Protecting your IT when employees leave in difficult circumstances 

So it didn’t work with your newest employee, in fact it didn’t work out would be an understatement…they left under quite a cloud!   A recent Symantec study states that “half of the employees who left or lost their jobs in the last 12 months kept confidential corporate data and 40 percent plan to use it in their new jobs.”  You’ve […]

Communication is key

Communication is key!

How Microsoft 365 Exchange has revolutionized and simplified communications for a Kapiti Kitchen company. Meet Orchard Joinery Meet Orchard Joinery. A family-owned business from the Kapiti Coast, that has crafted bespoke kitchens, bathrooms, windows, doors, stairs and furniture for over 20 years! Whilst they really know their stuff, they were struggling with their customer communications, much of which is by email […]

Microsoft Teams more than just video conferencing

Empowering your business with Teams 

Meet Northland Kindergarten Association: The Northland Kindergarten Association or NKA, has 25 kindergartens between Kaitaia in the Far North, to Ruawai in the heart of Kaipara. NKA were concerned about their IT setup, so they approached an IT Alliance member with the below key issues: They were running out of space on their server. Their system was out of date. […]

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 […]