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Important Cyber Security Reminders

Cyber security is currently front of mind. Socially engineered attacks, such as phishing emails, are the underlying cause of most breaches (80% according to recent cyber incident reports) as exploiting people is often far easier than technically penetrating a network.

Awareness of potential threats and ongoing […]

By |June 3rd, 2021|Security|Comments Off on Important Cyber Security Reminders

What’s new to Outlook?

Microsoft 365 applications are constantly developing and changing over time. Outlook, is at the center of these applications, helping to manage your email messages, calendar, contacts, and tasks. It’s critical for not only your communications but also time management.

In the last month alone there have […]

By |May 12th, 2021|Microsoft|Comments Off on What’s new to Outlook?

Responding to the surge in cyber security vulnerabilities

When it comes to technology, there is often an element of unpredictability, as situations can arise that are difficult to foresee. Security vulnerabilities being one example that you can encounter at any stage, and in many cases, with little time to react.

In the last […]

By |March 24th, 2021|Security|Comments Off on Responding to the surge in cyber security vulnerabilities

The way we communicate has transformed, what does this mean for your business?

There is no denying that the way we work and communicate has rapidly transformed as a result of COVID-19.

The LondonGreen Group’s (including both IT Partners and Lightwire) internal Microsoft Teams Usage Data helps to illustrate this transformation.

Microsoft Teams Calling and Meeting Usage […]

By |December 10th, 2020|Microsoft, Professional Services, Working remotely|Comments Off on The way we communicate has transformed, what does this mean for your business?

Opening up on privacy with NZ Privacy Commissioner

This week we had the pleasure of attending an Institute of Directors event where Privacy Commissioner, John Edwards, spoke about key changes to the Privacy Act which come into effect on the 1st of December. Below we have summarised the key points John discussed that […]

By |October 7th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on Opening up on privacy with NZ Privacy Commissioner

The Release of Microsoft Lists in Teams!

Microsoft has recently announced the general availability of its new app ‘Microsoft Lists’ in Teams and in SharePoint on the web.

What is Microsoft Lists?
Microsoft Lists in a Microsoft 365 app that is designed to track information and organise work. Lists are simple, smart, and flexible, […]

By |September 24th, 2020|Microsoft|Comments Off on The Release of Microsoft Lists in Teams!

What do the NZ Privacy Act Changes mean for your business?

New Zealand’s revised Privacy Act has now passed through parliament and will come in to effect on 1 December 2020.

This will see the introduction of a new legal framework and regime for the protection of information, including the introduction of a mandatory data breach notification […]

By |September 11th, 2020|Security|Comments Off on What do the NZ Privacy Act Changes mean for your business?

What we look for in a great candidate

Our aim is to be one of the most desired places to work by providing our employees with a great career and working environment. An important part of this aim is attracting top-level candidates that our team, clients and suppliers love working with.

When it comes […]

By |August 18th, 2020|Recruitment|Comments Off on What we look for in a great candidate

20 Years of IT Partners | Q&A with our Managing Director Andrew Johnson

To achieve his mission of helping businesses build a closer partnership with technology our Managing Director, Andrew Johnson, founded IT Partners in 2000. This means that this year, IT Partners is officially 20 years old!

In recognition of this milestone, we had the opportunity to sit down […]

By |August 11th, 2020|Advice, Education|Comments Off on 20 Years of IT Partners | Q&A with our Managing Director Andrew Johnson

Inspire 2020 – Key Takeout’s for Microsoft Users

Microsoft Inspire is a conference held annually by Microsoft for its partner community. This year it was a virtual event, meaning many of the IT Partners Team were able to tune in and gain a greater understanding of Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year.

We […]

By |July 27th, 2020|Microsoft|Comments Off on Inspire 2020 – Key Takeout’s for Microsoft Users