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Making Teams presentations stand out

Making Teams presentations stand out

How to put yourself in the picture and make your online presentations look really professional!We are all looking for ways to stand out, apart from others.  Lockdown has taught us that we don't have to be in the same room any more to present to clients, partners and...

Urgent – “Zero Day” exploit 9 Sept 2021

Urgent – “Zero Day” exploit 9 Sept 2021

Today's news is full of stories about increased cyber-threats in NZ - Cyber attacks against Kiwibank, ANZ, NZ Post, MetService - experts see lockdown link - NZ Herald We've seen several days of issues caused by these "DDOS" attacks.   Overnight, another...

Real world Cyber-Security stories from the battlefront.

Real world Cyber-Security stories from the battlefront.

Every day we're seeing more and more hacking attempts against clients.  They are getting more frequent, and much more sophisticated. But for all that, and for all the associated risks, we're astounded by the number of organisations who don't realise this impacts them....

Have you tried Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms yet?

Have you tried Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms yet?

Lockdown has driven our normal meetings and events online.   Tools like Zoom and Teams have responded by becoming more and more capable. The challenge is that many of the features being added just appear.  There is surprisingly little fanfare about many of them.  I...

Have you heard about “typosquatting”?

Have you heard about “typosquatting”?

"Typosquatting" is the name given to criminals pretending to be someone they aren't - taking a domain name that uses a clever combination of legitimate-looking original sender email addresses, with spoofed display sender addresses that contain the target usernames and...

Are Skype’s days numbered?

Are Skype’s days numbered?

Is it finally time?  For a long time, Skype was the “go-to” video calling app. It was free, and it worked so much better than the alternatives. It used to be the default means to connect with friends and family, to the point that it achieved verb status – we would say...

Advanced Warning – Microsoft 365 Price Changes

Advanced Warning – Microsoft 365 Price Changes

New pricing for Microsoft 365 | Microsoft 365 Blog We wanted to give you a heads-up to expect a price increase for Microsoft 365 (Office 365) from May next year 2022. When you consider the additional functionality they’ve included, this is fair enough – the challenge...

Preparing for a sudden Covid19 Delta Lockdown in New Zealand

Every week that we don't go into lockdown seems like a blessing. It can only be a matter of time before NZ is thrown back to a tight, restrictive lockdown. If, as we read yesterday, every Covid case coming in through the New Zealand border right now is infected with...

Cyber-war Seminar

Cyber-war Seminar

Stories from the Cyber-war The simple reality is that cyber-crime is now a mega-business.  The cost and effort to combat it grows all the time. "Is it worth it?"  Good question.  Every organisation needs to choose a level of security and resulting cost, effort and...

Law firm Tip : Don’t lose Word Documents if you use Infinity Law

Law firm Tip : Don’t lose Word Documents if you use Infinity Law

Be careful with what you delete. We're proud to be one of NZ's foremost IT support businesses for law firms. That means we run across common legal software all the time, and one of the most common programs we see is InfinityLaw Recently we encountered an hidden issue...