03 443 5499

Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email

A cheat sheet to help you make the most of your subscription Written by: Peter Marshall, Voicecom Technologies If you have Microsoft 365 for business, we want to make sure you’re making the most of it. You’re already paying for the subscription so why not take advantage of a whole suite of integrated applications that

Read Story

The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Protecting your business with ESET Security Written by: Andrew Fergus, IT Alliance Now, more than ever, it is important to secure your data. Cybersecurity threats to your organisation, your staff and your clients are becoming a regular occurrence here in Otago. As these cybersecurity threats become more significant, it’s really important to understand what they

Read Story

Reactive vs proactive IT management

How a proactive approach can save you money and mitigate riskWritten by: Phil Strang – Technology Partners Do you find yourself so caught up in other areas of your business that you tend to only manage your IT when things go wrong or it becomes an absolute must? This is called reactive IT Management. With

Read Story

Navigating the Dangers of VoIP

Security issues you need to be aware of before considering VoIPBy Jim Carroll Times used to be simpler when phone lines were just that, but today there are more and more companies moving to the more complicated VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system for their phone lines. This is in part due to advances in

Read Story

Local Technology, Nationwide

Big-business quality IT for SME’sBy Delia Gill The IT Alliance are a group of nationwide partners that banded together to offer businesses high-quality, flexible support with a local touch. They are small enough to feel part of your team but backed by a bigger organisation and network of support. It doesn’t matter if you’re located

Read Story

Managing Your Staff Remotely

July 2020 How to Make the Most Out of Working From Home!Written by: Delia Gill Due to recent world events, most people have now had the opportunity to try out working remotely in one way or another, especially those who work from Central Otago. It’s also been an opportunity to test out our IT systems

Read Story

Microsoft Teams: More than just video conferencing

There are plenty of options available for video conferencing at the moment, which has been extremely useful with many people working from home in the current environment. Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are some of the big names available – but did you know that Teams can also do much more than just video conferencing?

Read Story

Strengthen your password policy

The simple why and how of passwords for Kiwi SMEs. Small to medium size kiwi businesses are increasingly being targeted by unscrupulous hackers, and cyber-criminals which often leads to loss of confidential data, intellectual property and can result in considerable business disruption. Poor password security is one of the key methods these cyber-criminals use to

Read Story

The SharePoint Shakedown

Let’s Pivot to remote work! But wait… how? The environment in which we operate has significantly changed over the last few months. Businesses have been driven to embrace remote working. There has been no better time to question the efficiency of your workflows and systems. A business simply needs to have online functionality and the ability

Read Story

Be Warned about Backups!

Why back up your Microsoft 365 data It’s fair to say that within the Central Otago business community, COVID-19 has really pushed our business into the cloud. Whilst Microsoft provides powerful services within Microsoft 365, it is important to note that comprehensive backup of your Microsoft 365 data is not one of them. Of over

Read Story