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Christmas Hours

By Michael Baxter / 14 December 2015

Over the Christmas period Utopia's office will be closed from Monday 21st December 2015 and reopen on Monday the 18th January 2016. During the holiday season you can email info@utopia.co.nz or use the contact form on our website. We look forward to working with you in the coming year and hope our business relationship continues for many years to come. The staff at Utopia wish you a safe a... more »


Preparing for the year ahead

By Michael Baxter / 23 November 2015

Christmas is coming and we would like to take this opportunity to showcase some of the many projects we have worked on this year. You can  see even more on our website. Guaranteed Electrical Goody Two Shoes Forbes and Davies Homesit Kohia Terrace School Fort Richard As the end of the year approaches it is a good time to think about a plan for your website ... more »


How is your customer service?

By Michael Baxter / 13 October 2015

Christmas is coming and many businesses will be approaching their busiest time of year. Now is a good time to review your customer service.  Here are 5 steps to making your customer’s experience with you top notch: Change your vocabulary How do you talk about, and to, your customers? What phrases do you use to ​communicate with customers, and what do you call them behind their backs?... more »


Starter Website

By Michael Baxter / 26 September 2015

Utopia offers a great starter package for clients. This gives you a single rolling page with sections for information on your business. The website will be matched to your logo and colours and will be fully responsive across mobiles, tablets and desktop computers. The different sections can include the following types of information: Description of what you offer Your services Te... more »


Have a very merry Christmas

By Michael Baxter / 21 December 2012

The staff at Utopia wishes you a safe and merry Christmas. Over the Christmas period Utopia's offices will be closed from the 21st December to 14th January 2013. During the holiday season you can email all support requests to info@utopia.co.nz or use the  contact form on our website. May your holiday season and new year be filled with joy, happiness and success. We look forward to wo... more »


News from Utopia

By Michael Baxter / 26 September 2012

This email is a follow-on from the recent announcement that on 28.9.12 Digiweb Ltd will acquire Laurus Technolgy Ltd and take over the hosting and domain name services currently supplied by Utopia. Digiweb will be taking over the bank account so you do not need to change any automatic payments. Services will remain the same so not changes are required to email, DNS or FTP settings. The Utop... more »


Shop till you drop

By Michael Baxter / 1 July 2012

Many web designers ask us what sort of technology and solutions we can offer them to get their websites running. To help answer these questions we have put together a demonstration website which showcases our recommended content platform. The demo is available at http://www.shopdemo.co.nz This site is built using CMS Made Simple and Utopia’s e-commerce module and showcases some amazing fea... more »


Remote support

By Michael Baxter / 24 April 2012

Working on a clients’ computer has got a lot easier with improved broadband speeds and the ease of use of tools like TeamViewer. This enables you to make changes to email settings or diagnose client computer problems. First, you need to download TeamViewer and install it on your computer. It is free for non-commercial use. Next, send your client these simple steps to get them up and going: ... more »


Highlights from twenty-eleven

By Michael Baxter / 20 December 2011

Below are some highlights from the 200 projects Utopia has been involved with throughout the year: HangaNZ - runs in conjunction with a show on Maori TV sKids - CMS site and intranet portal How Much My House - reports in your area Homesit - CMS site and intranet portal Home Interiors - Large e-commerce solution Xcessorise - Another large e-commerce solution NR... more »


Transformer

By Michael Baxter / 14 April 2011

Transformer are a boutique design agency, specialising in high-end brand communications in print and on the web. When Transformer contacted Utopia they were looking for a good, reliable provider of web development and hosting services. Utopia was already hosting a website for one of Transformer's clients so the relationship grew from there. Some of the work Utopia has done for Transformer i... more »


Why become a Utopia Partner?

By Michael Baxter / 10 August 2009

Utopia is a fast growing company that partners with skilled professionals to deliver integrated solutions to our clients. We are always on the lookout for experts and like-minded companies to work with us. Utopia offers partner individuals and organisations the following benefits: Access to a broad range of online technology skill sets Utopia can provide an extensive range of technica... more »


Five reasons why your website is a top priority during a recession

By Michael Baxter / 24 June 2009

Naturally, you want to get the most for your money in these tough economic times. As you tighten the purse strings on your business, you need to prioritise spending. Should you invest more money into your website, or leave it on the back burner? What is your marketing strategy? Here are five reasons why during this financial crisis you want to make your website a top priority. 1. More cost-eff... more »