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    10 Life-Hacking Apps of 2018 - To help you be the most efficient you
    7 March 2018
    Technology is a great way to encourage a healthy balance, or to encourage efficiencies that otherwise may not be possible. With smart phone apps becoming a necessity in our day-to-day, we've searched high and low to create a list of applications to help you be the most efficient you and make 2018 your best year yet.
    What the Tax?! Free Seminar
    4 February 2018
    We are here to make the running of your business as smooth and rewarding as possible, which is why we have designed this workshop specifically for people who may be new to owning a business or find books a challenge.
    Why Tradies Should Back Up
    25 January 2018
    The truth is that she won’t “be right”. Last year a local building company was subject to a sophisticated hacking scam that cost at least 3 firms $25,000. Your client information, banking history or just the satisfaction of disrupting a business is of interest to hackers.
    Update Your Technology - Who's got your backup?
    19 October 2017
    If you’ve heard about the latest Ransom Ware attacks, then you’re aware of the importance of securing and backing up your systems.
    More Tips to Avoid Imminent Cyber Attacks Within Your Business
    7 September 2017
    Cyber Security continues to be a top concern of clients given the recent high-profile Ransomware attacks and data breaches. There is almost always more you can do to reduce the likelihood or impact of an attack on your business.
    Effective passwords
    1 September 2017
    Article by Daryl Webb PRACTICE LEADER, SPECIALIST SERVICES A strong password is an effective password. But what makes a password strong? The short answer is a password that isLong Hard to guess Hard to crack Uniquely usedBut alsoEasy to remember Easy to enter correctly(If you don’t want the explanation, just the tips, click here) If your password isn’t easy to remember, you will write it down. And even if it isn’t on a Post-It note on the side of your monitor or...
    IT Stance - Does your investment in IT match your business needs?
    28 July 2017
    Technology adopters are categorised into one of five groups, recognising the differences in the willingness of firms (or individuals) to be reliant on unproven or novel technology: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, and Laggards. Which are you?
    New Service Launched to Assist in Identifying Fraud
    2 April 2017
    Are you concerned about your business’s exposure to fraudulent activity? Would you like some assurance that the payments you make to your suppliers are all legitimate? Do you have appropriate procedures in place when checking your payments for approval or authorising bank transactions? Our Audit team has introduced a new service which assists in the identification of fraudulent or unusual activity, therefore providing your business with added confidence around anomalies in data.
    Email Scam Cost Builder’s Thousands of Dollars
    28 November 2016
    In order to avoid being a victim of a hacking scam there are measures you can take. Staples Rodway IT Director, Rob McEwan, offers his advice to the building industry on ways to avoid the potential damage faced by many businesses through email scams.
    Top tips to avoiding imminent cyber attacks within your business
    25 July 2016
    In response to the growing need for New Zealand businesses to improve their cyber security, Staples Rodway Taranaki IT Director, Rob McEwan shares his tips to avoid the potential damage faced by many businesses.
    Is it time to embrace windows ten?
    27 June 2016
    With 200 million active users at the beginning of 2016, Windows 10 has had the fastest uptake of any previous Windows operating system and it was an easy decision for those in the know. But what about those everyday users, is the free upgrade enough to entice everyone? Or is it easier to stick with what you know?
    New IT security service launched to avoid imminent cyber-attacks in New Zealand
    9 May 2016
    In response to the growing need for New Zealand businesses to improve their cyber security, Staples Rodway Taranaki has launched a new service to first analyse their customer’s current IT system, then make cyber safety improvements.
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