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City Care Makes Use of Smart Templates

Business Overview:

City Care is a leading provider of construction, maintenance and management services across New Zealand’s infrastructure and amenity assets, employing over 1,350 staff across 16 operational branches throughout the North and South Islands. Established in 1999, City Care has an annual turnover of approximately $354 million.  City Care is a Council Controlled Trading Organisation (CCTO) operating under the Local Government Act.

Business Issue:

Each year City Care responds […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Case Study, Smart Tempaltes|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Clouds are rolling in on the farm

As Published in Rural News

Last month Xero released its plans for the farming sector at their annual Xero conference. Xero are the software darling of the NZX, with a share price that has been growing faster than the price of irrigated land in Mid Canterbury.

To date, Xero has not provided much for farmers, instead focusing on small to medium businesses, of which 250,000 use their […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Quality Business Focused Training

We have been helping businesses get more from their computing systems since 2001, and while we have moved from installing software from floppy disks to configuring cloud based systems, the basics of good training have not changed.  It takes a skilled trainer to bridge the gap between your business needs, what the software can do, and what you know how to do.

Ripped Orange are lucky […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Getting Smart with your phone

Mobile phones have come a long way from the brick phones of a decade ago.  The smart phone now has more computing power than your average 5 year old desktop computer.


The challenge many of us face is finding useful things to do with a smartphone that goes beyond texting, calling and taking photos.


There are millions of apps to choose from across the Apple, Andriod and […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: Apple iPhone|Tags: , |0 Comments

Big week of Microsoft Announcements

Microsoft global headquarters are just outside of Seattle, in Washington State. Seattle is known for being rather cloudy and wet in winter. However, the clouds have been whistling by this week, with a string of announcements that are all part of new CEO’s Satya Nadella “mobile-first cloud-first strategy”.
In case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights, with links to more details on some […]

By |April 5th, 2014|Categories: Office 365|Tags: |0 Comments

World first for computer courses

At Ripped Orange we have been helping organisations get the most from computers and computer software for more than a decade. Over this time there have been significant technical advances, including the launch of smartphones, tablets, touch screens and the widespread adoption of cloud computing.

Computer training methods have not advanced as quickly, with a strong reliance on classroom and some online learning. This will change […]

By |April 1st, 2014|Categories: News|0 Comments

Eating our own dog food..

At Ripped Orange we train on many applications, we also use the tools we train and many more on a daily basis.

Here is a quick overview of some of the applications we use daily. For some applications it’s a bit like a builders house that is never finished, for others we are really happy and have the application adding real value.

File SharingSharePoint


Google Drive

Social MediaHootsuite




Office ApplicationsOffice […]

By |February 3rd, 2013|Categories: News|0 Comments