Your business is losing hundreds of hours to spam every year

Your business is losing hundreds of hours to spam every year

Spam emails. Everyone hates them. It’s not just the emotional pain of clearing spam from your inbox. Having to do that is a real productivity killer, too. A recent report ...
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At last! Google Chrome’s going to block disruptive notifications

At last! Google Chrome’s going to block disruptive notifications

When you’re browsing it can feel like you’re being bombarded with things other people want you to see. Not only do we have to click on permissions for cookies and tracking, ...
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How Small Businesses Can Utilise Penetration Testing

How Small Businesses Can Utilise Penetration Testing

Penetration testing? Maybe later. Besides, why would someone attack a small business when there are big targets out there? This mindset, that a small organisation cannot be ...
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How a Managed Service provider can help your business

How a Managed Service provider can help your business

In IT we love to use fancy jargon, and a Managed Service provider or MSP is no exception. In this article we will break down what a Managed Service Provider is, how it can help ...
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Five Top IT Tips: Good Working Practices

Five Top IT Tips: Good Working Practices

Five top tips: Good working practices in the office There are so many easy things that you can do to ensure you keep good working practices either at home or in the office. ...
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Is your business making these cyber security mistakes?

Is your business making these cyber security mistakes?

There are three common cyber security mistakes made by businesses like yours. And each one can make it easier for cyber criminals to break into your network and steal your data. ...
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Routers equal Security plus Speed

Routers equal Security plus Speed

More than just that flashing box, lighting up like a disco in the corner of the room, routers play a particularly vital role in keeping your business safe, and your data secure, ...
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Microsoft 365 the Key to Communication

Microsoft 365 the Key to Communication

This blog is about using Microsoft 365 as a Key to Communication. We have seen an explosion in the ways we communicate, and, in the ways, we use these forms of communication. ...
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Never Use Your Browser's Password Manager

Never Use Your Browser's Password Manager

For a long time now many employees have been in the habit of saving their passwords in the web browser's password manager. Microsoft Edge is even introducing a new and improved ...
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Microsoft Planner and how can it help your business?

Microsoft Planner and how can it help your business?

Many businesses in New Zealand use Microsoft Planner. Planner is a tool within the Microsoft Office 365 suite. Planner is an easy way to organise teamwork with intuitive, ...
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 Empowering Your Business With Microsoft Teams

Empowering Your Business With Microsoft Teams

Meet Northland Kindergarten Association: The Northland Kindergarten Association or NKA, has 25 kindergartens between Kaitaia in the Far North, to Ruawai in the heart of ...
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Avoid Document Disaster | Empowering your Business

Avoid Document Disaster | Empowering your Business

The POWER Trifecta Solution for Document Automation The environment in which we operate has significantly changed. Businesses in New Zealand have been driven to embrace remote ...
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Document Management | How to Save Time

Document Management | How to Save Time

Meet Quality Foods Southland Meet Quality Foods Southland or QFS for short. What started as a humble bakery and Café in the 1900s by Annie C Miller, grew into New Zealand’s ...
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Top IT Tips for 2022

Top IT Tips for 2022

A New Year is a definitely a chance to kick things off the way you mean to go on. Here is an ITA blog with some top tech tips for 2022 – obviously, ask us at CT Business ...
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Top Christmas Computer Tips

Top Christmas Computer Tips

2021 may be the Christmas that we all collectively exhale and exclaim “Thank goodness this year is over”. However, before you rush out the office door for Christmas time, ...
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Passwords made simple! What is MFA and 2FA?

Passwords made simple! What is MFA and 2FA?

Let’s be honest. Remembering passwords on top of the million other things to do in any given day is a lot. Are your team’s passwords fairly similar across multiple online ...
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Cyber Insurance – Do you need it?

Cyber Insurance – Do you need it?

