October 2017 Newsletter

Basic Cyber Security

Many customers we see during our daily work (and rescues) don’t even have the most basic cyber security measures in place. The author intends this article for the non-technical business owner or manager, to assist and educate the need to protect their business and computer users against ever-evolving cyber threats.

Cyber security threats are continually evolving. Viruses, worms, Trojan horses, Spyware, Phishing, Adware and Scare-ware have all been around for a long time. Lately, one particular form of malware known as Ransomware has been creating havoc with businesses and organisations worldwide.

Ransomware, when detonated works by locking up your files using encryption. The cyber criminal then demands a ransom from the victim in bitcoins. In theory, this ransom gets a code that allows the unlocking of your vital files. However, some cyber criminals are not very honest in this respect. They just take your ransom and you don’t get a code.

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Pick-up and Drop off service

We are offering a Pick-up and Drop off service for all the customers in Christchurch as from the 4th of September 2017. Booking is required at this stage.

The Pick-up and Drop off dates would be as follow:

  • Monday and Tuesday from 8:00am to 9:30am
  • Thursday and Friday from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

This service will be free for all current and new HOST plan customers.

Christmas Specials

Ex-lease desktop computers, laptops and monitors for sale

We can source some great deals on ex-lease desktops, laptops and monitors.
Why buy new when for half the price you can get ex-lease?
The machines are ex-business-lease being a maximum of 3 years old.

Perfect for school, home and business use!


HP Elite 8300 SFF Desktop PC, i5-3470 3.2GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Pro COA (with Windows 10 Pro loaded) // Now only $350.00+GST


Dell Latitude E6430s Laptop Computer, i5 3rd Gen Processor, 14″ Screen, 8GB RAM, 320GB, WiFi, Webcam, Windows 7 Pro COA (with Windows 10 Pro loaded) // Now only $390.00+GST

Dell 23″ All-in-One Desktop PC, i7-3770s Processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Webcam, Windows 7 Home COA (with Windows 10 Home loaded) // Now only $550.00+GST

Note: All ex-lease computers and hardware above come with 3 months RTB warranty. All the images above for the hardware are indicative only. Limited Stock.

Optional Upgrades:

  • Ex-lease 24″ LED Monitor // Now only $105.00+GST
  • SSD Upgrade: Corsair 240GB SSD // Now only $139.00+GST
  • Warranty Upgrade: upgrade to 12 months RTB Warranty // Now only $89.00+GST

Brand New Computers for sale

Acer Veriton VX2640G SFF Desktop PC, i5-7400 Quad Core 3.0GHZ Processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, DVD-RW, Windows 10 Pro 64-BIT, 3 Years OnSite Warranty; plus FREE ACER K242HL 24″ WIDE LED MONITOR 3 Years RTB Warranty // Now only $1250.00+GST

ACER Aspire F5-573G-5919 NOTEBOOK 15.6″, i5-7200U Dual Core 2.5GHZ Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD-RW, GEFORCE 940MX 2GB, Wireless-AC, Bluetooth, Windows 10 Home, 1 Years RTB Warranty; plus FREE Wireless Mouse and Leather Laptop Bag // Now only $1190.00+GST

Note: All Brand New computers have Limited Stock. All the images above for the hardware are indicative only. Limited Stock.

Our Service Hours

CT Christchurch West is located at 252 Annex Road, Middleton, Christchurch . And the workshop operating hours has changed to Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:30PM, unless otherwise specially announced.

We continually offering On-Site / Call-Out services for customers in Christchurch area. For anyone outside of Christchurch or rural, we can also arrange the service.

Give us a call on 03 9282150 to solve any of your technology problems. Alternatively, you can Book a Service with us online or send your service request to us via email support@ctwest.nz .

We can Manage your Email

Are you having problems with your current email provider? Sick of not being in control? Wanting to have your emails and calendar on multiple devices seamlessly? Sick of having to change email addresses when changing internet providers?

We can help by hosting your email for you!

For a small monthly fee, you can have your email on your desktop, laptop, tablet and phone; all synchronised and showing exactly the same. If you do not currently have Outlook then this can be included.

You can select an email through us like yourname@ctmail.kiwi. Otherwise, you can choose your own domain name, meaning you can have your email address be anything you want – e.g. you@yourname.co.nz (as long as it’s not already in use)

Spread the Word and get Rewarded!

Did you know, if you refer someone to us and they use our service that we reward you with a $20 voucher? The coupon can be used on your next job with us, or you can give it to someone you love for their next job with us.

Don’t forget to ask your referrals to tell us your name as we don’t want to miss out on your voucher!

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