Thank you to our sponsors for helping make NetHui 2012 possible!

Platinum Sponsor

“At Microsoft we’re motivated and inspired every day by how Kiwis use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas and stay connected to what’s most important to them. We support a smart, connected and competitive New Zealand. Find out more at www.microsoft.co.nz.”

Gold Sponsors

“Google’s innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Google’s advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google Australia and New Zealand is headquartered in Sydney where some of Google’s most exciting innovations like Google Maps and Google Apps are developed. www.google.com.au and www.google.co.nz.”

“Trade Me is New Zealand’s leading shopping website, with thousands of online auctions and classifieds. The Trade Me community has around 2.5 million active members, and the site has 1.5 million listings. Trade Me Ltd operates several sister websites including Treat Me, FindSomeone, Old Friends, Travelbug, Safe Trader and Holiday Houses.”

Silver Sponsors

“FX Networks supplies high performance internet services and private networking services to businesses, government agencies and the ISP industry. FX Networks owns and operates a fibre optic backbone network throughout the North Island and also to Christchurch and Blenheim, with other PoPs in cities and towns around New Zealand (including Gisborne, Queenstown, Dunedin). The network capacity is 40Gbps, expanding to 100-300Gbps within two years. FX Networks Ltd is based in Wellington, with an office in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Napier, and Christchurch. The company is privately owned and funded, with 30% equity held by New Zealanders. We are independent from the telcos.”

“Scoop Media Cartel is New Zealand’s Number One Independent Online News and Current Affairs Network. The Cartel provides agencies and clients with premium advertising opportunities in the digital frontier.”

Internet Safety and Security Stream Sponsor

“TelstraClear is a voice and data company, providing innovative market leading products, services and customer focus to the business, government, wholesale and residential sectors. At the heart of TelstraClear’s strategy is our focus on our customers. We understand that people have a choice so we have to offer what people want. We are constantly listening to our customers. While New Zealand has a passion for innovation and early adoption, people don’t change for the fun of it. There has to be a reason. We are in the business of providing that reason through superior products and services.”

Education Stream Sponsor

“Catalyst is a unique company with a unique culture. What sets us apart is that we don’t just use open source; we get open source.We understand that working together, collaboratively and collegially, we can achieve far more for our clients than would otherwise be the case. That means you’ll be working with people throughout Catalyst who take responsibility and organise themselves to help you. It also means we’ll be working with other open source contributors here in New Zealand and overseas to get the most out of the software we provide.”

Bronze Sponsors

“The internet is at the heart of everything we do at Orcon – from providing broadband services to homes and businesses across the country, to a raft of hosting and domain services. We also offer fixed-line and mobile services, to deliver a full communications solution, no matter what you need. We know innovations lead to customer benefits, and are focused on continually pushing the boundaries to deliver the latest and greatest stuff to New Zealanders. We were the first to unbundle the local loop in New Zealand, leading to more competition and better prices. We are pretty proud of that, and also have a few more tricks up our sleeve. We are New Zealand owned, and our team is filled with people who love the internet, and are knowledgeable and helpful, which is a good thing. As we say here: We are small enough to care, big enough to make a difference. We are all about the internet. The internet is everything.”

Orcon is also sponsor for the Labels and Lanyards at NetHui.

“Established in 1997, Web Drive is a 100% New Zealand-owned and operated Internet Services company based on Auckland’s North Shore, employing 30 people. Web Drive’s primary services include Website Hosting, Server Hosting, and Domain Name Management. With leased space in a state-of-the-art Auckland data centre we manage over 80,000 Domain names for our 17,000 business customers.”

“CityLink was formed in 1995 following a Wellington City Council sponsored initiative to deploy an advanced, low cost telecommunications network and give local business and government enterprises a competitive advantage. Over the next decade, CityLink expanded the Wellington network and rolled out a second network in Auckland. The company also deployed a country-wide network of local Peering Exchanges and a Content Distribution Network – hugely improving the entire country’s Internet experience. CityLink is also a pioneer and market leader in public access Wi-Fi networks. CityLink, now part of the TeamTalk Group, continues to maintain the principles on which it was founded: valuing innovation and workmanship; building high performance, open access, cost effective networks; and maintaining close, high value, working relationships with customers and partners.”

Citylink is also the sponsor of the Twitterwall at NetHui.

“Farmside is New Zealand’s leading rural telecommunications provider, provides rural and provincial Kiwis with access to the telecommunications services they need to improve productivity, save time and enjoy a better lifestyle. While most urban New Zealanders can access broadband through fixed phone lines, a high percentage of those who live and work beyond city boundaries experience difficulties with broadband access and performance due to the physical limitations of their local copper infrastructure. Farmside has overcome these barriers by developing a reliable rural broadband network that spans the entire country, offering broadband access to all rural and provincial dwellers, regardless of distance from an urban centre, isolated location or challenging topography.”

“The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy to ensure New Zealand’s lasting prosperity and wellbeing. We play a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy.”

“Agile specialise in simplifying complex issues and creating communications solutions that drive business. Through working closely with you we provide customised recommendations to make your business more competitive, efficient and cost effective. This is our priority. Agile is a service organisation, focussing on integrating technologies for the contact centre, VOIP, conferencing and mobile communications. The real value is how we can unify your communications environment to ensure everything works together. Agile’s highly experienced team of consultants, project managers and engineers provide the “know how” and combine this with leading technologies from partners: Avaya, Microsoft, NICE, Tandberg, Sony, and RAD.”

“OSS is the leading independent provider of open and enterprise infrastructure services. We work with our clients and partners to select, design, implement and manage strategic infrastructure solutions.”

Espresso Coffee Sponsor

“Voyager is a boutique business Internet provider. We’re passionate about speed and customer service, and our target market is customers who want a little something special from their ISP. We provide voice, data and Internet products to retail and wholesale customers nationwide. We also own Net24.co.nz which is one of NZ’s largest hosting and cloud services companies, and has over 1,000 Virtual “Cloud” servers deployed. Voyager also owns a number of Domain Name brands and registers 1 in 6 domain names in New Zealand. With over 25,000 satisfied customers across all our brands, we are are big enough to cope with anything, but still an organization that’s small enough to care”


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