TechnologyWise is a Tauranga-based IT service and support company specialising in the business and education markets.
For more than ten years they have built a reputation as one of the leading Free and Open Source software providers in New Zealand. Over 300 TechnologyWise clients enjoy the benefits of some, if not all, of their technology being free and open; Linux servers, PCs and laptops, applications such as CRM, wikis, website content management, email marketing software, office software and more. Their team of ten supports a wide range of clients throughout the Bay of Plenty, and as far afield as Auckland and Christchurch.
As a successful systems integrator of all technologies and platforms, TechnologyWise has a significant point of difference. Their customers experience the benefits of world-class, cost-effective, Open Source software underpinning their operation, while integrating with other technologies, including Windows and Apple platforms.
As the world shifts to Cloud or Internet based computing the trend to Open Source is becoming apparent - some 80% of the world's Internet servers are Linux, indeed the Internet network system itself is Open Source.
However, Open Source is much more than the Cloud. It is in most people's homes today. Android phones, wireless modems, Kindle e-book readers and many more devices are powered by Linux software. Open Source can now be found in cars, motorcycles, Automatic Teller Machines (ATM), televisions and set-top boxes.
As this trend continues and public acceptance builds, more and more businesses are adopting Open Source information technologies. They want flexibility and a safeguard against software vendor lock-in. They need scalability without increased costs. TechnologyWise supplies Open Source software to meet this demand.
Relationships are core to the TechnologyWise ethos. In response to a recent independent survey, all respondents ranked TechnologyWise high in "listening to our needs", "responsiveness" and "trustworthiness". This level of support is demonstrated by a high level of customer loyalty and retention. Director Michael Doerner comments, "We achieve our best results where we can build a close strategic and working relationship with our clients".
The TechnologyWise team enjoys sharing knowledge and runs frequent seminars on a variety of technology topics. They also support and participate in the BOP Linux User Group, Software Freedom Day and are corporate members of the New Zealand Open Source Society.
TechnologyWise has a strong commitment to Tauranga and has supported various projects and initiatives, by donating technology services; eg Tauranga Budget Advisory (Email services), Tauranga Foodbank (Support), discounted educational rates, and building community websites; eg Foodbank promotion (www.feedthebank.co.nz), BOP Secondary Schools Mashup competition (www.mashup.co.nz), Tauranga Boys' College Old Boys' Association (www.tbcoba.org.nz & CRM database), and Software Freedom Day Tauranga (www.boplug.co.nz/sfd).
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