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ARQ Group Awarded AWS Cloud Migration Competency

ARQ Group Awarded AWS Cloud Migration Competency

ARQ Group Awarded AWS Cloud Migration Competency.

ARQ Group has been recognised as one of Amazon Web Service’s trusted cloud migration partners and amongst a select few Australian companies holding AWS’ Cloud Migration Competency.

ARQ Group has been working with AWS on cloud migrations since 2013, designing processes optimised and tightly aligned to AWS best practices. This recent competency is a testament to ARQ Group’s success in continually raising the bar for full stack migrations and optimisations.

ARQ Group is Australia’s full stack partner of choice with AWS capability competency in managed services, consultancy, mobile, data and analytics, and now – cloud migrations.   

The AWS Migration Competency is highly coveted by digital transformation agencies, demonstrating AWS has tested and validated a company’s processes, practices and outcomes. AWS awards competency when satisfied cloud migrations by partner organisation’s offer best-in-class value for customers.

The Coffee Club’s migration earlier this year is just one example of delivering excellence in migration to the AWS Cloud. ARQ migrated the majority of Coffee Club’s data and processes from a physically constrained data centre with multiple manual processes. The cloud migration unlocked access to a suite of industry-leading data and analytics options offering leaders a deeper understanding of the business, their customers, and the sharpening of data-driven decision making.

Tristan Sternson, ARQ Group’s CEO said,

“This has been a challenging year for many Australian businesses, but also a major wake up call for all business leaders to take full advantage of cloud technologies.

“With approximately 43% of Australia’s businesses in the cloud, there’s an abundance of untapped opportunity to accelerate digital transformation – but more importantly – it’s no longer sustainable for many businesses to simply consider ‘if’ they should migrate to the cloud, but ‘when’. I would urge all business leaders, not just CIOs and tech workers, to consider cloud in their 2021 digital strategy.

“As one of Australia’s first AWS Premium Consulting Partners, and for over 7 years, we have delivered best practice in cloud, data, digital and AI. Achieving this major milestone with AWS migrations competency is just another step in our commitment to helping Australia’s businesses take full advantage of cloud technologies, unlocking new data insights and customer centric applications.”

Steve McCormick, ARQ Group’s Chief Customer Architect, leads the company’s cloud migrations team and said,

“The competency was a key part, demonstrating ARQ Group’s excellence in all aspects of digital transformation.

“I’m immensely proud of my team for the hard work they’ve contributed over the years, for ARQ Group to be recognised as a leading Australian cloud migration specialist by AWS. Cloud migrations are just one part of many that we provide customers.

“COVID-19 has changed the way business leaders think about their businesses, witnessing years of digital progress accomplished in just a few months. As Australia’s leading digital provider, customer capabilities extend to full-service digital experiences, web and app development, and AI and machine learning solutions.

“Many of these innovative, data intensive solutions ARQ offer customers are cloud-based, so our new AWS competency is a real feather in our cap.

“Getting cloud migration done right is crucial to long-term business success. I firmly believe businesses should insist on the best in the business for crucial IT projects. AWS competency helps achieve this.”

"ARQ Group has demonstrated the highest level of specialisation, deep AWS technical expertise, and proven customer success and we congratulate the team on their achievement of the AWS Migration Competency. We are excited to work with ARQ Group as they continue to help customers across Australia migrate applications and legacy infrastructure to AWS, unlocking the power of data and machine learning to deliver business-led outcomes."

Davinia Simon, Head of ANZ Channel and Alliances at AWS
One of Australia’s Most Award Winning Consulting Partners

In 2020 ARQ Group was named AWS’s Social Impact Partner of the Year for their work building the highly scalable NSW RFS Fires Near Me App – the first time this award has been presented. ARQ Group has presented multiple times at AWS’ global conference Re:Invent and won AWS Innovation Partner of the Year in 2018 for ANZ and APAC.

ARQ Group is one of Australia’s most awarded AWS Premium Consulting Partners, and holds numerous partner qualifications, including:

  • Premier Consulting Partner
  • Managed Service Provider Partner
  • Data Competency Partner (only Australian holder)
  • Marketing and Commerce Competency
  • Public Sector Channel Partner
  • Mobile Competency Partners
  • Immersion Day Competency
  • Migration Competency
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Helping Australians Get Back to Work

Helping Australians

Get Back to Work

ARQ Group Helping Australians Get Back to Work

The National Careers Institute has launched the Your Career digital platform to provide clear and simple information to help people of all ages and circumstances plan and manage their careers. 

