Welcome to Professionalism and Results...
You need your IT projects to be done correctly, within a budget and most importantly - it has to be done professionally. You have come to the right place. I have been operating my company The IT Design & Solutions Limited (www.itdsl.co.nz) for last 10 years and also working as the Senior IT Projects & Support Manager at Intueri Education Group (www.intueri.co.nz) - New Zealand's largest public listed education group (IQE.NZ and IQE.AX) for more than 2 years now. It's an exciting time and I am lucky I get to work with public and private companies.
My name is Naweed Qadir. I am a Kiwi Bangladeshi Information Technology Solutions Architect and has been working in this industry for last 21 years! Besides working in the New Zealand corporate sector full-time - I also work part-time as an independent IT Consultant and Contractor. My job gives me opportunity to constantly trial new solutions. This experience allows me to help my clients reach their full potential with the help of information technology services. My various roles in IT industry has given me the confidence and expertise to handle projects for people who has vision and ideas but does not have the expertise to bridge the gap with the help of Information Technology to make their dream a reality. I am based in New Zealand's busiest city Auckland. More...
It's Time to Move
Local Health Board has decided to move to Cloud or Platform as a Service - does that answer your question that it's no longer a risk to have your important data and systems hosted in the Internet instead of at your own server room or local data server. In fact hosting at a reputable hosting service like Microsoft Office 365 and Azure ensures your data and services are looked after by the world's best infrastructure and zero downtime. Not to mention - no more stress or hassle of maintenance and taking all the update stress.
No matter where your data is - I can migrate your data at a fastest way to Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as part of the PaaS migration. I can also migrate your existing mailing and services to Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps. We have so little time and yet so many on-premises or legacy cloud services will need to be migrated. Come and talk to me for stress free migration of your valuable data.
Plan for IT in 2016?
We are at the end of first quarter of 2016. It seems few days back we celebrated the beginning of the year. This is how fast the time is passing us by and so does the opportunities. The current business opportunities can only be accessed through a planned digital and technological planning. This is the best time to plan your 2016 Information Technology requirements if you were sceptical about your business progress. All the upgrades and integration that you thought you will do someday needs to be done now before your competitors throw you out of your business by beating you in service and delivery using newer optimised technologies.
If you were thinking of moving to cloud then this is the time. If you are planning to launch your business then this is the time. IT for new business is not only just a website or Email client - there are many services which needs to work together to give you an end to end solution.
Get in touch with me and I will help you to plan your IT roll-outs for 2016.
Windows 10 - To be or Not To be
Microsoft have rolled out Windows 10 as per their schedule and they are anticipating most Windows 7 or 8/8.1 users will install this free upgrade while this deal continues. The reason Microsoft is so hopeful about the uptake is because they believe they finally got it right after the disaster of Vista - followed by Windows 7 and then suddenly changing the entire system in Windows 8 and 8.1. Windows 10 is a mixture of Windows 7 and 8.1 without requiring any driver update as such. To me it feels like I have got back the Windows I used to love with the modern interface of Windows 8.1. You can upgrade to Windows 10 today just by running the tools from Microsoft Windows 10 download site. Click HERE to visit the site.
Google Apps Solutions
I have been involved with Google Apps solution for last 8 years and has been actively deployed and provided on-going solutions for multiple types of organisation. Whether it's small or medium company or education provider or a voluntary organisation - Google Apps have solution for every types of market. Google Apps have evolved and has been a market leader for a long time. While other are trying to catching up - Google Apps have progressed further. Their latest upgraded platform now makes administration not only so seamless but with launching of their platform package along with hardware makes it truely a turn-key solution.
Journey to the Cloud
This year is the year of the "Cloud". Remember the day Hotmail was launched? That was one of the pioneer cloud service. Today it covers multiple technologies. In fact now you can run a business completely in cloud and forget about those days of massive servers!
Individuals and small-medium-large businesses have understood the value and power of running their businesses mission critical services in the secured managed Internet platform or cloud. Cloud managed service can significantly reduce cost while keeping up the highest up-time.
I can give you independent advice and deployment of various cloud services without any large price tag. Talk to me about your CLOUD solutions today. More...
You need to BACKUP (Security) your Cloud
Any cloud service provider will ensure that their own platform or infrastructure has necessary backup and security in place to ensure the guaranteed up-time. In terms of your data - unfortunately they will not take any responsibility. When I say data - it's the user's own data that they manage. Accidentally or intentionally if the data gets deleted then it doesn't fall under your cloud service providers jurisdiction to recover them.
If you are already on cloud or planning on moving into one then Cloud Backup and Security should definitely be in your check-list. Recently this security solution saved my client from a deliberate mail, calendar and stored data deletion from a rogue employee. Let me secure your cloud investment and you can sleep easy knowing all the grounds are covered. More...