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Reactive vs. Proactive IT management

Reactive vs. Proactive IT management

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

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Coming soon: Your daily briefing email from Cortana

Coming soon: Your daily briefing email from Cortana

As Microsoft prepares to ship it's daily briefing email from Cortana, GTB let's you know to expect it and to contact us if you want it turned off for your business/practice. We also point to this as indication of how AI is becoming more widespread. You might want to...

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Konica Minolta A3 copiers now available from GTB

Konica Minolta A3 copiers now available from GTB

Multi-function devices to suit your needs Konica Minolta A3 colour multi-function devices are available now at GTB on Brother’s Managed Print Services (MPS). This opportunity follows the announcement in June that Brother was appointed as a New Zealand distributor for...

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Microsoft Teams: More than just video conferencing

Microsoft Teams: More than just video conferencing

Written by: Andrew Fergus - Bay of Islands Computers 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...

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Strengthen Your Password Policy

Strengthen Your Password Policy

The simple why and how of passwords for Kiwi SMEs. Written by: Mark Ternent – GTB IT Solutions Small to medium size kiwi businesses are increasingly being targeted by unscrupulous hackers, and cyber-criminals which often leads to loss of confidential data,...

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The SharePoint Shakedown

The SharePoint Shakedown

Let's Pivot to remote work! But wait... how? Written by Linda Montgomery, Rob Facer & Chris Curran  - IT Center, Wanaka The environment in which we operate has significantly changed over the last few months. Businesses in Wellington and...

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Be Warned About Backups!

Be Warned About Backups!

Why you need to back up your Microsoft 365 data Written by: Peter Marshall - Voicecom Technologies  It’s fair to say that within the business community, COVID-19 has really pushed our business into the cloud. Whilst Microsoft provides powerful services within...

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How to Secure Your Business For Remote Work

How to Secure Your Business For Remote Work

COVID-19 has created an abrupt shift to remote work, putting pressure on the IT infrastructure of many businesses. Although technology has allowed organisations to adapt quickly, usually this shift would require in-depth planning and risk analysis. The quick change to...

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Is Zoom safe?

Is Zoom safe?

Our Managing Director, Mark Ternent, answers a client question… Hi Mark, Just a question.  We use Zoom and find it good for small and large meetings. However whilst our international body (****) also uses Zoom they have said that Zoom is not as secure as other...

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