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 […]

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 […]

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, […]