IT services firm CodeBlue has added another regional branch, this time in Invercargill, to serve customers in Southland and central Otago. The company has repeated its strategy of adding branches by signing license agreements with regional IT players, which re-brand to trade under its banner. Ian Edwards, CodeBlue South branch manager, spent 17 years with Gen-i and previously Computerland, and incorporated a new company, IT Integrity, in April. He says he had yet to build up the business before becoming a CodeBlue licensee. Edwards says CodeBlue South will offer localised and personalised service as a trusted advisor, but will capitalise on CodeBlue’s nationwide network for helpdesk, remote network monitoring and support offerings. CodeBlue general manager Ian Funnell says, “CodeBlue’s mission is to…reduce overall costs for our customers – and to keep ongoing costs fixed and completely transparent.” “Proactive IT management for a fixed price is a proven formula for us in the other centres, and we’re looking forward to bringing substantial savings to local South Island businesses.” CodeBlue’s other branches are in Auckland, on the North Shore, in Hamilton, Tauranga, Hastings, Wellington and Christchurch.
Last year, it brought Tauranga’s IT Task Force under its umbrella, along with Hawkes Bay’s Logical Technology, Wellington’s Infopower and Christchurch’s itSynergy.