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 […]

How to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

How to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover Written by: Mark Ternent,  GTB IT Solutions Cyber-attacks are swiftly accelerating globally and close to home here in Southland/Otago with SME’s continuing to be a target. Investing a few minutes thinking about how to reduce your cybersecurity risk is well worth it. Cybercriminals look for vulnerabilities which is why your […]

VoIP Security

VoIP Security issues you need to be aware of before considering VoIP By Jim Carroll Times used to be simpler when phone lines were just that, but today there are more and more companies in the Southland/Otago regions moving to the more complicated VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system for their phone lines. This is in part due to advances […]

Local Technology, Nationwide

Local Technology, Nationwide

Local Technology, Nationwide Big-business quality IT for SME’s The IT Alliance are a group of nationwide partners that banded together to offer businesses high-quality, flexible support with a local touch. They are small enough to feel part of your team but backed by a bigger organisation and network of support. It doesn’t matter if your located in the Southland / […]

Proactive vs reactive IT management

Proactive vs Reactive IT Management

Proactive vs Reactive IT management How a proactive approach can save you money and mitigate risk Written by: Phil Strang – Technology Partners Do you find yourself so caught up in other areas of your business that you tend to only manage your IT when things go wrong or it becomes an absolute must? This is called reactive IT Management. […]

Strengthen your password policy

Strengthen your password policy

Strengthen your password policy The simple why and how of passwords for Kiwi SMEs. Small to medium size kiwi businesses are increasingly being targeted by unscrupulous hackers, and cyber-criminals which often leads to loss of confidential data, intellectual property and can result in considerable business disruption. Poor password security is one of the key methods these cyber-criminals use to gain […]

Managing your staff remotely

Managing Your Staff Remotely

Managing Your Staff Remotely. Written by: Delia Gill How to Make the Most Out of Working From Home! Due to recent world events, most people have now had the opportunity to try out working remotely in one way or another, especially those who work from Otago/Southland. It’s also been an opportunity to test out our IT systems when working from home […]

The Sharepoint Shakedown

The SharePoint Shakedown

The SharePoint Shakedown Let’s Pivot to remote work! But wait… how? Written by Linda Montgomery, Rob Facer & Chris Curran  – IT Center, Wanaka The environment in which we operate has significantly changed over the last few months. Businesses in [add your location here] have been driven to embrace remote working. There has been no better time to question the efficiency of your workflows […]

Microsoft Teams more than just video conferencing

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams More than just Video Conferencing There are plenty of options available for video conferencing at the moment, which has been extremely useful with many people working from home in the current environment. Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are some of the big names available – but did you know that Teams can also do much more than just […]