Centruflow / Optimation deal

Posted by Steve Dickinson on 1 October 2010

Centruflow Limited and Optimation Limited have signed an exclusive partnership agreement to deliver Business Service Visualisation solutions to the New Zealand market and beyond. Initially focused on a six month trial it is anticipated that the deal will lead to a product development and reseller framework to bring Enterprise class solutions to the global marketplace. Centruflow, founded in 2005 by Steve Dickinson, specialises in developing visualisation solutions which integrate with a wide range of different systems to bring meaning to information and dependencies. Optimation, founded in 1992 by Neil Butler, is one of New Zealand’s longest standing locally owned IT companies. The partnership provides an opportunity for both parties to grow in the local and global market for Enterprise class software products and services.

Centruflow 3.2 Released

Posted by Jonathan Giles on 4 May 2009

We're pleased to announce the availability of the 3.2 release of Centruflow. This release builds upon our core visualization platform and provides a number of new layouts and controls which enhance self service information retrieval. This release also includes several new innovations and refinements, including:

  • Path Finder: this tool finds the shortest path between two nodes
  • Improved clustering tools
  • Improved bookmarks support
  • Performance optimizations

Click here for further technical information or email sales@centruflow.com to arrange a demonstration and follow up call.

Basil Logan joins Centruflow Advisory Board

Posted by Steve Dickinson on 12 September 2008

Tags: Advisory Board

Centruflow are pleased to welcome Basil Logan to their Advisory Board starting from the 11th August 2008.

Mr Basil Logan was born in Christchurch and is a graduate in Commerce of Canterbury University, and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.

He is a Past President and Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand, Past President and Life Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Management, and Past President and Life Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand. In December 2006 he was appointed a Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit (CNZM) for Services to Business and Government.

Following an early career in Public and Commercial Accounting Mr Logan spent thirty years with IBM including Chief Executive and Chairman of IBM New Zealand and Assistant General Manager, IBM Asia South Pacific Area, based in Hong Kong. Mr Logan is also former Chairman of Opus International Consultants Ltd.

Visualisation of NZ Geospatial Capability

Posted by Steve Dickinson on 20 August 2008

Tags: Geospatial

As part of a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZT&E) sector review Centruflow has just launched an online service to visualise the Geospatial capability of 35 New Zealand organisations. This project is in association with NZT&E and Geospatial Research Centre (NZ) Ltd in Christchurch. The Geospatial Research Centre provides a single geospatial focus, point of contact and coordination role within New Zealand. At this stage the availability of the online service is only for those involved with the research.

The survey maps the extent of the geospatial capability within the NZ geospatial sector including identified capabilities, gaps and opportunities. Results from the Geospatial Sector Capability Survey are now online in report format.

Centruflow at CeBIT

Posted by Steve Dickinson on 19 December 2007

Tags: cebit

We’re pleased to announce that Centruflow Ltd will be one of 15 companies representing New Zealand IT at CeBIT in Hannover from the 4th to the 9th March 2008 (www.cebit.de).

Last year CeBIT attracted over 450,000 visitors so it's a perfect place take the Centruflow story to the world.

Centruflow V3 will be launched at the event and a number of case studies will be on show. Centruflow technology is also being used to provide a directory service for the attending NZ companies, this will run on two 50" Next Window enabled touch screens. Centruflow can be found at the NZ pavilion on stand G28, Hall 14. For more information check out the NZ CeBIT blog at http://nzatcebit.blogspot.com/

Representing Centruflow at CeBIT are Steve Dickinson, Jonathan Giles and Michael Elwood-Smith - see you there!

Data vs Information

Posted by Jonathan Giles on 8 November 2007

Tags: data, information

I like to say to people that Centruflow helps to solve the problem of "too much data, not enough information". It does this by basically being pointed at your sources of data, and (without manipulating your data at all) creating a live visualisation atop of it. This visualisation is based on the concept of nodes and edges (as opposed to the more common use of the term 'graph' to mean bar charts, etc). It allows for you to explore your data as information.

I like to differentiate data and information, with the key differentiator being that information is actionable. Of course, anyone can make data transform into information, it's just a matter of time really. The other problem is that data changes, and so therefore so too does your information. Centruflow does nothing that you couldn't do in Visio or whichever diagramming tool you like, if you were happy to manually maintain these images - Centruflow uses the live data from your database.

If you are having trouble with too much data and not enough information, you should get in touch with us to see how the software can help you and/or your business.