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HP Global Recall of Power Cords

On August 26, 2014 HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies for certain AC power cords used with AC adapters shipped with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations. These AC power cords were shipped with products... more...

Think I.T. Extended Helpdesk Hours

We’ve listened to your feedback and are pleased to announce starting Monday 29th July our new helpdesk hours will be 7.30am-8.00pm Monday-Friday. Our helpdesk is available for support issues and remote assistance, so our extended hours will give you more flexibility to call us... more...

Think I.T. acquires IT Force

On April 2nd 2013, Think I.T. acquired the Highland Park and Devonport branches of IT Force. Michael Inglis (Highland Park Owner) and Ryan Thatcher (Devonport Owner) have been jointly working on a new Primary Health software program called ‘ConnectMed’. “The time has come... more...

Think I.T. launches Think Insight

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Business Analytics and Business Intelligence division, Think Insight. All businesses have lots of data, and in some cases truly vast amounts of data, gathered from usual business operations. Think Insight provides a range of services centred... more...

Yep – LinkedIn hacked

Further to my last post, LinkedIn confirmed that “some” passwords have been obtained and LinkedIn will email compromised members. We have also seen some industry pundits pointing to a website to check if your password is one that has been hacked and decrypted. Both of these ideas... more...

LinkedIn hacked?

Do you use LinkedIn? If so a group has claimed to have obtained around 6 million passwords and is trying to break the encryption on them for nefarious purposes. There has been no confirmation that a security breach has actually occurred but if you use a Cloud service it is prudent to... more...

Faster Faster Faster said the little steam engine: 12Gbps Solid State Drives

Seagate and Western Digital are both planning the release of 12Gbps Solid State Drives for Enterprise which will double the current 6Gbps throughput over the SAS interface. The drives will have 2 data paths so if one fails the drive will still function. These should hit the market in 2013 and... more...

Windows 8 to be released later this year

Both the desktop and Server operating systems will be released some time this year. It has been confirmed the Server Operating System is to be called “Windows Server 2012” and we believe the desktop operating system will be called “Windows 8” We will post further... more...

Think I.T. becomes an Orcon Wholesale business partner, saves $10k

Think I.T. has signed a reseller agreement with Orcon Wholesale, enabling us to sell the full range of Internet access, Wide Area Network and Telephony solutions from Orcon. By implementing a combination of Orcon and Vodafone solutions in our own business we have already made annual savings... more...

Remembering 22 February 2011

Today is a year on from the earthquake that took so many lives in Canterbury. We remember the 185 people who lost their lives on the 22nd, and many hundreds more who have been left with deep physical, psychological and emotional scars. We also remember the countless acts of heroism and compassion... more...

Megaupload data safe for another two weeks

It appears that the threatened February 2nd deletion of all Megaupload's users' data has been postponed for at least two weeks. In this Computerworld report the two hosting providers used by... more...

First seminars for 2012 announced

The first seminar topics for the 2012 Seminar Series have been announced. How to get more from Excel- First Steps, Intermediate and Advanced will run in afternoon and evening sessions from 16... more...

Beware of remote control scammers

Many of our customers have received phone calls purporting to be from Microsoft or having been referred to the customer by Microsoft. The caller will usually claim that they or Microsoft have... more...

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome back from holidays (unless of course, you are still on holiday you lucky thing) and I trust you have had a refreshing break. 2012 is shaping up to be an... more...

Hard disk drive price increase hits larger vendors

Drive pricing hits larger vendors – expect more large vendors to be impacted On Friday EMC released a statement about how the “tragic, persistent flooding in Thailand has impacted... more...

Think I.T. offers fixed fee Medtech upgrade management

We now offer a fixed fee Medtech upgrade management service. In addition to installation of all Medtech upgrades as required, we perform regular Interbase backup-and-restores outside of normal... more...

Think I.T. puts breakfast on the table at Te Papapa School

We are pleased to announce that Think I.T.has "adopted" Te Papapa School. For some time we have been looking for a way to concentrate our diverse charity spending. Our criteria were:... more...

Adobe changing upgrade eligibility

Adobe changing upgrade eligibility From the end of 2011 Adobe customers may only be able to upgrade from the latest version – so when CS6 is released only CS5 products will be eligible... more...

Think I.T. brand launch party goes off

Last night we launched the new-look Think I.T. brand with a function. This was a great success with the VIP room of the ASB Showgrounds getting close to capacity. We had around 100 attendees.... more...

Update from HP on hard disk drive shortages due to flooding in Thailand

We have received this advisory from Hewlett Packard's Personal Systems Group Thailand Floods- Potential Impact to HDD Supply and Risk Mitigation Recent severe flooding in Thailand has... more...

HP will retain PC business
Think I.T. implements Quosal quoting tool
Flooding in Thailand restricts hard disk drive availability
Party time
Windows 8 previewed at Build
Cloud or Cupboard? Seminars
New look and feel for the Think I.T. brand!
Norman Johnston
"The most powerful motivating factor for employees is seeing tangible progress whilst performing meaningful work. Effective information Technology achieves this objective."

Norman Johnston
Think I.T. Team

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HP Global Recall of Power Cords

On August 26, 2014 HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies for certain AC power cords used with AC adapters shipped with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations. These AC power cords were shipped with products...  more...

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Thinking 365.....

Every Device, Every Document - Everywhere This is certainly the theme, and the reason Office 365 is such an essential business tool.  It is certainly becoming our best practice to bring clients into the Office 365 environment.  A new campaign from Microsoft helps realise the need for kiwi businesses to adopt this model.  Here at Think I.T. we've used Office 365 to bring...  more...