Office 365 Backup

Is your email backed up? Are all your company documents backed up? What would happen if someone accidentally or intentionally deleted all their emails and walked out the door? What would happen if a cyber criminal hacked your system and encrypted all you company files and documents? Why You Need O365 Backup! There’s a common misconception among users that backup…

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Technology – the key to improved Business Productivity

A recent Stuff Article provides some interesting insights and stats around how technology can and is expected to drive future business productivity. From a labour productivity perspective New Zealand ranks poorly by OECD standards.  The question is why? There are probably a number of contributing factors.  We have a large percentage of small businesses with less than…

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Why Upgrade to M365 Business Premium

Microsoft 365 Business Premium, formerly Microsoft 365 Business, is a bundle of products aimed at small and medium-sized business of 300 people or less. A full service description is available here. The key components are: Microsoft Online Services, including Exchange, SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive and more Microsoft Office Applications for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android Exchange Online…

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5 Tips for Effectively Working from Home

The Harvard Business Review recently released this video with some practical tips on how to work productively while working from home. 1. Give yourself a dedicated workspace A dedicated place that’s away from distraction. It’s extra helpful if you can shut the door. 2. Make a schedule and stick to it Pretend you’re not working…

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Is your business ready for remote work?

Extract from recent Gartner article. Ready or not, many employees now expect to have the flexibility to work remotely. 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. Few organisations feel prepared for remote work, but…

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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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