Maclean Computing: CodeBlue to ride to the rescue?

IT services company offers free 'transition service' to Maclean customers

IT services company CodeBlue has launched a national rescue package for customers of Maclean Computing affected by the liquidation of Maclean Computing.

CodeBlue managing director Ken Davis says letters are being prepared for mailing to Maclean Computing customers detailing a transition offer. A senior CodeBlue sales manager, Daniel McIvor, has been appointed to coordinate resources in response to enquiries from Maclean’s customers.

The Companies Office says Waterstone Insolvency was appointed liquidator of Maclean on July 13, with the first liquidator report due on July 19. Waterstone will take over the management and running of the business, including the handling of its assets.

Davis says the transition package for Maclean’s customers will be made available for a three-month period. During that time, CodeBlue will make available a transition service delivery manager at no charge and will carry out a technology review with transition recommendations and a business case, also at no charge. For Maclean’s customers who take up the transition package, CodeBlue will also provide a no charge 36-month technology roadmap.

“We have declined overtures in the recent past to ‘buy’ the service contracts of Maclean Computing customers, as we have not been comfortable with the concept of buying and selling customer contracts,” Davis says. “We have, however, been thinking of constructive ways that we can quickly and efficiently engage with Maclean’s customers who need IT support, and who are looking for a business partnership over the long haul, based on good business outcomes for all parties.”

CodeBlue is a locally-owned IT services company with around 100 staff working from offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Christchurch and Invercargill.

Davis says the company has no debt and a stable platform of recurring revenue income from long-term managed services contracts. “We maintain close working relationships with major hardware and software vendors and have a significant and on-going investment in the cloud platforms and technologies required to keep services right at the cutting edge of IT services industry. CodeBlue offers a fixed monthly price service, optimised for mid-sized companies and organisations.”

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