Welcome to the BlueBerry Newsletter!
Our aim is to keep you, our valued client, up to date with happenings at BlueBerry, technologies that you might want to consider for your business and just to say hi!
In this issue we have what's new at BlueBerry, a Staff Profile, Christmas Operating Hours (yes, it's almost upon us again), protecting your business in the world of Ultra-fast broadband, shorter Domain Names, Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and an update on Office365.
What's new at BlueBerry?
Our own Phill Urquhart met the Governor General recently during a visit to the Waikawa Marae in Picton.

Since our last update, BlueBerry has been selected by Microsoft to be part of the Office365 Champions Club - one of only three members in the South Island!!
The opportunity to be selected for this programme is a reflection of how many of our clients see the value of Office365 and how it enables ease of access to information.

We will also be presenting in Wellington on the 30th of October as part of a series of Microsoft Roadshows around New Zealand.

BlueBerry has entered this years Westpac Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and we are looking forward to a celebration of Nelson businesses at the Rutherford Hotel on the 7th of November.


Staff Profile - Paul Gabites


In 2007 Paul decided to return to education and retrain for a career in technology. After successfully completing his degree and attaining top student status he joined BlueBerryIT where he has flourished. Paul has since successfully qualified as a Virtualisation professional and specialises in security, storage and virtualisation technologies.
Paul’s maturity and business sense compliment his technical skills adding up to a well-rounded individual who knows his stuff and is easy to talk to.


Christmas Support

The festive season will be upon us before we know it.

Please let us know what your support requirements will be over the Christmas break and if you need anything specific.

BlueBerry will close the office doors at midday on Wednesday 24th and reopen for the New Year on Monday 5th January 2015.

Ultra-Fast Broadband - Protecting your Business

If you have or are considering taking advantage of the new fibre-based, ultrafast broadband network then you should be considering additional tools to help you manage internet usage and provide protection against internet based threats - with a faster connection if it goes wrong it will go wrong fast!

Talk to us about BlueBerryMAX Web Protection.

For as little as $10 per user per month you can:


  • Keep your business safe by securing against websites pushing malware, phishing, proxies, spyware, adware, botnets and spam
  • Apply time-based browsing rules and web content filtering policies across a range of website categories, helping to reduce non-work related browsing such as social networking, auctions, games and more...
  • Stay on top of bandwidth usage with alerts when devices exceed thresholds - enabling quick remediation to avoid unwanted costs or a throttled network 
  • Protect the business from legal liability and reduce the risk of a security breach through proactive internet access control

For a limited time BlueBerry are offering a 2 week free trial of BlueBerryMAX Web Protection.
Contact us now to find out more.


Shorter .nz Domain Names available now.

From 1pm, 30 September 2014, second level .nz domain registrations will become available.

This means that in addition to domains like yourname.co.nz you will be able to register yourname.nz as well.

Call us if you need assistance.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Introducing Microsoft Surface Pro 3.
Enjoy the full performance of laptop that detaches as a Windows-based tablet.
This is the ideal device for those that need the grunt of a business class laptop but the mobility of a tablet.
If you are considering the use of tablets (or any mobile device) in your business then talk to one of the team at BlueBerry.

Office365 Update

On the 1st of October, Microsoft released new plans for Office365 - Business, Business Essentials and Business Premium. These plans replace the existing Small Business Plans that many of you will be using.
BlueBerry will be in contact prior to the anniversary of your current plan to discuss which of the new plans fit your business best.


Movember is coming!

The BlueBerry Bunch are supporting Movember this year - more details to come!

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12 Sutherland Street in Blenheim

Call us on 03 548 4923

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