15 Mar 2018

Where is my data stored?

Posted in IT policy, Legal, Security

For law firms, your clients’ information is your responsibility. Therefore, when clients’ information is outsourced to an IT firm, the number one question every law firm should ask the IT firm is: “Where is my data stored?” If it is in New Zealand, that’s great. Your data security will be governed and protected by our […]

29 Sep 2016

I wouldn’t plug that USB in if I were you!

Posted in IT policy, Security
I wouldn’t plug that USB in if I were you!

By Nick Phillips, Operations Manager You’re leaving work and see a USB drive someone’s dropped in the elevator. It looks like the same one you have at home that you bought form JB-HiFi. Do you A. plug it in to track down the owner (or out of curiosity), B. hand it in as a lost […]

19 Aug 2016

Where your data is stored could impact your clients’ privacy

Posted in IT policy, Legal, Security
Where your data is stored could impact your clients’ privacy

This year Resolve exhibited at the LawTechNZ conference. We spoke to nearly every decision maker there that didn’t yet have their data in the cloud. Their main concerns with the cloud were security and hidden costs, but the other that should be top of mind when making a decision about the cloud is “where is […]

22 Jul 2016

Our national response to cyber-crime is top-heavy

Posted in IT policy, Security
Our national response to cyber-crime is top-heavy

Cyber-crime continues to become more complex and prevalent, so the New Zealand government and a small number (two) of non-profit organisations have responded with various policies, initiatives and advice. Largely the government organisations and initiatives are focused on keeping our government agencies and infrastructure safe from threats and breaches, which keeps us safe, and the […]

8 Apr 2016

Developing an IT strategy – Part 1

Developing an IT strategy – Part 1

Aligning your IT strategy with your business development plan. At the beginning of the financial year (just a week ago for the most of us) it’s likely you’ll be sitting down with your partners and senior team to map out the development and growth of the firm for the year ahead. You may be reviewing your […]

12 Nov 2015

Staff wasting time on the net?

Posted in IT policy
Staff wasting time on the net?

Do staff really waste time surfing the net? The answer, unfortunately, is yes. A recent survey1 reveals that 64% of staff visit personal websites daily, rising to 73% for staff under the age of 35. This is a real and frustrating issue, which seems to be increasing as the tech-generation begins to enter  the workforce. […]

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