Author Archive: Steve

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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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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