As part of the project, ARQ Group, Australia’s leading digital provider, helped design and build the digital platform which brings together career advice and other information from a multitude of sources to create a one stop shop for those looking to find a job or undertake a career change.

The role of the Your Career is to:

  • Help people find clear careers information and advice
  • Create a single trusted source of careers information
  • Curate and publish transparent employment and education data
  • Strengthen careers information and research through collaboration

Amanda Milin, ARQ Group’s Director – Government and project lead said it was a key part of the Australian Government’s response to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

“We’re immensely proud of this digital platform which ARQ Group has designed and built in collaboration with the National Careers Institute. Your Career provides an end to end solution and is redefining how the Australian Government interacts with job seekers and those looking for a career change.

“COVID-19 has changed the job market and many people have spent time reconsidering their career paths. That’s why it is so important they have access to the right information to make informed decisions.

“Your Career is a one-stop-shop, and by utilising our expertise in building user-friendly digital platforms, we are making sure people have easy access to the information they need.

“It has been a significant undertaking and I am so proud of the entire team at ARQ Group who have made this a reality. Whether we are working with a major corporation, a new enterprise, or a government entity, we are driven by our goal to make a positive impact. Your Career will benefit tens of thousands of Australians for years to come,” Amanda Milin said.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, said this website will serve as Australia’s authoritative source of careers information.

“As we deal with COVID-19 and the impact on the economy, everyone should have access to reliable and accurate labour market data, and information on the skilling or re-training options available to them.

“To do that, we need to ensure everyone has access to information about how to transfer their skills to jobs in demand, upskill, retrain or start to plan for their longer-term goals,” Minister Cash said.

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Good Design Awards 2020 Winners

Good Design Awards 2020 Winners

Congratulations to NSW Rural Fire Services and First State Super – proud winners of Australia’s peak international design awards – the highest honour for design and innovation in the country: Good Design Award®.

Built by ARQ, NSW Rural Fire Services Fires Near Me app and First State Super’s mobile app take home the coveted Good Design Awards in the categories: 

1. Social Impact
NSW Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. Real-time fire tracking with live alerts down to the smallest active ember. Digital solutions saving homes and lives. ARQ Group’s Fires Near Me app built for NSW Rural Fire Services provides Aussies a navigational beacon of digital light amidst the darkness of smoke from the raging infernos in one of Australia’s worst natural disasters.

2. Digital Design
First State Super’s app for members received the Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Digital Design category for recognition of outstanding design and innovation in the superannuation industry. A first-of-its-kind superannuation app engineered backwards. An app built by members, for members. Traditional design is typically driven by business needs first and characteristically features heavy.

But doing normal things achieves normal results. So we turned the approach upside down. We threw away the rule book and started from scratch. Months invested interviewing the people that matter: members. We asked them what they want. We studied their digital lifestyles and prioritised how they chose to interact with their superannuation fund. Customer-centricity from the bottom-up – on their terms. The results shaped the design process – and for our troubles – the app has won several design awards for a simple, practical and intuitive customer experience including ‘Gold in Digital – New Service or Application’ at the Sydney Design Awards.

Good Design Australia is one of the oldest and most prestigious international design awards in the world, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.

The competition was fierce. We competed against 835 design projects judged across 11 specific design disciplines; spanning 28 categories. Meticulously scrutinised by more than 55 Good Design Award® Jurors, evaluating entries according to a strict set of design criteria covering ‘good design’, ‘design innovation’ and ‘design impact’. To win, our tech solution needed to demonstrate excellence in good design and convince the Jury our innovation is worthy of recognition.

 

The Good Design Award® Jury praised NSW Rural Fire Service Fires Near Me app, commenting:

“A very thoughtful and technologically appropriate solution to the real and ever present danger of bushfires in Australia. The positive benefits of the app are clearly evident and presents a highly functional solution to the problem of communicating the location and movement of fires quickly.”

For our winning digital design for First State Super’s members app, the Jury said: 

“This is a solid app out there making a difference. Great attention paid to those rare-but-significant moments in the relationship between a person and their superannuation. Beautifully executed, well thought through and extremely useful. Nicely resolved visuals, well-executed visual hierarchy of information and typography. The jury was impressed with comprehensive co-design process. This entry is great reflection of how Superannuation is a category where good design can really make an important difference to the customer outcome.” 

