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Latest technology on show for Bay business people

Latest technology on show for Bay business people

Media Release: 4 May 2017: Bay of Plenty business people will have the opportunity to discover the latest innovative technology that could transform their business and underpin its growth at the 2017 Technology for Smarter Business Expo, being held in Tauranga on Wednesday 10 May as part of Techweek ‘17.

Facilitated by economic development organisation Priority One on behalf of the Western Bay ICT Cluster, the free expo provides a ‘one stop shop’ for business people to discover new technology that can reduce overheads, increase productivity, lift company profiles and help build staff knowledge. Priority One’s project manager, Annie Hill, says “This is the sixth time we have held the expo, which is specifically focused on technology to support business growth. Technology has long been recognised as having the ability to lift productivity and enable businesses to work smarter, not harder.”

Twenty companies will be exhibiting at the expo, with all stands having a strong focus on products and services to maximise business potential. This includes the latest solutions to manage information, enable better decision making, streamline business processes and work remotely. The flexibility offered by open source software will also be covered, as well as systems to facilitate remote working and sharing information, and maximising business and sales opportunities through savvy websites and digital marketing.

Annie says “A number of exhibitors will be showcasing the latest Cloud computing solutions and demonstrating how to integrate different systems. The latest tablets, laptops and desktops will be on display, and experts will be on hand to ensure you are making the most of SharePoint and Office365. In addition, you can find out about the roll-out of ultrafast fibre in Western Bay towns and undertake an assessment of your company’s digital requirements.”

The expo also provides an opportunity for local ICT companies to showcase their products and services to businesses in the Bay of Plenty. In particular, it is to encourage small and medium sized businesses that currently access ICT goods and services from outside the region to give local suppliers a chance to provide the same. In addition, the support of the region’s larger businesses will increase the opportunities for local ICT businesses to grow.

Adam Hughes, director of software development company Think Ltd, has exhibited at the last two technology expos. He says “The bottom line is we won business directly from being at the IT expo. It was a fantastic opportunity for us to meet potential clients that we just would not have met otherwise. Businesses came along with problems to solve. It was a great experience for both the exhibitors and expo visitors.”

The free expo will be open to the public from 12.00pm to 5pm on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at the Baycourt Exhibition Hall, Durham Street, Tauranga. Attendees can visit http://eepurl.com/cJlxoD to fast track registrations for this event or register at Baycourt on the day.

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