Waikato spins wider web

A group of Waikato web developers have combined to hopefully attract more business.

A group of Waikato web developers have combined with the aim of attracting more business.

Xoren Internet Solutions Group will be officially launched next week; they are set to work together with other web development companies and ISPs in Hamilton.

Xoren's directors claim years of web experience at companies including WebMasters, Wave Internet, Pavtech (NZ), Twelve Horses (Ireland) and In Front (UK). They are Vanessa Halley, Nicola Farquhar, John Woffindin, Reuben Jackson and Cherie Flintoff.

Their combined portfolio includes the waste refuse B2B site, the Waste Exchange; NZ printing industry site, Printing Industries New Zealand; the Master Builders' site; Hamilton city brochure site; horse racing’s Westbury; web-builder, Web Widgets; and car retail site NZ Cars.

Much current work involves contracting to emerging web development firms, using Java, Perl, Informix, Oracle and PostgreSQL. But new projects also include a real-time net auction, due for completion next month, for an organic Tauranga mushroom farmer, who hopes farmers will use it to sell direct to supermarkets. An Auckland website for employers to advertise jobs direct to jobseekers is also in development.

Director Reuben Jackson, who created Web Widgets, says the new company will give the five a brand and the resources to tackle large projects.

“We will be perceived as a larger company rather than a range of one-man-band consultancies,” he says.

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