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About Us
 
AdvancedIT is a Rotorua based IT company that also services the wider Bay of Plenty. Started 13+ years ago, AdvancedIT services local businesses across a wide area of disciplines including forestry, accounting, lawyers, barristers, engineering, medical, charitable trusts, real estate, tourism, hospitality and insurance.
 
We aim to be your virtual IT department. We are experts in information technology networking, servers, computers, cloud computing, backups, security and more.
 
Our staff are highly trained and our team has over 50 years combined experience in the IT industry. Our staff know their stuff, and If we don't, then we know where to find the answers.
 
We pride ourselves that our staff have the IT skills and knowledge to get things right but can also communicate with the end user so that they understand the issues.
 
 
The Team
 
Steve Kitchener - General Manager - steve@advancedit.co.nz

Steve is the sole business owner and has been working with in the IT industry for 20 years working for some large charitable organizations in the UK and New Zealand.  This includes The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory where Steve worked for 4 years sharing his experience and knowledge in Linux, Microsoft and Lotus systems. Steve has Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), MCP, SuSE Enterprise Server Qualifications, Lotus Notes Certified engineer.


Jeremy Hill - Systems Engineer - jeremy@advancedit.co.nz

Jeremy joined the team late 2014, where he was previously working for a small business targeted company taking care of network installations. Jeremy has achieved CompTIA A+, Network + and Security + alongside diplomas in system administration and network architecture. He is one of our project planning and migration experts in charge of enterprise migrations and implementations. This includes Azure and on premise deployments and solutions alongside being a network specialist who has configured many environments where unique routing and firewall requirements are needed.


 
Sam Pauli - Technical Consultant - sam@advancedit.co.nz
 
Sam joined the team late 2019, Sam is in charge of our hardware monitoring and data protection checking. Sam can assist with the majority of your desktop issues. He is currently studying IT while on the job and is looking to further his knowledge in the industry.

 
Jashan Bajwa - Technical Consultant - jashan@advancedit.co.nz

Jashan has just joined the team. Jashan has had years of experience managing large and complex in house IT Infrastructure. He excels at project management and integration. 

Jesse Izzillo
- Technical Consultant - jesse@advancedit.co.nz

Jesse has just joined the team, he has previously studied IT and is keen to further increase his knowledge.