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7 Ways to Maximise Your Pc’s Performance

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7 Ways to Maximise Your Pc’s Performance

    When you’re hard at work the last thing you need is for your PC to start playing up. Being hindered by your computer is something most people can relate to. A recent study by Crucial found that the average person’s patience with slow technology lasts 60 seconds before we start to get irritated. Among the top things that cause people most grief, are frozen (47 percent) and slow computers (40 percent). Senior product line manager for computer memory and storage company Crucial, Jonathan Weech says, “Anybody that works with a PC...

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Your Guide to Cyber Security

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More than 856,000 (or one in five) Kiwis are affected by cybercrime each year, at an estimated cost to New Zealand of $257 million in 2016, according to Microsoft. Breaches in cyberspace are commonplace today and cyber security is becoming increasingly more prioritised by businesses as a result. New Zealand’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) exits to assist nationally significant organisations including government departments, key economic generators, niche exporters, research institutes and operators of critical infrastructure, with...

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The Power of Pr and Its Benefits to Your Business

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The Power of Pr and Its Benefits to Your Business

    In business, as in your personal life, reputation is everything. To be a credible player in any industry your reputation plays the biggest part in your success. It ensures your business continues, is the glue between you and your existing clients and creates trust with potential customers. By definition PR is “building a mutually beneficial relationship with a company’s various publics,” with the power to reach large audiences. Telling your positive success stories and building a reputation affects what your audience perceives...

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Selling Yourself

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Selling Yourself

    Marketing holds a lot of unknowns; in a family full of small business owners, I know the stress of uncertainty and the fear of wasted dollars. When it comes to marketing, and by marketing I’m talking everything from branding to advertising, it’s difficult to know what to spend – and it’s easy to go overboard. If tech companies are anything to go by, according to the Market Measures Survey, conducted by tech marketers Concentrate, it would suggest spending an average of 39 percent of your turnover on marketing, as is the...

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Avoiding the Snowball Effect

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Avoiding the Snowball Effect

    Ideally, you have a business where the team is doing well – people are motivated, they work cohesively, punctuality and reliability is not a problem, and you have confidence they enjoy their jobs. All your staff respect the business and the management team, and are aligned with the company’s values. There are no performance improvement plans in place and you haven’t had to pull someone aside to discuss misconduct. However, reality is, at least one of these factors doesn’t apply to your business and you don’t really know where...

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The Daily Habits of Millionaires

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What if I told you that success wasn’t a stroke of luck, it was a habit? ‘Rich habits’ is a term coined by author Thomas Corley, who spent five years researching the daily habits of 177 self-made millionaires and penned his findings in his books Change Your Habits, Change Your Life and Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. “There is a cause and effect associated with habits,” he writes. “Habits are the cause of wealth, poverty, happiness, sadness, stress, good relationships, bad relationships, good health, or bad...

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8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

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8 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

    Here are some tips to help you make the most out of your time in the office or wherever you call ‘work’. 1. Allocated time Breaking up your day into time slots helps you define a purpose for each portion and therefore pushes you to complete the task at hand. 2. Take short breaks Break down work into blocks, usually by 25 minutes at a time, with each being separated by small breaks. The idea is to avoid a burnout from working for too long. 3. Comfort is key Some jobs have strict dress codes, but if you can find a way to adapt...

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Calling All Angels

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Calling All Angels

    New Zealand is brimming with fresh-faced entrepreneurs and interesting start ups, more people need to back them says WNT Ventures’ investment manager, Jon Sandbrook. The entrepreneurial society in New Zealand is thriving, and many entrepreneurs and start ups just need a little bit extra to see them succeed and that’s where you can help. There are a number of ways individuals can get involved in funding start-ups – from technology incubators, like WNT Ventures, to angel investing, as well as venture capital and private equity...

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Are You Prepared for a Market Crash?

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It’s been 10 years since the 2007/8 global financial crisis, something many consider the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Many people, businesses and countries are still trying to recover, or have barely just recovered. Then in March this year, Bill Gates said it was “a certainty” that we will face another GFC in the future. How protected is your livelihood, your personal and business assets, this time around? Before you start panicking and/or muttering under your breath ‘here we go again’, keep in mind that Gates believes...

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

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Lamborghini Terzo Millennio

    Lamborghini has unveiled a visionary hypercar concept, arguably unlike any other. The Terzo Millennio uses innovative selfhealing materials for its body, supercapacitors that power electric motors integrated into each wheel, and the ability to store energy in its carbon fiber body.     No easy task, which is why Lamborghini is partnering up with two laboratories of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The partnership, realised in the Terzo Millennio, is taking automobile technology away from conventional...

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