The Christmas IT Checklist

2021 may be the Christmas that we all collectively exhale and exclaim “Thank goodness this year is over”. However, before you rush out the office door for Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, here are a few quick Christmas tips from our members at the IT Alliance, to ensure you have a relaxing Christmas break. Every season you’re going to need […]

WINDOWS 11. What you need to know now!

WINDOWS 11 – STOP THE BUS! So many of our clients around New Zealand have been asking us about Microsoft 11. “Should I upgrade?” “Should I wait?”. It’s new and everyone wants the latest and greatest right. In this case, however, it may be best to WAIT With most upgrades, updates are something to install as a matter of course. […]

Cyber Insurance – Do you need it

Cyber Insurance – Do you need it?

Cyber Insurance – Do you need it? Cyber Security is a very real threat to businesses in New Zealand these days. Here we look at Cyber Insurance, what it is, what the laws are and why you need it. Why do you need Cyber Insurance? Cyber attacks on businesses in New Zealand are increasing in both sophistication and frequency. High […]

MICROSOFT TEAMS VS ZOOM

Microsoft Teams vs Zoom

Microsoft Teams vs Zoom Which one is the best for you? Meeting anyone? Remember the good ole days when we all used to cram in to a conference room, pass around the muffins, slurp on our takeaway lattes, and talk over the top of each other? Nowadays, with the new remote way of working, video calls ARE the new “business […]

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data

6 Simple Tips to Protect Your Customer Data  By Andrew Fergus   As cyber-attacks continue to make headlines in Northland, hackers are exposing or selling customer data files in record numbers. But just like with any threat, there are actions you can take to minimize risk and ensure your business retains a positive reputation among customers. One only needs to look at the […]

The Data Protection Solution

The Data Protection Solution 

The Data Protection Solution  How Microsoft DLP could help keep your data safe.   If you are a health practitioner, accountant, lawyer, marketer, or you deal with client’s sensitive information on a daily basis, its really important to have a very clear understanding of how, as a New Zealand business, you are going to keep your client’s information safe. With so many […]

Cyber Security – The Risks and what you can do.

Cyber Security – The Risks and what you can do.

Cyber Security – The Risks and what you can do by Chris Curran – IT Centre Ransomware threats are on the rise globally, and Cyber Security is the buzzword now for anyone even here in New Zealand. Not only is there a very real threat present for businesses large or small, it is also now your responsibility to ensure that […]

Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email

Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email

Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email Written by: Peter Marshall, Voicecom If you have Microsoft 365 for business, we want to make sure you’re making the most of it. You’re already paying for the subscription so why not take advantage of a whole suite of integrated applications that can streamline your workflows? While remote work has been a key […]

Rugged Tech on the Go

Rugged tech on the go. Written by: Mark Ternent, GTB IT Solutions High-quality and price-competitive rugged devices So much of what we do requires technology and the demand for robust equipment in Otago / Southland businesses is even greater with people constantly on the move for work. If you’re looking for a range of fully rugged tablets, laptops or handheld […]

Transparency in Tech

Transparency in Tech

Transparency in Tech By Rick Clement & Andrew Scott Working remotely has brought many challenges as well as silver linings to the way we now do business. We reached out to some of our valued customers to find out what they found challenging, and what tech they used to “fix” those challenges. Here are some key phrases we heard that […]