Menu
Nerds on call nationwide

Nerds on call nationwide

Memorably named Need A Nerd, a Hawke’s Bay-based support company, plans to take its services nationwide.

General manager Adam Dunkerley says the success the company had in its native Hawke’s Bay, with over 1,000 customers, provided the base for a move into Tauranga. Now there are plans to further expand into other regions and main centres around the country.

“The company started out in Hawke’s Bay about two years ago, where I started it as a bit of a side business. About four months ago I had to commit fully to the company because of the extensive growth we’ve had. We hope to replicate that success first in Tauranga, and then in the rest of the country. I’ve brought in a great team and we might have to hire more.”

Need A Nerd is signed as a reseller for Vodafone and Slingshot, with the opportunity to resell high-end voice plans, phones and internet capabilities. The company is also talking to a major IT retailer in the Tauranga area.

According to Dunkerley, Need A Nerd stands out from other service providers because of its down-to-earth approach to tech solutions.

“We want to have a bit of fun in what we do. I think many people are too afraid sometimes to call in with simple questions, and I think some traditional service providers are a little bit anal about how they handle things. We’ll deal with anyone’s problem, be it a cable that is unplugged in the back of your machine, to more serious problems. And we’ll have some fun doing it.”

Need A Nerd’s client base is currently around 75% residential and 25% corporate, with both markets growing.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments