Author Archive: Steve

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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Get Ready for Upcoming Privacy law changes

Changes to the Privacy Act are coming. If you collect, store or use personal information about your employees and/or customers, you will have new obligations. A new Privacy Act will take effect from 1 December 2020. The Privacy Act 2020 replaces the Privacy Act 1993. The key change for most organisations under the new regime…

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COVID- 19 Business Advisory Funding

myITmanager has partnered with ‘The Business Factory’ to offer services that are registered with the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund. Small and medium sized businesses may qualify for funding to help pay for advisory services to support them through the Covid-19 outbreak.  The Covid-19 Business Advisory Funding can provide support in a number of areas including business…

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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 an…

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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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Your Business is at Risk

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…

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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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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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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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