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 […]

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 […]

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 Their system was out of date.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 […]