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: 

“Australia’s Good Design Award is more than a symbol of design excellence – it represents the hard work and dedication towards an innovative outcome that will ultimately make our lives better. These projects showcase the shear brilliance of design and the potential it has to improve our world.” 

 

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Humble When You’re Hot – The Real Heroes
And while the awards, accolades and the 571 technical certifications we’ve amassed are nice to have – it’s never about us. The real heroes (and true winners) are our customers who enhance the lives of their customers through innovations in technology, making life easier and convenient. 
We delight in the awards, as they serve as confirmation of our consistent ability to deliver an industry-vetted calibre of expertise. It’s independent affirmation of our award-worthy excellence for the most important project in the world: yours.
Choose The Right Partner For Capabilities Unlimited
If you’d like to conquer cloud, digital and data and need a consultancy specialist with award-winning expertise across the entire gamut, we should talk. For 25 years ARQ Group has been the leader in digital technology with a proud history of pioneering-firsts: the first company to bring the internet to Australia and the first to register domain names. ARQ created the first websites and developed the first apps. Imagine what we could do for you? 
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10 Quick Tips for AWS Cloud Cost Optimisation

10 Quick Tips for AWS Cloud Cost Optimisation

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10 Quick Tips for AWS Cloud Cost Optimisation

Getting to the cloud is the first step on the journey of a thousand miles to your digital transformation. But once you’re in the cloud – what’s next? 

Leveraging your ability-to-scalefinity, uplifting your agility and locking down your SecOps is critical – all paying handsome dividends to your cost savings (caveat: if done right). 

If you’re serious about slashing your cloud bills, read our 10 quick tips for AWS cloud cost optimisations and make a positive impact on your next cloud bill.

1) Choose a Cloudtelligent Partner 

Choosing a partner with a high-cloudtelligence in AWS cloud optimisations helps save you multiples beyond your optimisation fees. 

How so? Anyone can (and most cloud partners do) realise immediate savings by shutting down instances overnight and weekends, archiving old data to cheap storage and scaling-down when idle. But the serious-savings are banked by modernising your architecture and highly-automating your CI/CD deployment to deliver code to production faster and safer (amongst a plethora of other must-do advanced optimisations). Now you’re potentially slashing up to 75% off your cloud billing! The higher your partner’s cloudtelligence, the higher your cloud savings potential.

2) Turn Off The Lights When You Leave The Room

Not using resources this instant? Shut it down. It’s like turning off the lights when you leave the room. Sure, it’s convenient to keep the lights on, but it all adds up. Turn off what you’re not using and it’ll save your unused instances accumulating on your next cloud bill.

3) A Perfect Fit: Exact-Size Storage

Like your favourite comfy shoes or a well-tailored suit/dress – it fits perfectly and feels right. Incorrect sizing is uncomfortable, and this holds true in cloudonomics (visible at the end of your billing cycle). With cloud costs totally thousands-to-millions of dollars over time, it certainly pays to have your storage class tailored to fit your needs and budget. Amazon’s S3 object storage comes in five different tiers, so it’s wise to tailor according to the amount of data (and type) that you need to manage.

4) Always Be Right: Right Type Instance

It’s nice to always be right, and nothing pays higher dividends than being right when choosing your instance families to suit your application workloads. Knowing the exact memory requirements to run your services means you can minimise your cloud spend so you only pay for what you use, when you use it. That’s cloud-smarts. Choosing a cloudtelligent partner can help unlock these savings for you.

5) Trust Your Advisor (AWS Feature)

AWS offer a feature called: “Trusted Advisor”. It scans all your resources and services, checking for optimisations to unlock hidden savings. Trust your AWS advisor feature and implement the recommendations to trim the cloud-fat and reduce your cloud-spend.

6) Auto Scale App Architecture

Auto scaling your application architecture empowers you to respond instantaneously to fluctuations by adding new resources or turning off instances. This translates into optimised cloud cost controls and helps detect unhealthy instances on time.

7) Avail Spot Pricing Discounts

Did you know unused EC2 instances are available for less than the standard rack-rate On-Demand price? Set a price ceiling for your EC2 instances to control your costs and avail the price savings. Because Spot Instances enable you to request unused EC2 instances at steep discounts, you can lower your Amazon EC2 costs significantly.

