My Personal Cloud Journey

Cloud before there was Cloud…. I was very fortunate to be part of a start-up company that was born in Melbourne Australia in the early 2000’s (if I remember they started in 1999).  This company was leading edge, as they had rightfully predicted that the internet will be the future of business access to information.  […]

AWS CDK: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Preamble I’m sure that if you’ve been involved with Cloud Infrastructure in the past 5-10 years you would have heard about Infrastructure as Code – the art of defining and deploying your infrastructure through code templates rather than using a GUI in a cloud console or portal. Benefits of using infrastructure as code include things […]

Azure Access Control Management at Scale

As organisations move into the cloud, a risk – if not addressed early on, is the correct access control implementation across the Azure landscape. From initial Proof of concepts to testing in the cloud, sometimes the Role-based Access Control model utilised when starting off, might not be the correct and most effective for the organisation. […]

Demystifying the AWS Datalake

AWS provides a rich ecosystem of services to employ in delivering data products. In fact, the number of services are so large that it can be daunting for an organisation to navigate the landscape. One of the guiding principles of cloud based Datalakes is the separation of compute resources from storage resources. In general, the […]

Cloud Governance and Compliance on AWS with Code

How AWS Control Tower customisation can assist in automating cloud infrastructure governance? Technology is the bedrock for almost every single industry out there. With that in mind, technology (specifically cloud based platforms) goes through a high rate of innovation and fast-paced evolution. The challenge these days is to deliver constant improvements while providing bedrock-like stability. […]

Digital Transformation and Smart Cities

Digital Transformation and Smart Cities

Digital Transformation and Smart Cities; are they the same thing? There has been much written about Digital Transformation and probably a similar amount regarding Smart Cities. This blog will explore some of these two concepts with the focus on Smart Cities within the context of Australian Local Government Authorities (LGAs). What should define a Digital […]

New paid parental leave policy!

TechConnect introduces new paid parental leave policy! TechConnect made an announcement internally last week, that we have implemented a paid parental leave policy. The People and Culture Team and the Directors, have been working on this policy for some time and was pleased to announce this to the TechConnect Team. The policy gives a primary caregiver […]

Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards 2021

The Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards launched in 1996 and in 2021 we are celebrating our 26th year. Primarily beginning as a vehicle to recognise family business, the Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards have developed to now encompass a category for almost every type of business enterprise. Today, the Awards seek to contribute to the […]

Migrating Relational Data into an Amazon S3 Data Lake

The concept of a data lake is not new, but with the proliferation and adoption of cloud providers the capacity for many companies to adopt the model has exploded. A data lake is a centralised store for all kinds of business data: unstructured – images, videos, PDFs, Word documents semi-structured – JSON, XML, spreadsheets structured – CSVs, RDBMS […]

What a hybrid workforce in 2021 means for your security and data strategy

Many workplaces spent 2020 suddenly working from the home. With this large shift to a remote workplace, many organisations were able to witness first-hand the ability to maintain productivity even when geographically dispersed. Where previously there had been a fear that separating the workforce would create a variety of insurmountable problems, 2020 showed us that […]

Chest X-Ray Triage using Artificial Intelligence Solutions

As a long term partner of IntelliHQ, a Queensland AI Hub consortium member, the TechConnect team was alerted to the Queensland AI Hub Medical datathon to be held over 2 weeks in June 2020. TechConnect is an AWS advanced consulting partner with a data science team whose experience spans from beginner to expert. As such, […]

How can businesses improve mobile customer experience?

GETTING CLOSER TO YOUR MOBILE USERS – NO MATTER WHERE THEY ARE IN THE WORLD. A couple of years ago one of our clients approached us with a difficult question: “How can we understand and improve mobile game performance and player experience in targeted locations around the World?” This was not easy to answer. Simulating […]

Digital Transformation with Data

Harnessing Data to drive effective digital transformation The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that businesses need to be prepared for flexible, remote working practices. As lockdowns forced offices to close and people headed home to limit the potential spread of the virus, many organisations found they weren’t prepared to provision the necessary work from home […]

TechConnect achieves AWS Data and Analytics Competency

AWS Data and Analytics Competency Proves technical proficiency, operational excellence, security, reliability and 360-degree customer delivery capability; Cites major client projects with Virgin’s Velocity Frequent Flyer and IntelliHQ. TechConnect IT Solutions (TechConnect), a leading provider of cloud services and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Consulting Partner, today announces it has been awarded AAWS Data […]

CRN Fast50 for 2019 Award

TechConnect was listed in the CRN Fast50 for 2019, settling into the 15th position in our debut year. A day after receiving the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 awards we were again presented a great result. Read about the Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 here if you missed it. The CRN Fast50 award, now in its 11th […]

Deloitte – Technology Fast 50 Australia 2019

We are extremely excited and honoured to have been listed as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50 Australian companies. Ranking 43rd on the list with a growth rate of 161%, in our debut year. This is a huge achievement not only for the company but also for our team and the hard work they have […]

IntelliHQ uses Machine Learning on AWS to create a web-based ECG live stream

The coming 4th Industrial Revolution – an exponential convergence of digital, physical, technological and biological advances – will transform industries over the course of the 21st century. No single innovation will lead this impending revolution, but one thing is clear: Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be at the forefront. Healthcare is among the foremost industries ripe […]

What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)?

What’s the difference between Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)? The field of Artificial Intelligence encompasses all efforts at imbuing computational devices with capabilities that have traditionally been viewed as requiring human-level intelligence.  This includes: Chess, go and generalised game playing  Planning and goal-directed behaviour in dynamic and complex environments  Theorem proving, proof assistants and […]

AWS DeepLens: Creating an IoT Rule (Part 2 of 2)

This post is the second in a series on getting started with the AWS DeepLens. In Part 1, we introduced a program that could detect faces and crop them by extending the boilerplate Greengrass Lambda and pre-built model provided by AWS. This focussed on the local capabilities of the device, but the DeepLens device is […]