Author Archive: Steve

MFA – how to protect yourself against cyber attacks

Rather than just asking for a username and password, MFA requires one or more additional verification factors, which decreases the likelihood of a successful cyber attack There’s no getting around it: the password as we know it is dead. The information we keep online is too important to only safeguard with a single string of…

Read more »

Important Privacy law changes that have an impact on you

Changes have been made to the Privacy Act . If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, you will have new obligations. The new Privacy Act took effect on 1 December 2020. The Privacy Act 2020 replaces the Privacy Act 1993. The key change for most organisations under the new…

Read more »

Critical Cyber Security Enhancements

What is myITmanager doing to help clients stay cyber safe? We have invested heavily in R&D over the last few months to improve our offerings and are implementing a number of key solutions that will significantly reduce the likelihood and impact of the most common cyber breaches.   These changes will deliver what we consider is…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

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…

Read more »

Your Business is at Risk – Cyber Attacks are on the Rise

According to Microsoft… 58% of cyber breaches took place in small to medium sized businesses last year and 55% of businesses have experienced one or more attacks.   At best a cyber-attack creates a massive amount of stress, disruption and cost for the business whilst identifying, mitigating, recovering and responding to a breach.  This includes…

Read more »

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…

Read more »