Here are some useful links for companies and services that may be of interest to you:
Recommended Internet Service Provider
We only recommend the best providers of services to our customers.
Unlike the other big corporate ISP's in New Zealand, Acrix is a New Zealand owned & operated internet provider based in Wellington.
In fact, Actrix is New Zealand's first ISP established in 1989.
We like Actrix becuase they are quick, efficient, and answer their phone immediately – Their call centre is based in New Zealand (not Manila!) and they speak English and they know their stuff. Prices are very reasonable for ADSL or VDSL, and with the aid of a Geek, you'll get a great broadband service up and running fast!
For a First Class Broadband Experience - click: Actrix
Check out your internet speed - Is your internet running as fast as it should?
The easiest way to check-out your speed is to visit: http://www.consumerspeedtest.org.nz/
A Hassle-Free Online Backup solution:
The worst thing about backing up is having to remember to do it – and then remembering how to do it and what to click!
This is a New Zeland based online backup service, with their servers replicating backups in both Auckland & Wellington. This automated backup system works with both PC's and Apple Mac's.
Following events highlighted in Christchuch, an online backup solution is a sensible way to ensure you are always able to quickly & easily recover your important files after an unforseeable event.
Back-it-up-mate in our opinion is one of the best backup solutions on the market right now, and your friendly Geeks on Wheels technician can install & set it up for you! http://www.backitupmate.co.nz/
Data Recovery Specialists:
We recommend DataLAB, based in Auckland, who offer an excellent nationwide service. DataLAB can usually recover even the worst case scenarios of knackered hard drives whether it’s a PC or an Apple Mac drive. They can even rescue documents from flash drives that have given up the ghost! Our Technicians have inspected their facilities – and we reckon their state of the art lab is superb! http://www.datalab.co.nz/
Build your own Great looking Website:
There really is a wealth of companies out there that offer web building and web hosting services, and knowing who to choose can be daunting! We thoroughly recommend the services of Web Widgets. Firstly, they are New Zealand based, in Auckland – So you can pick up the phone and speak to them, and they’ve been in business for 10 years! We think their service is so great, we even chose to move our own website to them! http://www.websitebuilder.co.nz/
Register your domain name:
If you need to quickly register a New Zealand domain name, then by far the quickest and easiest way is to jump onto Discount Domains simple and straight forward website. They are Christchurch based, and their prices are very reasonable at $27.95 per year for a .nz domain! http://www.discountdomains.co.nz/
Norton 360 – All-In-One Security:
Did you know that under the rules of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association, you may be liable for any fraudulent transactions if: "you have not taken reasonable steps to ensure that the protective systems installed on your computer or device such as virus scanning, firewall, anti-spyware, operating system and anti-spam software are continued to be updated within a reasonable period of time”. We therefore advise against using any free antivirus package, as you may not be covered for any losses. In our opinion Norton 360 is the best all round package available on the market today, and yes… we can supply and set it up for you. http://www.norton.com/
Latest New Zealand IT Tech News:
How do we keep abreast of the every changing IT industry? TechDay is an online digest of some of New Zealand’s best known publications – NetGuide, MacGuide, Game Console etc. There’s no need to wait for the magazine to hit the shelves, when you can grab all the latest news from this website updated on a daily basis! http://www.techday.co.nz/
Geeks on Wheels – Excellence in Service:
These companies are not necessarily IT companies, but have supplied us with superb service over the years. These companies are certainly deserving of our accolade, and get our thumbs up:
Looking for a new phone system?
ITtelenet is a Christchurch based phone system provider. Geeks on Wheels use an internet based (VoIP) phone system supplied by ITtelenet, which has helped reduce our phone costs by more than half. But, more importantly, their customer service is sensational! http://www.ittelenet.com/
Please note: The companies listed above have no financial association with Geeks on Wheels and these details are provided for convenience only. E&OE. Geeks on Wheels do not endorse, and are not responsible or liable for any product or service sold by a 3rd party.