Activate is 20th Fastest Growing Company in Deloitte’s Fast 50

Oakland, CA, November 25, 2009 --( Activate is very excited about being included in the Deloitte’s Fast 50 Awards this year. After 3 years of tremendous growth in the New Zealand market, Activate was named the 20th fastest growing company in New Zealand, which is proof that more organizations understand the benefits of IT automation.

Activate’s software, which automates and delegates common IT tasks to the business, has been the perfect solution for many organizations who are trying to ‘do more with less’ in the recent tough economic times.

According to Shaun Blackmore, CEO “Our customers have always seen the benefits of automating these tasks - including cost savings, improved service and increased security, but over the past 18 months more IT organizations have been forced to achieve the same result with less resources and have identified Activate as the key to achieving that.”

With companies such as Fonterra and Telecom now using the Activate solution, the company is positioned as the leader in IT Automation in the marketplace. Bruce Chamberlin, who is responsible for the Asia Pacific Region, has noticed an increase in awareness of what you can now automate. “It used to be people thought of self service and automation as generating a service desk ticket, or resetting a password, but with Activate you can automate the whole process - the user request, the business approval and the actual fulfillment of the tasks.”

Activate offers individual modules that allow customers to quickly and easily implement the automation tool that gives them the fastest payback.

These include Automation of –
Password Management
Distribution List Management
Folder and File Access
Software Management
User Provisioning
Sharepoint Management
Role Management

“With the easy implementation, our customers start making savings immediately and most have an ROI of 6-9 months – and that has been important in the last 12 months where organizations have been spending only on products that they know are going to give them the savings and benefits they need to compete in this market.”

During this period of growth in the New Zealand market, Activate has also been expanding to the US market and opened an office in California in May 2008.

About Activate Technologies (

Activate Technologies Ltd, established in New Zealand in 2006, has offices in Auckland, New Zealand and San Francisco, USA. The company is an Independent software vendor (ISV) focusing on automating and delegating IT processes to the business.

Activate is being used by organizations ranging from 500 through to 23,000 users and in industries including Financial, Healthcare, Government, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Retail. Organisations can expect to drastically improve service and reduce costs while improving security and compliance.

Austin Parker
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