and its native file format is the World Wide Web Consortium’s standard for Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVG.

 

Koha adventures in India

Chris has just returned from travels in India. Chris keynoted the National Koha Conclave in Pune, and spoke at a learning event in Shillong for libraries in North-East India, on implementing Koha in the cloud, plus additional speaking engagements squeezed into his six day trip. It was a packed itinerary and Chris returned to us absolutely exhausted.

DevOpsDays Sydney 2016

by Zoe Lu

I was lucky enough to attend the DevOpsDays Sydney 2016 Conference. This conference aims to help participants learn and shae ideas around adopting DevOps best practices. The conference was entirely organised by volunteers from the local technical community and had a very interesting format.