Stream News & Views

14 Dec 2023
TrailBoss website goes live
Trailboss is an established towbar brand in the Australian market with a reputation of delivering quality products for over 40 years. We were asked to...
16 Nov 2023
Dr John Flood Website
We replaced an ageing Wordpress site with one of our Footprint websites. Check it out.
14 Nov 2023
Parkside Towbars website goes to the next level with a carefully considered refresh
Parkside Towbars have always provided great service and professionalism to their local customers from their 3 stores in Perth, Western Australia. In...
08 Nov 2023
FLOWAMS - The all-new Association Management Software (AMS) by Stream Interactive
We've taken our ever reliable streamSWEET software and reconfigured it into FLOW AMS
06 Sep 2023
Should I consider a WAF (Web application firewall) as part of my website security?
A WAF, or Web Application Firewall, is a vital tool for safeguarding web applications (websites). Its primary function is to filter and monitor HTTP...
21 Aug 2023
10 essential benefits of a website re-skin
A website re-skin, also known as a website redesign or makeover, involves updating the visual elements and user interface of a website while keeping...
04 May 2023
Nonprofit Courses chooses PD able to track its Professional Development
Matt Hugg, President and Founder of Nonprofit Courses tells us how he tried unsuccessfully to find a suitable professional development system for his...
02 May 2023
Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand (IBANZ) Website
When IBANZ made the shift to rebrand their organisation they also engaged us to refresh their existing membership website. Utilizing streamSWEET,...
01 May 2023
Our Tech 10 - May 2023
The latest goings-on in the tech world as seen by us. Some very cool 'James Bond' toys in this round... Enjoy!
30 Mar 2023
Xmas better late than never
At Stream we try to keep a good work-life balance but things got the better of us at the end of last year and continued into 2023.
16 Mar 2023
Is the hype around AI and ChatGPT really something worth looking into? We decided to find out!
We asked chatGPT to produce an AI generated presentation about one of our favourite topics: Why is Professional Development key to your business...
05 Dec 2022
Trojan E-commerce Website Upgrade
5 years ago Stream Interactive launched the Trojan website, moving the business into full online, e-commerce capability. ERP integration was also...
08 Sep 2022
Professional Development Tracker Software
In our opinion, this is one of the best Professional Development trackers in the world today.
04 Jul 2022
Should I make the switch to Google Analytics 4?
Oh heck Google will no longer be supporting Universal Analytics from 1 July 2023, instead you will now need to migrate over to their latest and...
20 Jun 2022
What are image 'alt' tags and how do they affect SEO?
Image Alt Text and SEO
30 Mar 2022
Should I create a custom 404 page for my website?
What is a 404 page anyway? A 404 page shows when someone gets lost on your website by using the wrong URL. This can happen for a variety of...
22 Nov 2021
Could Google be manipulating your webpage title tags?
In recent months Google has been rewriting Title tags in it’s SERPs at a rate of about 13%, (sometimes up to 20%).
19 Nov 2021
Our Tech 10
Something tech-focussed and fun to read during your tea or coffee break
18 Jun 2021
Can my newsletter look great on all devices & what about those pesky spam algorithms?
Email is still one of the most dependable direct marketing channels available. You've done all the hard work building up a reliable email database...
03 May 2021
Civil trades accreditation programme website
Civil Trades is the go-to destination for aspiring and qualified civil trades people who want to be recognised for their skills in the industry

COVID 19 has dramatically affected our business... but in a good way!

11 Dec 2020

Without realising it, the team at Stream Interactive were well-suited and ready for something like COVID 19

When the New Zealand government enforced the first nation-wide lockdown in March 2020, we quickly went into ‘remote’ mode. In-house expertise had us connected via a VPN link into the office network. Working remotely for most of us has been the norm for many, many years, with some of our programming workforce living in different countries and timezones.

Teamwork & efficiency gains

Our usual project and strategy meetings continued without a hitch and in most cases major efficiencies were gained. Using tools like Skype, Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams and WeChat connecting with our clients also became super-easy and very productive.

Communication Tools

As luck would have it, we had several projects about to hit the production line and given that most of our clients were now at home, a perfect storm of ‘getting it done’ emerged.

On top of that, stalled projects or those that were sitting on the back-burner all of a sudden became urgent or crucial for our customers... to do NOW! Organisations wanted to engage with their members, businesses wanted to enhance what they were doing, improving online sales and becoming more efficient. What started out as a very scary year for us has turned into one of our busiest.

A new year, a new attitude

Even when the lockdowns are lifted ’Online’ seems to be a positive way forward for many, it’s now become a part of our everyday lives. A barrier has been pierced, with the possibilities now being allowed to flow through. Our advice is to push ahead with your ‘online’ strategies, we'll definitely be doing that. We’re lifting our game in 2021, improving our products and services, advertising more and building new tools. As we’ve seen in 2020, if you stay still, you get left behind.

 


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