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Tech Talk

Partners could define your business in 2021

Businesses and organisations continue to embrace the importance of technology to support operations and deliver efficiencies. We are increasingly being asked “Can you help us with our digital strategy?” Clearly, the overarching business strategy of...
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Technology resilience essential

As we look back on 2020, it might be better to look forward to 2021. The invisible enemy we all face in Covid-19 is still here and offering challenges and opportunities across the globe...

The best use of techspertise

During 2020, new data and privacy laws came into play, remote working exploded, and cyber-security, data protection and IT risks become constant conversation pieces. Business owners and operators had to become IT experts overnight....

To consumer or not to consumer

You don’t need me to tell you that it’s been an extraordinary year… Covid-19, the whole country working from home, several high-profile data security breaches, Privacy Law changes, general elections, and Australia and Argentina...

Birth of the human firewall

Cyber security threats are ever evolving and continue to be a risk to our businesses; what are some of the common ones and why can investing in the human firewall assist? The latest wave of...

Protect your digital assets

Over the past few articles, I have written about the importance of protecting your business’ digital assets. However, when it comes to actually implementing security systems and processes, many struggle to know where to...

Be prepared for new Privacy Act changes

According to a survey by Digital Identity New Zealand (DINZ) in 2019, 79 percent of New Zealanders were concerned about the protection of their identity and use of personal data by organisations. The updated...

More regulation could enhance IT infrastructure development

A lot happens in the tech world in three years. New Zealand firms have sent rockets to space, developed autonomous vehicles and put faces to artificial intelligence. This all occurs when we get the infrastructure...

Stay vigilant to resist changing face of cyber attacks

It is a matter of fact that technology has a large role in our day to day lives. And with the separation of work forces and the activity of working remotely – using home...

Know what purpose your technology serves

You don’t have to be too much of a salty seadog to know that if you’re heading into uncharted waters, with a forecast for plenty of storms ahead, you don’t want to be in...

Technology resilience – now and in the future

As we hopefully come out of COVID-19 lockdown and move beyond, business operators are being forced to rethink their norms. And one of the main areas impacted is the actual location of where we...

Meeting the challenges of working from home

These are challenging times as we all struggle to come to terms with the deaths and the ongoing mental, physical and financial stresses that our families and colleagues may yet suffer. With the spread of...

Securing systems during Covid-19

Working from home presents two broad concerns: Cyber-security. Ensuring systems are available and information is protected, and Physical security. Ensuring offices and assets are protected during reduced staffing. Cyber-security Remote workers may be operating outside of the...

Microsoft Ignite 2019

Microsoft Ignite was held in Orlando, Florida in late 2019. The annual technology conference gets 26,000 attendees and hosts more than 1500 sessions. The sessions cover everything from OneNote and Project through to the latest...

Technology as a business enabler

Technology holds such promise for businesses, but how often do you find technology standing in the way instead of enabling your businesses success? At our fingertips, we have powerful machines and software that open up...
Tech Talk

Understanding the Cloud

The “Cloud” has been with us for more than a decade with Google and Amazon using the term to describe their systems as early as 2006. In the intervening years it has become an...