Microsoft 365, the Key to Communication

Microsoft 365, the Key to Communication

We have seen an explosion in the ways we communicate, and, in the ways, we use these forms of communication. The last few years have seen people that would have rather picked up their land line, now reaching for their laptop or tablet to make a video call. Our original and oldest form of distant communication, the letter, has been […]

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 Their system was out of date. […]

Why you need a Password Management System

Why you need a Password Management System

With the increased need for security, and rising Cyber Security threats, it is imperative that all businesses have a strong password management system. 80% of data breaches are caused by weak, reused or stolen passwords A password management system is able to store encrypted passwords online making digital security accessible and simple for businesses to manage the passwords for all […]

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 […]