Should I be using Microsoft Teams or Zoom?

Microsoft Teams vs Zoom, which is better? This is a question we are getting asked regularly? And the conclusion we have come to… We actually think there is a place for both.  Generally we are recommending Microsoft Teams be used for internal use (i.e. within your own business) and Zoom for working externally. Each of…

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Is your business ready for remote work?

Extract from recent Gartner article. Ready or not, many coronavirus contingency plans will require remote work. Seize the opportunity to prepare for future workplace and employee needs. Thanks to the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, remote work is suddenly a new choice for many employees — and an overnight requirement for some. Few organisations feel prepared…

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Is your business prepared for the Coronavirus?

Our 5 top tips on how to get ready! As New Zealand’s concern grows post the first coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, businesses are facing an increasingly likely scenario where they will have to manage any number of disruptions – ranging from a lack of supply of key products or materials, increased staff absentees, cashflow pressures through…

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Xero Education Month

During February, Xero is hosting free online webinars to help you learn how to run your business more efficiently. Make the most of this opportunity by registering for any of the webinars. They cover a variety of topics including: tracking jobs and profitability with Xero Projects managing payroll and business finances in one place with…

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EDR – the modern AntiVirus! Do you have it in place?

In a continuation of our series of Security posts, this week we are focusing on EDR – Endpoint Detection and Response. The first question you are probably asking. What is EDR? Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a new form of cyber security technology that helps continuously monitor, prevent, detect, and respond to ever-changing cyber threats and recover quickly when ransomware or other…

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How a good ‘Technology Partner’ can change your business

Every business, small or large, has 3 basic levels of technology support needs. 1. Make sure it works – Every organisation, from a major corporate down to a not-for-profit, needs IT staff who are able to offer routine maintenance and support, including the updating of hardware and software, handling maintenance, and putting out daily fires. 2. Make sure it works when needed…

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Phishing scams – don’t take the bait

Continuing our series of posts aligned to Cyber Awareness month, this week we are highlighting an increasingly common threat – Phishing Scams. Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request…

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