Rugged tech on the go.

High-quality and price-competitive rugged devices

 Written by: Mark Ternent, GTB IT Solutions

So much of what we do requires technology and the demand for robust equipment in Taranaki businesses. It 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 devices at a lower price without compromising on quality then we might have the solution for you.

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The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Protecting your business with ESET Security

Written by: Andrew Fergus, IT Alliance

Now, more than ever, it is important to secure your data. Cybersecurity threats to your organisation, your staff, and your clients are becoming a regular occurrence here in New Zealand. As these cybersecurity threats become more significant, it’s really important to understand what they are, and how to do your best to prevent them. So let’s dig in and look at the different types of attacks and one of the most popular options for countering it – ESET Endpoint Security.

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Transparency in Tech

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 made us have a bit of a laugh. Maybe you have said these yourself? To give you a helping hand, we have recommended some tech support to solve each challenge. Continue reading “Transparency in Tech”

Navigating the Dangers of 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 New Zealand moving to the more complicated VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system for their phone lines. This is in part due to advances in technology, but also partly enforced by telecoms companies like Spark suggesting they won’t support the legacy phone lines in future. Continue reading “Navigating the Dangers of VoIP”

Strengthen Your Password Policy

The simple why and how of passwords for Kiwi SMEs.

Written by: Mark Ternent – GTB IT Solutions

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 access to your systems. We want to highlight some of the fundamental threats you’re facing and guide you through implementing a strong password policy for your business.

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Managing Your Staff Remotely

How to Make the Most Out of Working From Home!

Written by: Delia Gill

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 New Plymouth. It’s also been an opportunity to test out our IT systems when working from home and to see if they’re up to the task of simulating being in an in-person environment.

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Proactive vs Reactive IT Management

 Written by: Phil Strang – Technology Partners

How a proactive approach can save you money and mitigate risk

 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. With it, brings a mountain of stress, disruption and blown budgets.

A proactive approach to IT management doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, it can save you money and keep you focused on doing what you do best.

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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 and systems. A business simply needs to have online functionality and the ability for staff to continue to work remotely. The need for increased collaboration and file sharing amongst teams is essential, which is where SharePoint can offer an excellent solution. How? Read on..

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