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Scalability Of The Modern Cloud Infrastructure Helps Reduce Operating Cost

As we stated in our previous blog, this week we are covering off the scalability of cloud platforms and the advantages this offers. When designing solutions for clients we are required to take into consideration the possible growth of the business over the next three to five years and size the solution accordingly. This translates to the solution being designed and built for the estimated... more...

Should I Host My Practice Management System (PMS) In The Cloud?

Continuing from the previous blog, we want to expand on what true cloud infrastructure provides above and beyond running internal systems. This is the second blog in a five-part series about the benefits of moving your practice management system (PMS) to the cloud. An internally hosted PMS... more...

Where Should I Backup and Store My Business Data?

Apart from people, your most important business asset is information, or “data”. There has been widely circulated statistics issued by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency that in the event of a disaster 40% of businesses never reopen and a further 25% fail after a year.... more...

4 reasons why HP Elitebooks offer extraordinary resistance to hackers

Security is a top-line issue for any IT manager. For businesses in sectors such as government, health, law and finance, system breaches are an existential threat that can not only destroy reputations but entire companies. The rise of remote working, enabled by today’s powerful personal... more...

How the Millennial Effect is changing workplaces for the better

Millennials may be the most misunderstood generation. Initially written off as undisciplined and hard-to-manage, they have emerged as independent, ethically minded workers and consumers as they have matured. From the time the early Millennials were children, though, one fact has always been... more...

The Real Benefits Of Taking Your PMS To the Cloud

At the heart of each medical institution is its Practice Management System (PMS). It connects users with financial transactions, appointments, and clinical data – the lifeblood of every practice. It must always function correctly and reliably, delivering the right information to the right... more...

What is Cloud computing and what are the benefits for your business?

Cloud computing is taking services that are traditionally obtained by buying hardware and software packages and offering them via the internet as a consumption-based model, where you pay a monthly/yearly fee for what you use. Consumption-based services are very popular these days... more...

When should your business migrate to a Managed Print Service (MPS) provider?

 Managed Print Service (MPS) What is a managed print service (MPS)?   Managed Print is a service to help you optimise and manage your organization’s print infrastructure and document output.... more...

What are macros and how are they being used to hack into your system

What is a Macros virus? A macro, fundamentally, is an action or set of actions that can be run repeatedly. It is widely used in Microsoft applications, such as Excel and Word to record mouse clicks and keystrokes to help automate tasks. Hackers convert macros into viruses by embedding... more...

New Microsoft Teams features will help you communicate better at work

New Microsoft Teams Features - May 2018 1. Mobile voice with video calling on Android: Now you can join meetings from the Microsoft Teams mobile apps on iOS and Android. You can join your private and channel meetings right from the app with one-touch and... more...

Vodafone Email Termination

You have less than three months to get your email changed before you lose it all. Vodafone feel their email service is no longer delivering a substantial experience for their... more...

Think IT uniform shirt rollout

Getting brand awareness out can be a tricky task for any business.  One initiative we've employed is providing all our staff with uniform shirts. Don't we all look smart :) Now you'll... more...

No more Adobe licenses

Well I reported earlier that the options for Adobe licenses and maintenance had shrunk.  The options have shrunk still further as there is no longer going to be any updates to Adobe licensed... more...

Xtra & Yahoo spam problems resurface

Yahoo provides email services for Telecom's Xtra. Way back in in the old days of February Telecom admitted that email accounts had been hacked and asked 60,000 users to change their... more...

Adobe Boxed Product to be discontinued

Adobe has released a statement today that it will shortly cease to supply boxed product and such software will only be available while stocks last. This is not as worrying as it sounds as, for... more...

Autodesk upgrade changes

Autodesk (AutoCAD etc) has 3 purchasing strategies to get latest releases. Buy a new license each time you want a new version, have an annual maintenance plan (which is pretty good... more...

Adobe release cycles, upgrade and maintenance

Although we can never be truly certain about software release dates Adobe is likely to release new Creative Suites software each year with whole numbers in even years and “x.5” numbers... more...

Windows 8 Reimagine event

Microsoft recently held its Windows 8 and Office 2013 “Reimagine” events for customers and partners in Auckland and around the country. Some of you took time out to attend, but for... more...

Cloudy with a chance of rain....or silence

Twice in June Amazon's Data Centre in North Virginia was knocked out of action. The first outage was on 15th June and caused by a generator fan failure and the second time was over this weekend... more...

Why should I consider Software Assurance on Windows – Part Deux

Run up to Windows 8 time and as usual Microsoft is keen not to stop sales of current machines with boring old Windows 7 while users wait with bated breath for the new Operating System release. So... more...

No fly for LIon batteries
Yet another Copyright battle
Why should you put Software Assurance on top of Windows 8 Pro?
Vista Business and Office 2007 retire
So how safe is that data in the Cloud?
Shameless 1
If I have 64bit Windows 7 does that mean I should install 64bit Office?
Password foolishness
Skype integrated into Facebook!
I hate the new version of “X”
Are patent wars harming the development of future products?
Some sensible reportage on the future of cloud computing in NZ
Stop Shouting!
Graeme Rawlings
“Customer service is not a department, it’s everyone’s job”

Graeme Rawlings
Think I.T. Team

News

Critical recall of some Zebra printer power supply units

It has come to our attention that Zebra has initiated a critical recall of some label printer power supplies manufactured between 2006 and 2012. There have been cases where these power supplies have caught fire putting people and property at risk.As you may have obtained Zebra printers from other sources, and we may not be able to accurately identify printers sold by us prior to October...  more...