the I.T. team Opens in Dunedin

Due to demand from the southern half of the South Island, the I.T. team has now opened a Dunedin branch, staffed by engineer Andrew Beaumont.

Andrew is sharing office space with Firebrand in Moray Place and will be providing the same high level of service and support provided to Christchurch clients.

Support calls are still going through to the main helpdesk number but Andrew will be available for onsite work in and around Dunedin and the lower South Island.

According to business development manager Mark Taylor, the expansion is based on increasing demand for the company's services.

"We are in a phase of rapid growth and with several of our staff spending time travelling to client sites around New Zealand, it made sense to have a team member permanently available from a Dunedin base. We have been considering the expansion for several months, and we feel the timing is right to launch in Dunedin. We have faith in the local market and the expansion that is happening within the region, at least partly due to the Dunedin Digital Strategy," Taylor said.

"We are looking forward to providing a high level of IT support and advice to companies in the Otago region."



the I.T. team Goes Platinum

We have recently received notice that the I.T. team has achieved Microsoft Platinum Partner status for the next year.

This is a result of our commitment to cloud based services and also reflects the number of users we have put onto Office 365.

We are one of just 9 Platinum Partners in New Zealand, and it means we have an invitation to a number of exclusive Microsoft events that will help us gain more insights to technologies we can share with our clients.

"We clearly love what The IT Team is doing in the area of Cloud services, and are glad we can recognise your efforts in this way," said Jared Pederson, Microsoft New Zealand's Partner Business and Development Manager.

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the I.T. team selected as finalist

the I.T. team has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards.

Recognised for excellence in the Business <$5m turnover Technology category, the I.T. team will join other finalists across 11 categories in this years’ AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.

For Dean of AUT Business School Dr Geoff Perry, being aligned with the awards provides an important opportunity to build on the School's existing engagement with industry.

Dr Perry said: “The Excellence in Business Support Awards are regarded highly among industry, providing organisations the chance to benchmark their performance alongside others in their field. As a Business School, it’s important for us to celebrate the businesses that contribute to the economic development of our region, so that together, we can continue to add value to the changing world of business.”

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the I.T. team is supporting West Coast Business Excellence

The 2013 Business Excellence awards are coming soon. The event is being held in October at the iconic West Coast tourist destination "Shantytown".

Entries are now open and close on the 26th July. If you wish to sign yourself up to this event, we encourage you to do so.

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I.T Manager Wins Emerging Talent Award

An IT manager at Christchurch web company Hairy Lemon had anything but a sour taste in his mouth after winning a CIO award last night.

Connon Daly took out the "Emerging ICT Talent" category at the CIO awards ceremony held in Auckland.

The emerging talent category is new this year, and aims to recognise New Zealand's top IT professionals under the age of 30.

Daly will now move to a general manager role at Hairy Lemon, which provides web design and search engine marketing services internationally and nationwide.

CIO judges praised Daly for the leadership of his IT team in the aftermath of the February earthquake.

"Connon impressed the judges with his leadership potential, committment to his organisation and customers, and his forward thinking."

Following the February 22 quake Hairy Lemon's original office on Victoria Street in Christchurch's CBD was flooded by automatic sprinklers, and the company's servers were inaccessible.

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