Author Archive: Steve

The importance of Cyber Resilience

Cybersecurity refers to the processes and methods used to protect your organisation from a cyberattack; cyber resilience refers to your ability to deal with those threats.  An organisation’s ability to operate, function and recover from an attack determines its level of resilience. Although it is a relatively new term, cyber resilience has always been the…

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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…

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7 Ways to Limit the Impact of Ransomware

From local government entities to large organisations, ransomware attacks are everywhere. It’s up to all of us to help prevent them from being successful.  Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a system, device, or file until a ransom is paid. Ransomware does this by encrypting files on the endpoint, threatening to…

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Why you should be taking MFA seriously

It feels like every day, we hear about another data breach or ransomware attack against companies large and small. It’s one of the downsides of such rapid technological growth – just as quickly as cybersecurity professionals can increase defences, bad actors are expanding their attack arsenals.  To decrease the risks, individuals and businesses alike must…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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