Cyber Security is a very real threat to businesses in New Zealand these days. Here we look at Cyber Insurance, what it is, what the laws are and why you need it. Why do you need ...
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Microsoft Teams vs. Zoom

Microsoft Teams vs. Zoom

Microsoft Teams or Zoom? Which one is the best for you? Meeting anyone? Remember the good ole days here in the Waikato, when we all used to cram into a conference room, pass ...
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Cyber Security – The Risks and what you can do.

Cyber Security – The Risks and what you can do.

Ransomware threats are on the rise globally, and Cyber Security is the buzzword now for anyone even here in New Zealand. Not only is there a very real threat present for ...
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The new Windows 11 - Its coming this year!

The new Windows 11 - Its coming this year!

It doesn't seem that long ago, that businesses here in New Zealand were told that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows ever. Well, Windows 11 has just been announced ...
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Hacking in Your Own Back Yard

Hacking in Your Own Back Yard

Having compromised IT is way more common than you might think. Often those that have been compromised have no idea they are. It is not just overseas companies that are targeted ...
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The Data Protection Solution

The Data Protection Solution

The Data Protection Solution; How Microsoft DLP (Data Loss Protection) could help keep your data safe. If you are a health practitioner, accountant, lawyer. Marketer, or you deal ...
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New Strains of Covid-19 - Business Risk Reduction and working from home.

New Strains of Covid-19 - Business Risk Reduction and working from home.

With the discovery of more the new and more highly contagious strains of Covid-19 from both the UK and South Africa being detected each day by NZ’s MIQ, many experts feel that ...
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Privacy Breach Reporting

Privacy Breach Reporting

The Resurgence of Privacy Breach Reporting. There has been an unprecedented amount of hacking and ransomware attacks both in the Waikato and New Zealand in 2020. As a result, in ...
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The Cyber Security Threat Landscape

The Cyber Security Threat Landscape

Now, more than ever, it is important to secure your data. Cybersecurity threats to your organisation, your staff and your clients are becoming a regular occurrence here in the ...
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Transparency in Tech

Transparency in Tech

Working remotely has brought many challenges as well as silver linings to the way we now do business. We reached out to some of our valued customers to find out what they found ...
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Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email

Microsoft 365 – More than Just Email

23 Dec 2020A cheat sheet to help you make the most of your Microsoft 365 subscription. If you have Microsoft 365 for business, we want to make sure you are making the most of it. ...
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How to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

How to Reduce Cybersecurity Risk

Cyber-attacks are swiftly accelerating globally and close to home here in the Waikato, with SME’s continuing to be a target. Investing a few minutes thinking about how to reduce ...
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Keep Your Remote Workers Safe

Keep Your Remote Workers Safe

As the coronavirus madness continues to spread globally, many organisations are instituting mandatory remote work policies. While many companies may find remote work new and ...
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Save $$, Go Proactive

Save $$, Go Proactive

How proactive IT management can save you money and mitigate risk. Do you find yourself so caught up in other areas of your business that you tend to only manage your IT when ...
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Why You Should Use Windows Ransomware Protection

Why You Should Use Windows Ransomware Protection

Windows 10 already has ransomware protection built in to the Windows Defender application. Unfortunately in a standard Windows 10 Installation it is turned off by default. Given ...
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Microsoft Teams: More than just video conferencing

Microsoft Teams: More than just video conferencing

There are plenty of options available for video conferencing at the moment, which has been extremely useful with many people working from home in the current environment. Skype, ...
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Strengthen Your Password Policy

Strengthen Your Password Policy

Small to medium size kiwi businesses are increasingly being targeted by unscrupulous hackers, and cyber-criminals which often leads to loss of confidential data, intellectual ...
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Office 365 Compromised Email

Office 365 Compromised Email

03/05/2019; Lately we have been attending to a lot of clients who have had their Office 365 email compromised. The type of compromise where one of your good customers gets sent an ...
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April 2019 Patch Tuesday

