News & Events at Imagetext
Westpac Business Excellence awards – Finalist:
What an honour to be one of the 5 finalists in the Westpac Auckland business awards in the Excellence in Service Delivery category. Couldn’t be prouder to work with a dedicated team who do their very best for our clients every single day. Thanks to the judges, Westpac, Auckland Chamber of Commerce , ATEED and Fletcher Building. #westpacbusinessexcellenceawards
We recently have had a number of clients get hit by various versions of the CryptoLocker Ransomware. Basically you will receive an email with an attached file, typically a .zip or .7z file. If you open the zip file, it runs a background process where it starts locking all the files you have access too. This includes files on servers, Dropbox, One Drive, NAS volumes etc if you are connected to them.
This is currently only effecting Windows users at this stage, however never assume the Macs not effected. A user may forward the email onto someone else.
So in short, if you receive an email with a ZIP file attached – unless you know 100% its legit and trust the sender, delete the email. Don’t forward it, just delete it and empty the trash.
If you realise to late and discover that files that they have had access to are no longer able to be opened – disconnect the device from the network IMMEDIATELY to minimise the the impact to the rest of the network. This means pulling out the ethernet lead or disconnect from the wireless network. Shut the PC down and contact us immediately (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Also remember the locked files are locked for good…. the only real option is to delete the effected files and restore from backup. So this is another reason to have good regular backups both on and offsite!!!
Files targeted are those commonly found on most PCs today; a list of file extensions for targeted files include:
3fr, accdb, ai, arw, bay, cdr, cer, cr2, crt, crw, dbf, dcr, der, dng, doc, docm, docx, dwg, dxf, dxg, eps, erf, indd, jpe, jpg, kdc, mdb, mdf, mef, mrw, nef, nrw, odb, odm, odp, ods, odt, orf, p12, p7b, p7c, pdd, pef, pem, pfx, ppt, pptm, pptx, psd, pst, ptx, r3d, raf, raw, rtf, rw2, rwl, srf, srw, wb2, wpd, wps, xlk, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx
Microsoft Silver Partner:
Imagetext are proud to be a Microsoft Silver partner in New Zealand for cloud solutions and mid market solutions.
We have provided many clients with support and expertise with successful Office 365 migrations so please contact us with any queries you may have
on 09 623 3102 or email email@example.com.
The only Apple service provider you should visit in Auckland:
Techday recently wrote an article about Imagetext’s great Apple service department:“Best service ever from a repairer. Very impressed.”
“They were great. Polite, helpful and timely. Took the hassle out of my issue.”
These are just some of the comments customers are reporting about Auckland IT consultancy and repair company, Imagetext. Apple Premium Service Providers have been recognised by Apple for providing exceptional service.Imagetext have just been appointed an Apple Premium Service Provider (PSP) for the third year running, the company is heading into exciting times.
Imagetext is one of only three service providers in New Zealand to have been awarded this prestigious Apple status.
And while it has been selling and supporting Apple and Windows products for 29 years, it is the repair side of the business that is garnering the company additional praise and attention.
The company can repair Mac desktops, laptops, iPads and iPods for the business, enterprise and consumer markets.
“Our team understand that, these days, customers can’t be without their computers and iOS devices,” says Phill Wade, Apple service manager at Imagetext.
“We believe we provide the quickest possible turnaround time to customers in Auckland and, where a repair may require more troubleshooting time, we ensure we are communicating with our customers on a daily basis.”
And it is this fast turnaround time that was one of the key measures in awarding Imagetext its third straight Apple Premium Service Provider status.
Although the company doesn’t have a retail showroom, they do offer a conveniently location on the outskirts of Newmarket with free parking where customers can drop their device in, have it repaired and pick it up again, all at the same location. This saves time as devices are not sent offsite for repair.
However, it’s not just Apple products that Imagetext specialise in. The company is also one of New Zealand’s premier cross platform integrators and have been integrating Macs into Windows environments for more than 20 years.
Fast turn around times, great client communication, highly skilled engineers and excellent customer satisfaction ratings. Each of these components that keep Imagetext at the Apple PSP level is offered across the board – given every customer a business grade service experience.
If you’re looking to have your Mac, iPad or iPod repaired, why not get your Apple service and repairs done at Auckland’s Apple Premium Service Provider, offering you the best service in Auckland.
For IT service and onsite requests please contact our help desk on 09 623 6902 or use this contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagetext wins Adobe Creative Cloud Partner of the Year
Imagetext Integrated Solutions has won Adobe’s Creative Cloud Partner of the Year award.
Adobe ANZ Managing Director, Chris Skelton says, “Adobe is proud to have named Imagetext Adobe Creative Cloud Partner of the year in New Zealand for 2014.”“As we help to change the world through digital experiences, Imagetext has been a central partner, connecting customers with Creative Cloud for teams. Their skill, experience and innovative approach has been an important part of them achieving this award. Congratulations,” says Skelton.
Technical Director at Imagetext, John Preisig says he is “pretty chuffed” with the award. We weren’t expecting the award as we were up against some tough competition, but it is great to be acknowledged for all our hard work, and to know we are doing our job right.”
“We work really hard to promote Adobe and are currently a Gold Partner — rumour is we are being moved up to Platinum, but we’ll have to wait and see,” says Preisig. Adobe Creative Cloud is a cloud-based software subscription service that provides users with access to the latest versions Adobe’s suite of products including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Dreamweaver, Acrobat XI Pro and Premiere Pro.
If you need any further information then please contact us on 09 623 3102 or email email@example.com
Adobe Platinum Partner:
Imagetext are proud to be an Adobe platinum partner in New Zealand and have many years of Adobe expertise at your disposal.
We are Adobe licensing experts so please contact us with any queries you may have
on 09 623 3102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Imagetext appointed Apple Authorised Education Reseller:
Apple have appointed Imagetext an Authorised Education Reseller, this sits alongside our existing Authorised Reseller and Service Provider accreditations.
Ngaire Cooper, our education development manager, is very excited about the possibilities this opens as she develops the education team. “We see the Apple product as a crucial part of the overall education product portfolio and are very excited about the opportunities this appointment will bring” says Ngaire.
Alongside Apple we also have a star studded education portfolio including brands like Dell, HP, Adobe and School Links to name but a few.
If you have an education enquiry please contact Ngaire Cooper on 09 623 6929.
Imagetext appointed Dell Partner Direct:
From its introduction in 1988 Dell gained huge momentum in the marketplace with well appointed products at affordable prices. They have traditionally had a direct approach to their customers which for commercial customer often meant having yet another channel to procure their IT requirements. The Partner Direct program is a real benefit for those companies as they can more readily procure all their IT equipment from a single source.
Darius Mistry, managing director at Imagetext says “the great thing for our Dell clients is that they can enjoy a single point of contact for their Dell product and associated non Dell peripherals and products, making it a single step order process for them. Dell has an excellent product range from entry level notebooks and desktops through to high end server hardware and it will certainly become part of the overall strategic planning and implementation for a number of client sites”.
For Dell queries please contact Darius Mistry or John Preisig on 09 623 3102.