We’re excited to announce that Memia’s Google Apps practice is making the transition to a new company, Arise Business Solutions Ltd. Memia’s Google Apps practice, which has been built up since 2009 and serves customers throughout Canterbury and the South Island of New Zealand, will now be served by a dedicated team of certified Google Apps expert practitioners led by Arise Managing Director Rob Laidlaw. Ben Reid from Memia will continue to serve as a director on the Arise Board.
Memia’s existing Google Apps customers will experience a seamless transition to the new arrangements, but with enhanced levels of service and support. Arise provides specialist consulting, implementation, support and training services for a growing number of best-of-breed Cloud Business Solutions, including Google Apps, WorkflowMax and Zoho. Arise also helps businesses to migrate their IT off physical servers and into the cloud to provide more secure, more reliable and less expensive solutions.
We chose the name “Arise” because we help our customers to move their IT UP into the cloud, free from the headaches of complex and costly on-premise IT. We also wanted to express our optimism that our home city of Christchurch will “Arise” from the 2010-2011 earthquakes, and we see smarter IT being a big part of the successful rebuilding of the city.
Meanwhile Memia will continue to focus on providing strategic technology and architecture consulting services to software companies, startups and IT organisations throughout New Zealand and beyond.