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Is your website CMS up-to-date?

By Michael Baxter / 5 March 2019

Content Management Systems (CMS) are a critical component when creating and maintaining websites. These systems allow website owners to create and update content within a website without the need to understand technical programming like HTML, JavaScript and CSS. A CMS is just like any other piece of software, such as an anti-virus program, and it needs to be kept up-to-date to make sure it is ... more »

Do you need an SSL Certificate?

By Michael Baxter / 2 October 2017

Have you received an email from Google recommending your website has an SSL Certificate? If so, what are they and do you need one? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, sometimes called digital certificates, are used to establish an encrypted connection between a browser or user's computer and a website. The SSL connection protects sensitive data, such as credit card information, exchanged ... more »

How secure is your website?

By Michael Baxter / 28 June 2017

You may not think your site has anything worth being hacked for, but websites are compromised all the time. The majority of website security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead attempts to use it to send spam or share files illegally. Other very common ways to abuse compromised machines include using them as part of larger ransomware attacks. Hacking is regu... more »

Protection from hackers

By Michael Baxter / 16 January 2017

As we rely on web and mobile app solutions more and more we need to consider the protection we are providing our customers. One of the many ways to improve protection is to operate your website behind a Content Distribution Network (CDN). A CDN is a globally distributed network of servers deployed in multiple locations around the globe. Their goal is to deliver content to users with high availabi... more »

Panel ... beating

By Michael Baxter / 7 September 2016

Panel Quote is an advanced shop management software tool built specifically for the New Zealand panel repair and paint refinishing industry. They wanted a website application audit of their database and server to maximise stability and performance.

Are you hearing me?

By Michael Baxter / 3 July 2016

Online marketing company Firefly Search came to us needing technical support for the WordPress sites of their client Hearing Auckland. Have a look and see how we helped them out.

Website application audit

By Michael Baxter / 17 May 2016

Web applications are frequently the weak link of any business. They need to be accessible to all of your customers - from a wide range of locations and skill sets. Too many times in the news you will read about data breaches and hacks that could have been averted. Have a look at our website application audit to see how we can help keep your data secure.

Cloud Backups

By Michael Baxter / 14 July 2014

As companies cope with the growing amount of corporate information being generated every day, they face a daunting truth: without their data, they have no business. That’s why it’s so critical to now have a modern and dependable system in place to safeguard valuable business information. Over the last decade, cloud backup, recovery and restore options have emerged as secure, cost-effective an... more »

Supporting applications

By Michael Baxter / 5 February 2014

CID International (CID) came to Utopia on the lookout for someone to take on support for their existing web based application. CID's primary focus is to identify any component required to maintain integrity, be it a specified valve, fire penetration, brace system, fire door or insulation system. Users of the system include both manufacturers and installers. The system had been developed in-h... more »

Are your websites secure?

By Michael Baxter / 11 June 2013

These days website applications are an essential part of businesses. There are no limitations to what website applications can do. They can create amazing sites dealing in sales, finance, e-commerce and other sensitive information. However there are a great number of web application threats that endanger those applications and your reputation. Imagine if a hacker broke into your client’s web... more »