Who are we:

The Total Team [3T] is a specialist networking company.
We focus primarily on the organisation edge, with specialist skills around route, switch, and wireless and network security.

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Founded in 1998 by Managing Director Ian Burgess, 3T was setup to create a way of bringing specialist ICT Network Infrastructure skills and experience to businesses of all sizes across New Zealand.
Based in Christchurch, with a country wide partner channel, we provide support and expertise to customers throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific.

What we do:

We provide strategy, knowledge, expertise and experience to assist with your network requirements. We design, build, maintain and manage network services for Enterprises and Small Business.
From Business class Internet, Local and Wide Area Networks, Wireless Solutions and Enterprise Security, we have you covered.

How we deliver results:

To provide proven, scalable and resilient network we have partnered with a range of Network Suppliers such as Chorus, Enable, Vocus, Feenix, Spark, Vodafone and Kordia. We utilise Datacom to ensure hosted infrastructure is housed in world class Datacentres.

We’re not interested in re-inventing the wheel.
We use established, best of breed technologies and services from our partners to provide solutions tailored to your requirements.
On top of this we use proven, established, enterprise level hardware to deliver solutions.

Strategic partnerships with the likes of Cisco, HPE/Aruba, Juniper and Fortigate ensure we have the right hardware and support to ensure maximum service levels where it’s needed.

Why do we do this:

Most New Zealand businesses rely on generalist IT roles, mostly focussing on ensuring the day to day operation and support for business systems and users within the organisation.
Network specific roles are often too bespoke or specialised for companies to employ specialists for this work. As a result IT departments have had to diversify roles to meet the needs of the business, often with a focus on Cloud Services and End user support.

The Total Team was created to fill a niche when it came to the Network Layer.
We fundamentally understand networking and this is what we focus on. We want to ensure that the network layer that delivers vital services to your users and customers is robust, secure and reliable.

Our experienced team are focused on ensuring that we deliver results to keep your business on track.

Our Team

Ian Burgess Managing Director

Ian Burgess has been involved in the Communications Industry since 1979. Starting with the Post Office, as a Network Consultant with Cardinal Networks, Senior Network Consultant with JADE Software and under contract to Gen-I as one of the first Network Design Engineers in the South Island. Ian continues to lend his knowledge and experience to all on-going projects.

Darrin Cooke Operations Manager

Starting in Computer Sales in 1996 and moving into various Enterprise IT and Infrastructure Management roles. Darrin currently serves as Operations Manager for The Total Team. Primarily responsible for the on-going operations and tasks within the Organisation, but also overseeing all Technical Staff, Service Delivery, Project Management and SE activities with a strong focus on Security and Strategy within the organisation.

Michael Taylor Internet Wizard

Mike is our Senior Network Engineer and practitioner of the dark arts of IP. Starting with Telecom in 1986 Mike has been heavily involved in Telecommunications and Networking sector taking on roles with Telstra, Cisco, Cisco TAC, GE Information Services, Allied Telesyn, Telecom, Snap and Foodstuffs before joining 3T in 2012. Mike is our Core Network Engineer and go to guy for complex network design and functionality.

Alexander Lykov Systems and Network Engineer

Alex joined us in 2015 bringing a wealth of Knowledge from 17 years of experience in global international banking projects. A seasoned System and Network specialist with over 10 years of Cisco network design, implementation and support.

Dale Hutton RF and Wireless Specialist

Dale worked as a Communications Technician in the early 90's before moving into a more IT centric roles with Southmark Computers, and then as a Retail Network and Point of Sale support consultant before joining 3T in 2005. His background in the Communications industry has created a strong fundamental understanding of RF and Wireless Technologies.

Navdeep Sidhu Network/Systems and DevOps

Since joining 3T in 2012, Navi has been a critical component in development, deployment and management of key internal and customer systems. An innovative, multi-disciplined and solutions-oriented network systems engineer, Navi is our go to guy for solutions out of the box, or way outside of the box.