Menu
Further growth predicted as former Kaseya executive takes up CodeBlue CTO role

Further growth predicted as former Kaseya executive takes up CodeBlue CTO role

With year on year growth topping 20 percent, New Zealand IT services company CodeBlue is gearing up for a step change in managed services with the appointment of a new CTO.

With year on year growth topping 20 percent, New Zealand IT services company CodeBlue is gearing up for a step change in managed services with the appointment of former Kaseya senior executive Ray Barber to the position of Chief Technology Officer.

A New Zealander, Barber has an international reputation in remote managed services technologies and processes.

He was the co-founder of Kaseya’s UK subsidiary in 2003 and was instrumental in Kaseya’s rapid growth throughout Europe and the US, working with early-adopter IT service providers.

CodeBlue’s executive director Ken Davis says that during 2014 CodeBlue consolidated its position as the largest national IT services company serving mid-sized companies of between 20 to 300 seats.

A key driver of that growth, he says, is CodeBlue’s ability to deliver ‘big company’ enterprise-strength managed services finely tuned to the needs and budgets of mid-sized companies.

“In this context, Ray Barber’s appointment as our national Chief Technology Officer signals our intention to accelerate the evolution of our managed services,” he says.

“Ray has great depth and breadth of international experience relevant to our business. His appointment is highly strategic to the continued success of our business.”

Barber says the CodeBlue CTO role is a welcome and exciting opportunity to put his international experience to work for a New Zealand-owned company.

“CodeBlue already has a truly world class proactive managed services support capability,” he adds.

“The way CodeBlue has developed and integrated tools such as Kaseya and ConnectWise into its own custom-developed service desk software is really world class. So I am very much looking forward to continuing that development.

“But at the end of the day it’s the people, the customer focus, and the outstanding customer references that CodeBlue has that cemented the deal for me.”

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags codebluekaseya

Featured

Slideshows

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

​As the channel changes and industry voices deepen, the need for clarity and insight heightens. Market misconceptions talk of an “under pressure” distribution space, with competitors in that fateful “race for relevance” across New Zealand. Amidst the cliched assumptions however, distribution is once again showing its strength, as a force to be listened to, rather than questioned. Traditionally, the role was born out of a need for vendors and resellers to find one another, acting as a bridge between the testing lab and the marketplace. Yet despite new technologies and business approaches shaking the channel to its very core, distributors remain tied to the epicentre - providing the voice of reason amidst a seismic industry shift. In looking across both sides of the vendor and partner fences, the middle concept of the three-tier chain remains centrally placed to understand the metrics of two differing worlds, as the continual pulse checkers of the local channel. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable, in association with Dicker Data and rhipe, examined the pivotal role of distribution in understanding the health of the channel, educating from the epicentre as the market transforms at a rapid rate.

Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel
Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar last night, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and resellers descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kickstart 2017. Photos by Maria Stefina.

Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017
Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
Show Comments