8) Service Usage: Monitor, Track & Analyse

Powerful tools like Amazon’s Cloudwatch monitor your log files and track changes in your resources. Doing so achieves resource optimisation and identifies potential ‘dead wood’ in your workloads (that might be costing you).

9) Use AWS Cost Management

A fantastic tool offered by AWS allows you to organise and report your cost and usage based on user-defined methods. It helps you manage billing and control your costs, improves your planning with flexible forecasting and budgeting, and optimises costs with resource and pricing recommendations.

10) Become a Reserved Instance Trader

Did you know you can negotiate a reserved instance on a 1-3 year term for a specific capacity and hourly rate? This strategy offers significant savings compared to the regular On-Demand pricing. If your demand varies, you simply reduce the duration of your reserved instance or sell it.

Some Partnership Are Worth Millions

Not all clouds are the same, and not all cloud optimisation partners are created equal. It’s the elephant in the room: the calibre of your cloud optimisation partner is directly correlated to your cloud capabilities and potential savings. Insist on the highest level of cloudtelligence money can buy when choosing your cloud optimisation partner because the difference could mean hundreds of thousands (if not millions) to your cloud-savings.

Is there money hidden in your cloud? Book your free 15 minute no obligation cloud consultation with a Cloud ARQitect and discover how much you can potentially save. There’s no selling, it’s just tech-talk with a cloud optimisation expert.

Head over to our AWS Cloud Optimisation page to learn more about ARQ’s unique Cloud Optimisation ARQitecture. 

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Arq Group first in Australia to attain AWS Data and Analytics Competency

Arq Group first in Australia to attain AWS Data and Analytics Competency

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Arq Group first in Australia to attain AWS Data and Analytics Competency

Arq Group has been an AWS partner since 2012 & awarded the AWS Innovation Partner of the Year, 2018 for Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand

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Arq Group has been an AWS partner since 2012 & awarded the AWS Innovation Partner of the Year, 2018 for Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand, and is listed as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, an accreditation that highlights the top AWS Partner Network Consulting Partners. In addition, Arq Group was the first Australian MSP to gain AWS Mobile Competency status in April 2019. This highlights Arq Group’s rich history with AWS and its commitment to insight, partnership, and creative thinking.​

One of Australia’s leading digital solutions providers, Arq Group, has today announced it has been recognised with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Data and Analytics Competency – the first Australian-based partner to have earned this accreditation. The achievement of this competency recognises that Arq Group continues to build Data and Analytics solutions that successfully enable its customers to utilise AWS tools, techniques, and technologies that drive business value.

This competency differentiates Arq Group within the AWS Partner Network (APN) in Australia, highlighting its passionate support of customers who want to create unforgettable experiences using Arq Group’s technical proficiency to seamlessly deliver data and analytics solutions. To be awarded this competency, partners in the APN network must demonstrate deep knowledge and expertise of AWS, and show deft skill to proficiently support customers to collect, store, govern, and analyse data at any scale.  Attaining this AWS Competency Status allows Arq Group to showcase its expertise in data and analytics, and adds to its existing strengths as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner, Public Sector Partner, and its recognised competency in Mobile.

Tristan Sternson, Chief Executive Officer at Arq Group said, “Arq Group’s passion lies in helping customers harness the possibilities for smart design with data and technology. With the future of customer experience relying increasingly on hyper-personalised experiences that place the customer at the centre, the data organisations hold and have access to is a powerful tool to derive insights that can address business challenges and solve real world problems.

We are incredibly proud to be the first Australian partner to be recognised with the AWS Data and Analytics Competency. The awarding of this competency is further proof of Arq Group’s ability to enable and inspire our customers on their journey toward using the power of data. This achievement is evidence of Arq Group’s leadership in the delivery of cloud-based solutions that are scalable, cost-effective, and secure, and that address the reality of an increasingly customer centric world.”
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Arq Group and First State Super Win Gold at Sydney Design Awards for Mobile Super App

Arq Group and First State Super Win Gold at Sydney Design Awards for Mobile Super App

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Arq Group and First State Super Win Gold at Sydney Design Awards for Mobile Super App

Arq Group and First State Super have been awarded Gold in the Digital – New Service or Application category at the Sydney Design Awards

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Arq Group and First State Super, one of the largest superannuation funds in Australia, have been awarded Gold in the Digital – New Service or Application category at the Sydney Design Awards for their partnership in developing First State Super’s Mobile App.