April 2019 Patch Tuesday

A slew of very important security updates were released today by Microsoft in their April 2019 Patch Tuesday update (Wednesday here in New Zealand). Two of the serious flaws that ...
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Contract Tracing Covid-19

Contract Tracing Covid-19

Contract Tracing and what it means for Hamilton Business's. Preparing your business for contact. Covid-19 Level Three is here and Level Two is on its way. It's is time to ...
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The Covid-19 Technology Transformation

The Covid-19 Technology Transformation

Covid-19 Technology - The big question on everyone’s mind is where to next? With the movement to Alert Level 3 on April 28th, what does this look like for your business ...
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Stolen Logins - Is Someone Spying on You?

Stolen Logins - Is Someone Spying on You?

02 Feb 2019; Lately we have had a lot of calls regarding high levels of malicious emails. This is especially dangerous to businesses poorly trained in Basic Cyber-Security. Why ...
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The Trouble With Office 365

The Trouble With Office 365

These days small and mid-sized businesses are increasingly moving their critical data to the cloud via Microsoft Office 365. While Microsoft focuses on keeping data available, ...
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Disgruntled Security Researcher discloses Zero-Day vulnerability.

Disgruntled Security Researcher discloses Zero-Day vulnerability.

28 Aug 2018; A security researcher known as “SandboxEscaper”, apparently frustrated at trying to communicate a Zero Day exploit to Microsoft’s “Report a Computer Security ...
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Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365 - Confused?

Office 365 vs. Microsoft 365 - Confused?

Please explain Today’s business environment continues to move to the cloud and the associated cloud applications which entail a monthly subscription fee. Included in this trend ...
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Microsoft Edge bug allows attackers to read emails and Facebook feed

Microsoft Edge bug allows attackers to read emails and Facebook feed

22/06/2018; An independent researcher accidentally discovered a bug in Microsoft Edge that allows a hacker to read his victim's emails and facebook feed. Firefox can also be ...
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VPNfilter Botnet Attacks Common Routers

VPNfilter Botnet Attacks Common Routers

25/05/2018; At least half a million common routers and storage devices in dozens of countries around the world have been infected by a sophisticated botnet, in preparation for an ...
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Twitter password leak on world password day

Twitter password leak on world password day

03/05/2018 Twitter is urging all 336 million users to change their passwords after a bug exposed them in plain text. The company says they have since fixed the issue and there is ...
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Cyber Security Update

Cyber Security Update

28/05/2018; According to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN), and their latest Cyber Security Update, a snapshot for the period ending 31 March 2018, shows ...
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City of Atlanta | Offline due to Ransomware Attack

City of Atlanta | Offline due to Ransomware Attack

23/03/2018; FBI investigating computer outages in the city's network possibly tied to Samsam-type ransomware variant. The City of Atlanta’s computer network has fallen victim ...
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The Current State of Ransomware

The Current State of Ransomware

Attacks are up. Payments are down. Attacks - The Bad News Reports from MalwareBytes tracked a 90% increase in the number of detected ransomware attacks. The SophosLabs 2018 ...
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Half of your employees are probably wasting 3 hours a day

Half of your employees are probably wasting 3 hours a day

In a Salary.com survey of over 2,500 employees, nearly ½ of the group admitted to wasting 1-3 hours every day on the web surfing non-related activities. With all of the pressures ...
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Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerability

Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerability

07/02/2018; Whilst malicious activity with this vulnerability has yet to be seen, independent research this week by AV-TEST shows that there are now 139 malware samples that can ...
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Free Antivirus for your Android Smartphone

Free Antivirus for your Android Smartphone

Sophos Mobile Security for Android Overview Our free Mobile Security app provides full functionality to protect your Android device without reducing performance or battery ...
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Microsoft Accreditation

Microsoft Accreditation

CT Business Solutions is now a Microsoft partner Silver, Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions. We're pretty happy about that as it clearly shows our ability to migrate you to the ...
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