News from Kinetics

Being more effective with Microsoft tools

There's nothing like seeing the computer display hall at MOTAT to be reminded of how much things change and how quickly.  One of the sayings I heard late last year was that never in history has business has never changed faster than now, and yet it will never change slower than it does now.  Wow!   So it's great to know our tools are [...]

Cloud is a waste of time…

Is the Cloud helping you drive your bottom line - Are you doing the same stuff the same way or using the cloud to do new things better? The cloud is game changer, but to really win with the cloud you do have to change your game. For a long time, the cloud was sold as a means of turning capital costs into operating costs – a finance option. The [...]

Cryptostopper!?

That’s right, a CryptoLocker Stopper. It appears so, at least for some forms of the beast. This amazing bit of technology has been around for a while. But at price point that was more Fortune 500 than SME. Now WatchGuard (they’re a firewall manufacture) has made APT Blocker (Advanced Persistent Threat Blocker) technology affordable. As [...]

Change is in the air!

Change is in the air. It's unmissable, it's everywhere. This year's Microsoft Conference in Toronto just served to highlight that theme more than ever. It was larger, with more attendees and more noise. But behind the numbers, there is a significant shift in the way IT serves business. Technology can streamline your business, and it can grow your [...]

Update : Spearphishing is now much more aggressive

By now, most of our followers will know what spearphishing is - we've posted before about it Most of our client's have now experienced an attack, but luckily they are too savvy to be caught (so far)!! We just heard about a spearphishing attack on one of our clients where, having sent the fake email (somehow they even knew the client's CEO [...]

Beating Cryptolocker – A Comprehensive Guide

CryptoLocker is online extortion. It encrypts your files and then demands a fee to unencrypt them.  Paying the fee is no guarantee your files will get unlocked or that they will not get encrypted again.  Like traditional extortion, paying the fee only encourages the perpetrators. The odds of your business being hit by CryptoLocker are far higher [...]

AI is here… and on your phone

The coffee machine is a great place to debate the world’s issues.   Of course in a tech business,  our discussions tend to dodge sports, politics and philosophy in favour of what’s on our various phones!  One of the team was trying to figure out how, when he googled a hotel he was planning to stay at, the google page also told him when he was booked [...]

Microsoft’s Learning Partner of the Year!

Kinetics was among a group of associated companies to win awards at Microsoft New Zealand’s annual awards on 7 April 2016. Winning Learning Partner of the Year, Kinetics unique model of on-premise, tailored computer coaching was validated by the Microsoft team as providing the best Microsoft training in New Zealand.     Dicker [...]

Ross Roof

​Ross Roof is an innovative and dynamic manufacturer and supplier of stone-coated steel roofing tiles. Established in 1989, Ross Roof has spent the last quarter-century supplying architects, construction firms and homeowners with superior tiles which is both pleasing to the eye and designed to withstand the elements. The Directors decided on [...]

Unitec Early Learning Centre

With 22 teachers producing individual "Learning Stories" for each child under their care, Unitec Early Learning Centre (UELC) knew they weren't doing things as efficiently as they could. Multiple versions of multiple software applications were being used to create Learning Stories, of varying quality and consistency. So they called Kinetics in to [...]