The awards, now in its eighth iteration, recognise those at the apex of the Sydney design market with a focus on solutions that elevate the needs of the customer and achieve the intended strategic goals of the project.

The development of a new app is part of First State Super’s vision for its mobile channel; to deliver a simple, easy and frictionless digital experience. Arq Group and First State Super’s partnership was founded on the desire to design and deliver meaningful connections through mobile experiences. It was also intended for First State Super to achieve its goal of having an app that visually assists members to understand their financial position and interactively plan for their future.

Shriman Kalyan, Design Director at Arq Group, said, “To deliver a memorable experience for First State Super members, we knew we had to combine the research insights from members, non-members, and business teams to define the design principles that would have a transformative impact.

“The data and insights we derived profoundly influenced our approach to the mobile channel and allowed us, as a team, to make the right product and usability decisions. This process emphasised the importance of understanding and interrogating user behaviour at the beginning and throughout the entire design process.

“Being recognised with a Gold at the Sydney Design Awards is a testament to the innovative work Arq Group is consistently delivering to clients and the businesses challenges we help them to solve.”

The design, between Arq Group, First State Super and its members, put customer centricity, applicability and usability at the heart of the project’s guiding principles. The development emphasised convenience, control, and transparency in order to achieve the optimal iOS and Android applications. Since its launch consumer response has been positive, with 40% of member logins coming via the app and the app receiving a rating of 4.8 in the App Store (as of 24 June 2019).

Ahmad Racheha, Head of Digital at First State Super said, “We engaged the Arq Group to work with us to deliver a rigorous member insights-driven design. We wanted to do more than match what is currently in market. This approach helped us understand our members’ knowledge, behaviours and attitudes toward their superannuation as well as what they needed from an app. This was critical in determining and prioritising the minimum set of features to satisfy our member needs and meet their expectations.

“The initial research showed that 50 per cent of First State Super members check their accounts only a few times a year. This challenged us to create an application that was engaging and interactive, while also serving its core purpose of putting our members in control of really understanding and helping grow their super for a better retirement”

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Arq Group powers personalisation for businesses across Australia with launch of virtual concierge

Arq Group powers personalisation for businesses across Australia with launch of virtual concierge

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Arq Group powers personalisation for businesses across Australia with launch of virtual concierge

Arq Group, a leading Australian digital solutions provider, is transforming the modern office with the introduction of the virtual concierge. Designed to give Australian businesses the opportunity to deliver the ultimate personalised experience, the digital receptionist utilises both artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver the next generation of customer experience.

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Offering conversational and contextual assistance through touch free interaction, customers can approach and talk to the digital receptionist to notify staff of arrival, order their favourite coffee and even complete on-site safety inductions if relevant. The bespoke product can be designed specifically to match the tone, style and image of the brand across their multiple office sites and check-in points.

“Seamless touchpoints that look and feel the same no matter where you engage with a brand are hard to come by. Creating an office space without a reception, that is still welcoming and representative of the organisation, creates a holistic experience that many businesses are still struggling to tap-into,” says Daniel Johnson, Sales Director Southern Region at Arq Group.

The machine learning technology evolves after every customer contact – remembering the interaction, requests and requirements so that the individual has an easy and smooth experience the next time.

According to Mr Johnson, implementing this type of technology enables businesses to deliver innovative experiences that their competitors may not yet be offering, while maximising employee value.

“The receptionless office enables businesses to free up their human resources to handle more complex tasks while still giving customers a consistently positive experience at every office touchpoint. It’s not about replacing staff, it’s about freeing them up to add value to other parts of the business,” continues Mr Johnson.

Businesses in the retail, tourism and travel, HR and resources industries are most likely to benefit immediately from the virtual concierge.

Arq Group itself is using the virtual concierge across it’s three office locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane.

“We know the importance of a positive brand experience and it made total sense for us to deploy it and see the next-gen in customer experience come to life across our own offices,” concludes Mr Johnson.

