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How do you manage IT properly without an IT Manager?

How do you manage IT properly without an IT Manager?

IT Management Made Easy Technology has the potential to greatly enhance not only how your staff communicate and collaborate with each other, but also enhance how they deliver services to the clients they work with. IT Management as a Service (ITMaaS) is Kinetics...

Learn why use of Teams is growing at lightspeed

Learn why use of Teams is growing at lightspeed

Learn why use of Teams is growing at lightspeed:  In this webinar we looked at what new capabilities are driving increased usage. We then discussed which are most applicable to kiwi businesses, to help shortcut your learning on which you can apply to your...

Bad news email attachments

Bad news email attachments

Some emails are more than just bad news No one likes bad news! But sometimes it can’t be helped. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. One of the most common ransomware attacks is through a compromised attachment in an email. It’s easy to say “only open stuff you expect” but...

We’re not immune to outages either :(

We’re not immune to outages either 🙁

Trans-Tasman outages On the 15th June Microsoft experienced issues across Australia and New Zealand with Teams calling. For Those of us using Microsoft Teams as our phone system, they stopped working.  We experienced issues with inbound and outbound calls. The...

Google Releases Security Updates

Google Releases Security Updates

 Chrome security fixes Google has released Chrome version 91.0.4472.101 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update includes 14 security fixes. Out of the 14 fixes, 1 is considered to be critical in nature. If you are supported by KARE Core Fundamentals or Premium KARE...

Are all (cheap) phone and laptop chargers safe?

Are all (cheap) phone and laptop chargers safe?

Finding the best deal This news scared me!  I'm always looking for slimmer, lighter and more powerful phone chargers. As someone who likes to travel light, but be ready for anything, I always have an eye out for small chargers that can power not just my phone, but...

Improved Dictation Tool in Word and Outlook

Improved Dictation Tool in Word and Outlook

This whole article was written using the dictation tool! **** **** ********. We all know Microsoft are constantly updating and evolving their products. This includes the dictation tool in Word and Outlook. Recently there have been improvements including Auto...

Should it be illegal to pay ransomware in NZ?

Should it be illegal to pay ransomware in NZ?

The Trillion dollar industry At the time of writing, the Waikato DHB cyber-attack is ongoing. The government is refusing to pay the ransom as a point of principle, and it looks like every possible tool at their disposal is being used to try to recover the situation....