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The Essential Things to know about Cyber Insurance

Today, technology plays a critical role in every business. As a result, network security and data protection has become a leading risk, often at the forefront of boardroom discussions. Examples of cyber security risks include malware, viruses, ransomware and phishing attacks.

What is cyber insurance?

Cyber […]

By |July 10th, 2019|Security|Comments Off on The Essential Things to know about Cyber Insurance

The Value of a Diverse Workforce

In the New Zealand technology sector only 26 percent of the workforce is female. NZ Tech actively acknowledge that more needs to be done to address this gender diversity gap. At IT Partners we recognise the importance of a diverse work force and the benefits […]

By |July 1st, 2019|Education, Meet our Team, Partner|Comments Off on The Value of a Diverse Workforce

The Importance of Multi Factor Authentication for Microsoft Office365

As cyber criminals become more sophisticated it is important to adopt appropriate security measures to counteract these threats. You may have heard of, or already be using, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), otherwise referred to as Two-Factor Authentication (2FA). You’ll almost certainly have it set up […]

By |June 19th, 2019|Microsoft, Software|Comments Off on The Importance of Multi Factor Authentication for Microsoft Office365

Updating Windows 10, An Evergreen Operating System

Instead of releasing a new version of Windows every three to five years, as they did with past iterations of the operating system, Microsoft will continually update Windows 10. This can otherwise be referred to as ‘Windows as a service’.  

Windows 10 has been designed for its core […]

By |June 13th, 2019|Microsoft, Software|Comments Off on Updating Windows 10, An Evergreen Operating System

Using IT Partners Meeting Room Spaces

IT Partners are more than just your IT support team, we’re your partner in business. We specialise in thinking differently and taking a whole business view.

For this reason, we endeavour to find ways to support you and your day to day operations.

Here at the IT […]

By |June 12th, 2019|Meetings, Partner|Comments Off on Using IT Partners Meeting Room Spaces

Business Continuity – No One is Immune to Downtime

Data loss can be caused by many things including computer viruses, hardware failures, file corruption, fire, flood or theft. Regardless of the source of the unplanned downtime, it will cost your business time and money.

Many of you will not be aware of the downtime you […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Protect Business, Recovery|Comments Off on Business Continuity – No One is Immune to Downtime

The Benefits of Upgrading to Windows 10

On the 14th of January 2020 Microsoft support of Windows 7 will end. After this date, technical assistance and software updates that help to protect Windows 7 PC’s will no longer be available. This will lead to significant risks as operating systems that are not […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Software|Comments Off on The Benefits of Upgrading to Windows 10

Better Reporting, Faster Decisions with PowerBI

Over the last 12 months the IT Partners Group have been deploying Microsoft PowerBI Reporting extensively to various business units. This has enabled the analysis of raw data to generate insightful and actionable business information for both our team and key decision makers.

At Lightwire we […]

By |April 9th, 2019|Analytics, Technology|Comments Off on Better Reporting, Faster Decisions with PowerBI

Enhancing Your Teams Relationships

At IT Partners we see the importance and value in strengthening team relationships. For us, positive working relationships not only create an enjoyable work environment but also play a key role in building a happy and collaborative team.

We see immeasurable value from investing in opportunities […]

By |April 1st, 2019|Advice, Team Events|Comments Off on Enhancing Your Teams Relationships

The Value of Applied IT Education

At IT Partners we recognise the importance of educating tomorrow’s IT professionals whose skills and expertise will become even more valuable as technology advances. It is essential for these individuals to be exposed to practical learning opportunities whether that be in the form of an […]

By |March 19th, 2019|Education|Comments Off on The Value of Applied IT Education