A Word From The Boss

Cloudy outlook?

Welcome to our Spring newsletter for 2023!

In this edition read on to discover how Mipela GeoSolutions migrate to modernise through its digital transformation stages. For something a little different, we profile one of our all rounders, Jacqueline Button, talk about reporting fatigue, provide some updates and discuss an invasion of New Zealand.

To cloud, or not to cloud? 
This is the question posed by IT professionals as they ready their organisations for an agile future.

For Murat Yanar, director of Migration Workloads within the Worldwide Specialist Organisation at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the answer is clear. “Innovation starts with cloud migration,” he says. “Helping our customers lift and shift their applications, data and infrastructure today opens up new opportunities for them to modernise tomorrow.”

When you are considering your journey to the cloud, you need to look at your short, medium, and long term requirements. Asking yourself the following questions is a great starting point:

  • Is your current platform urgently in need of a refresh?
  • Do you develop or redevelop solutions in-house?
  • Do you utilise SaaS offerings?
  • Do you need or want to have dedicated hardware?
  • Do you want managed infrastructure or do you want to do it yourself?
  • How much effort do you want to put into managing your compute?
  • Are you growing IT?
  • Is a Capex or Opex billing model preferred?
  • Are there any security policies, regulatory or compliance requirements that need to be met?
  • What Disaster Recovery requirements exist? How long are backups required to be retained? How quick is it to recover from a backup?

Finding the answers to these questions can be difficult, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Client Success team for a copy of our White Paper drawing on fifteen plus years of cloud experience, expertise, and industry best practices. To discover more about the benefits Mipela have gained from moving to the AWS platform check out our article in this months Australian Pipeline Magazine.

On an exciting note, Adam Herbert, Alana O’Connor and Aleksandra Hillier look forward to travelling west to see our Clients and Industry Colleagues in Perth 14-17 October for the 2023 Australian Pipeline Gas Association Annual Convention & Exhibition. This year’s theme focuses on “Power of the Present, Force of the Future”. Join us for a coffee at Stand 53 to learn more about how we are delivering assurance for your data, systems, people, projects and operating assets with our focus on enhanced security, improved reliability, and increased performance for the clients we service and fuel your business sessions with some M&M’s on us.

In closing, I would like to acknowledge and welcome our most recent new clients, CS Energy, Equis, Gas Pipelines Victoria, MIPAC, QENOS, Warrego Energy and thank the significant number who have renewed their annual contracts, we greatly appreciate your support and thank you for the trust you put in us.

From all the team at Mipela GeoSolutions, stay safe!

Hayden McDonald
Founder and Managing Director

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