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Protect your email from server outages

Some domain hosting providers offer an additional service commonly called BackUp MX. This is an add-on service that enables emails to be stored or queued on the domain host servers so that in the event of failure your email will be stored until your server is back online.

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The significance of an Extended Warranty

For some hardware in your business an extension to the existing warranty may seem like a waste of money. However for certain key hardware an extended warranty could be the best option when it comes to minimizing costly down-time in the event of critical failure.

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Locky Virus and the Rise of Ransomware

Ransomware is currently a big security threat in the IT world and Encrypting Ransomware in particular is some of the most damaging malware your business can encounter. One of the latest iterations of Encrypting Ransomware doing the rounds currently is Locky.

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The 25 worst P@ssw0rds of 2015

Bad password security is one of the simplest vulnerabilities a business can address and yet simple, easy-to-guess passwords are all too common in the workplace. Here is a list of the 25 most common and least secure passwords from last year.

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Backing-up data on business PCs and portable devices

Data is the most important aspect of your computer. In most cases operating systems can be reinstalled and so can applications, but it may be difficult or impossible to recreate your original data.

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Microsoft security update impacts on MYOB AccountRight

A recent Microsoft Windows Security Update has highlighted a compatibility issue which has resulted in users being unable to access company files.

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Is your business prepared for a Microsoft licensing audit?

No one is immune to a Microsoft audit and it’s worth checking to ensure you’re fully compliant. Software is one of your business’ biggest IT expenses. Depending on your business needs and number of employees, you could be running thousands of dollars’ worth of software. Keeping your software properly licensed should be a priority.

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Important points to consider before upgrading Microsoft Office

Staying up-to-date with Microsoft Office may seem like a no-brainer as it’s the workhorse software of many businesses. However it is important to assess your systems carefully to ensure the latest and greatest version of Microsoft Office is compatible with both the network environment you’re running and any other specialised software your business uses.

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UFB and Business Fibre

With connectivity being more important than ever in today’s working environment you may be considering upgrading your business to a Fibre internet connection.

When upgrading to Fibre one of the first choices you will need to make is whether you want to invest in the government’s recent UFB Fibre initiative, or the traditional method of the service to workplaces in New Zealand – Business Fibre.

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Software Maintenance Contracts

If you’re on an annual software maintenance contract with a supplier such as Trend Micro then you’re already covered when it comes to updates to your software version.

Most maintenance contracts are renewable annually. We monitor your subscriptions and automatically contact you when they are due and provide a quote for the annual renewal. Renewals entitle you to download the latest version of the software available during the term of your subscription. For example, an anti-virus update will provide you with the highest level of virus protection available.

During the term of your maintenance contract you may also be eligible for upgrades.

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