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Sli.do | Make Your Next Company Meeting More Interactive

We all know the awkward feeling of ‘no questions’ silence at the end of a presentation.

To increase employee engagement and interaction at meetings, over the last few months we have been trialing Sli.do.

What is Sli.do?

Sli.do is an easy to use Live Q&A and polling solution […]

By |September 13th, 2019|Advice, Meeting, Technology|Comments Off on Sli.do | Make Your Next Company Meeting More Interactive

IT Partners Win Sophos MSP of the Year Award 2019

Recently one of our leading security software partners, Sophos, acknowledged the award-winning efforts of its top channel partners in Australia and New Zealand at the Sophos Discovery Conference.

The annual conference celebrates the successes of Sophos partners throughout the Australia and New Zealand region and delivers the […]

By |September 9th, 2019|Partner, Security|Comments Off on IT Partners Win Sophos MSP of the Year Award 2019

The top five Cyber Security trends being experienced in 2019

Cyber security is a prominent topic across every industry. In 2019 securing networks and protecting data from cyber threats has become more important than ever, as cyber incidents continue to rise.

In the first quarter of 2019 alone, CERT NZ received 992 cyber incident reports. This […]

By |August 23rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The top five Cyber Security trends being experienced in 2019

Better Processes with Proven Methods 

At IT Partners we always strive to identify better ways of working and continuous improvement is important in ensuring we meet our potential as a company. We actively use business process management tools and apply them to our work.   

Recently our Business Analyst,  Art Grochala has been using continuous improvement […]

By |August 14th, 2019|Business Analyst, Professional Services|Comments Off on Better Processes with Proven Methods 

TINYPulse | Gaining Insightful and Actionable Feedback from your Team

Like most organisations, you probably wish you could get more feedback from your team. For a number of years now, IT Partners have been using the TINYPulse tool to help us prompt, capture and utilise feedback from our Team. While this isn’t our only channel […]

By |August 8th, 2019|Analytics, Recruitment|Comments Off on TINYPulse | Gaining Insightful and Actionable Feedback from your Team

Patching – It’s not easy, yet so critical

Applying software patches is a basic security principle – not always easy to do, but very necessary.

When reflecting on recent large scale international cyber security incidents, one of the contributing factors that stands out is failing to patch all systems and devices. This emphasises the […]

By |July 29th, 2019|Security, Software|Comments Off on Patching – It’s not easy, yet so critical

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