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Commerce Commission
Telco Plan B under fire over failure to comply with levy requirements
Telecommunications company Plan B Group has been officially warned by the Commerce Commission over its failure to meet statutory obligations to provide information needed to calculate the 2019/20 Telecommunications Development Levy.
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Business Continuity
COVID-19: Kiwi organisations less prepared for disasters than Australia
A large proportion of New Zealand businesses need support to ensure the continuity of their operations.
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Contact Centre
Vodafone rolls out contact centre solution powered by AWS
The solution is designed to support organisations with their customer experience strategies, as well as customer contact and engagements.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Vodafone sells Auckland customer data centre to Plan B
Plan B will take over both operations and management of the facility, while customers will see no difference in operations.
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Lenovo
Ingram Micro distributor of the year for Lenovo
"Together, we are creating the right infrastructure that makes it easy and seamless for channel partners to deliver these outcomes with Lenovo."
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Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery: What to consider when choosing a cloud provider for data backup
"You should regularly make copies of data, known as backing up, in case original data is lost or stolen. It’s also vital for your disaster recovery."
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ICONZ
Plan B snaps up Iconz, scales up cloud, data centre and networking
Plan B has snapped up pioneer ISP Iconz as it looks to scale up its cloud, data centre and networking services offerings.
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Panasonic
Plan B launches 'world first' cloud archive-as-a-service
Plan B has partnered with Panasonic to develop and launch a cloud archive-as-a-service technology that it says is a world-first innovation.
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Plan B
Ex Vodafone exec shifts to Plan B
Plan B has appointed former Vodafone enterprise director Grant Hopkins as its chief commercial officer, which will focus on customer experience.
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Turnstone
Exclusive: What the Turnstone acquisition means for Plan B
“There are a lot synergies that we will get out of this to provide a wider and broader offering to our customers.”
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Turnstone
Plan B broadens services with Turnstone buyout
Plan B has reached an agreement with voice, video and data network provider Turnstone to acquire the business and assets of the company.
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Disaster Recovery
Keep your cloud close for critical recovery
Plan B’s Ian Forrester serves up some pointers for choosing a cloud backup provider.
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Disaster Recovery
Plan B: Improving your recovery capability
Backup is only as good as its ability to be recovered. Plan B's Ian Forrester outlines how to ensure recovery.
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Government
Deputy PM: Govt knows true cost of business continuity
"The government doesn’t know what it doesn’t know but to run an organisation these days you have to know about this stuff."
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Data Centre Operators
A+ as Plan B opens Wellington’s newest data centre
"Our newest facility at Tawa is an exciting development for our business with increased Data Centre capacity that we can integrate with our primary services, and additional standby office suites to meet customer demand."
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Data Centre Operators
Plan B pounces on changing ICT market with bold data centre move
Plan B is branching out to offer production data centre hosting, via a new independent, connected data centre network, and has committed $30 million.
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Plan B
Top 5 biggest myths about Business Continuity...
At Plan B, we’ve heard many claims about Business Continuity planning, and a few pearlers keep cropping up.
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Disaster Recovery
Plan B acquires Auckland-based private cloud backup and recovery provider
The acquisition is a complimentary bolt-on to Plan B’s existing private cloud backup and replication business, and is part of a wider acquisition strategy following a period of significant growth in the cloud services business over the past few years.
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Disaster Recovery
Plan B: It's all about RECOVERY, not backup
Recovering servers is usually furthest from an IT Manager’s mind but at Plan B we have an expert team doing just that all day every day.
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Disaster Recovery
Contact centre goes down - who you going to call? Plan B
Business data backup and recovery is more critical today than ever before.
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Cloud
Vector chairman strengthens Plan-b board
Michael Stiassny has been appointed to the board of Plan-b, New Zealand’s only end-to-end business continuity provider.
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Plan B
The Plan-b story – AS400 and all
We uncover the story behind Plan-b. From its days with IBM’s infamous AS400 servers to the present.
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Ken McWilliams
Industry stalwart joins Plan-b in Wellington
Ken McWilliams joins business continuity provider Plan-b in Wellington to help align organisation for future growth.
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Plan B
Partnering through crisis
A major crisis can be a time that tests relationships, but it can also be a time where the real value of IT partnerships are seen