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Arq Group accelerates data capability as it welcomes Informatica to its partner portfolio

Arq Group accelerates data capability as it welcomes Informatica to its partner portfolio

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Arq Group accelerates data capability as it welcomes Informatica to its partner portfolio

Arq Group has partnered with enterprise cloud data management provider, Informatica, to expand its data capabilities and empower customers to make smarter and more informed data-driven decisions

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The partnership with Informatica, which is a leader in 5 of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants, will provide a platform for Arq Group to elevate its current suite of data and analytics solutions and enable customers to improve decision making and respond rapidly to business changes.  

Transformation is at the fingertips of organisations that can harness their data. We’re thrilled that our partnership with Informatica will enable our customers to maximise their business insights and leverage it to apply meaningful and actionable outcomes,” says Cameron Boog, Executive Director of Digital Technologies.  

Arq Group customers will benefit from the latest developments in data technology, led by Informatica’s eight R&D hubs around the world. Meanwhile, the partnership will also support the professional development of Arq Group employees, who will receive exclusive access to training, sales, and marketing resources.  

The partnership with Informatica is one of a handful of strategic partnerships Arq Group is committed to bringing its customers. Informatica will join the ranks of Google, AWS, IBM, Adobe, Snowflake and Salesforce, who all partner with Arq Group to deliver best-in-class technology products and services to customers across Australia.  

By joining forces with Informatica, not only can will we build on the strength of our current data and analytics offering for our clients, but we can accelerate the business potential for customers across Australia,” adds Mr Boog.   

As we continue to grow our partner ecosystem, we are excited to welcome one of the top AWS data and AI partners, Arq Group, to the informatica family,” says Nick Smith, Managing Director, informatica.

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Arq’s ‘Netflix for careers’ solution voted people’s choice

Arq’s ‘Netflix for careers’ solution voted people’s choice

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Arq’s ‘Netflix for careers’ solution voted people’s choice

Arq’s passion for customer-centricity and personalisation were channelled to create a prototype to help people transitioning to a new career at a recent hackathon. And we were thrilled when the prototype, featuring emerging technologies, got the thumbs up from our peers.

Arq’s ‘Launchpad for your career’ prototype takes advantage of data-driven design and emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning, to personalise content and tailor information unique to each user’s career journey. It learns as the user browses, optimises the user’s activity and surfaces the most relevant content in real-time. It’s similar to the way Netflix uses technology to learn what your favourite TV show or movie genre is.

Arq was one of nine teams invited to participate in a hackathon organised by the National Careers Institute (NCI) in Sydney recently with the aim of creating a digital platform to help guide every day Aussies on their future career path. Whether they’re school leavers, people transitioning into the workforce or a new career, the digital platform would serve as the source of truth for people looking for practical career advice.

Innovation and Project Lead, Oliver Maruda, said the team was excited about the prototype being voted people’s choice by the other hackathon participants.

“We are grateful to the NCI for giving us the opportunity to participate in this event. Seeing how our competitors solve challenges was a great experience. It kept us sharp. Given the calibre of experts in design thinking in the room, the fact our solution was voted people’s choice was humbling. Our entire team are super proud of our efforts.” said Oliver.

“We channelled our passion for customers and personalisation into the prototype. We were adamant that the solution had to be easy for people to use. Whether it’s a 60-year-old worker transitioning from retail into a new job in tourism, a Generation Z considering university or a vocational course, or a student wanting to navigate internships– the technology needs to work for them and be personalised to their unique journey.”

Congratulations and #Kudos to the team, Oliver Maruda (Team Lead), Nick Williams (Product Owner), Nam Dang (Senior UI/UX Designers), Alex Fracazo (Senior UI/UX Designers), Francois Hensley (Solution Architect) and Mahmudul Alam (Solution Architect).

Arq is looking forward to participating in future industry innovation hackathons.

 

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AWS Innovation Partner Of The Year 2018

AWS Innovation Partner Of The Year 2018

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AWS Innovation Partner Of The Year 2018

This award is also a culmination of our rich history with AWS beginning with being an AWS Foundation Partner in 2012.

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How we have evolved

We deliver greater value for our customers. We do this through insight, partnership and creative thinking. AWS have recognised how our innovation services are unleashing new possibilities for our clients. Examples of work that were recognised by AWS included Polli, ConvoNet, Parcelbot and DeepAds.

As quoted by Peter Wright our Managing Director of Enterprise Solutions –  “By working closely with AWS we can rapidly develop and test new concepts which enables our customers an early to market advantage.”

We are looking forward to an even brighter future with AWS’s further involvement.

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