Feeds

NZ's Provoke Solutions heads to Seattle

First steps of global expansion strategy

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Provoke Solutions, a New Zealand based online solutions and Microsoft software partner, has expanded to the US with the opening of a Seattle outpost.

The new office is in line with the company’s international expansion strategy that will see it open offices across five continents in five years.

"New Zealand needs more global businesses to help it grow and prosper, and we are determined to be a part of that," said Provoke CEO Mason Pratt. The company plans to have up to 15 staff in the US office within six months and is also developing that launch of a presence in South-East Asia for 2012.

"The US is a big market and we are not taking it lightly. We are looking to create scale fast and quickly grow our presence," Pratt added.

To help with the expansion Provoke will be working with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise utilising its Beachhead programme, which provides access to contacts, resources and local expertise.

The company’s first US hire is ex-pat kiwi Chris Johnson, a nine-year Microsoft veteran and SharePoint expert. He joins Provoke from Microsoft where he held the role of Senior Technical Product Manager on the SharePoint product team. ®

Boost IT visibility and business value

More from The Register

next story
Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE
Can't face sea of wobbling fondle implements. What happened to lighters, eh?
Video of US journalist 'beheading' pulled from social media
Yanked footage featured British-accented attacker and US journo James Foley
Caught red-handed: UK cops, PCSOs, specials behaving badly… on social media
No Mr Fuzz, don't ask a crime victim to be your pal on Facebook
Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls
From Clippy to Clippers: Hi, I see you're running an NBA team now ...
Online tat bazaar eBay coughs to YET ANOTHER outage
Web-based flea market struck dumb by size and scale of fail
Amazon takes swipe at PayPal, Square with card reader for mobes
Etailer plans to undercut rivals with low transaction fee offer
Assange™: Hey world, I'M STILL HERE, ignore that Snowden guy
Press conference: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME (cont'd pg 94)
Call of Duty daddy considers launching own movie studio
Activision Blizzard might like quality control of a CoD film
US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo
Now all that remains is for gov't offices to ban the boxes
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 10 endpoint backup mistakes
Avoid the ten endpoint backup mistakes to ensure that your critical corporate data is protected and end user productivity is improved.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Rethinking backup and recovery in the modern data center
Combining intelligence, operational analytics, and automation to enable efficient, data-driven IT organizations using the HP ABR approach.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.