Taking your business to Azure Cloud – and beyond

We’ve all heard the benefits of moving to cloud. There’s the ability to scale resources up and down, a reduction in infrastructure and maintenance costs, easy accessibility, and improved security, compliance and disaster recovery, with your data housed in highly secure data centres. Gartner has forecast the public cloud market services market to [...]


When premier New Zealand law firm Mayne Wetherell’s on-premise servers hit end of life, they had two options: Invest in new servers or find a new way of running their IT. A Kinetics best practice IT review shone a light on the company’s stakeholder obligations and highlighted their business goals and priorities, enabling us to create an IT strategy [...]

Christmas is the season for… (Our Christmas hours)

For some, Christmas is the season for relaxing and enjoying.  For others it is work, work work!   While a number of our clients take a well-earned break at this time of year, it's the busy season for others. We have a crew working every business day through the holiday season and rostered support for after hours including [...]

How FlightPlan helped a leading legal firm

Every year, premier Kiwi law firm Mayne Wetherell takes on up to 8 graduates and summer clerks as part of its popular recruitment programme.  But on-premise hardware and perpetually licensed software are not by their nature made for rapidly scaling services up and down. Add to the mix an ageing IT infrastructure and you’ve got the perfect [...]

Eliot Sinclair Case study – FlightPlan (Best Practice Review)

Eliot Sinclair & Partners (ESP) provide surveying, engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban design consulting. Headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand, Eliot Sinclair have provided consultancy services across South Pacific and Asia with their team of 100 staff across 3 offices in the South Island. Over the years Eliot [...]

Cake Group Case Study – making paperless real

Founded in New Zealand in 2003, Cake Commercial Services is a world leader in corrosion mitigation. With local and international customers, Cake required greater visibility of health and safety and job status - both internally and for their clients. Kinetics helped Cake fully utilise the power of Office 365, working with them to redefine [...]


  1 September 2018 Kinetics Group Limited and Wired Dog Limited announced today that they have joined together as one IT managed services and advisory provider. Operating under the Kinetics Group brand from 3 September 2018, the combined team will operate from Kinetics’ offices in Newmarket. Wired Dog clients will continue to enjoy [...]

South Pacific Pictures – Case Study

  South Pacific Pictures is New Zealand’s largest screen production company and has an international reputation for producing world-class TV and film. The company is best known for series like Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Westside, The Brokenwood Mysteries among others, and for movies such as Whale Rider and Sione's [...]

Keeping up with Microsoft Office updates

If you have Office 365, then you have the latest version.  Office updates monthly with new features – but are you USING them?  Office gets smarter every month, but are you? The new capabilities can help you work smarter and be more productive, but only if you can find the time to assess and adopt them. But it’s so hard to find the time! As [...]

Clever iOS app scams

You could be forgiven for being overconfident about Apple's vetting of iOS apps.  But you shouldn't be lulled into thinking that all iOS apps are safe - here is an example of an app that is effectively a scam. The free app offered encrypted chat messages.  You enter a 4 digit pin and the recipient could only open the message if they had the same 4 [...]