About

Christopher Cookson

Create IT is based in Blenheim, New Zealand. Owned by Christopher Cookson, Create IT provides a wide variety of computing services and support. 

Services

Create IT is focused on helping you get the most out of technology, whether it by providing you with the equipment and expertise that you need to get the job done yourself, or by providing you technology based services that meet your needs.

Create IT focuses on three key areas of technology. Databases, digital media, and the internet. These three areas can often have a considerable amount of overlap.

Databases

A key technology used to store business data, drive web sites, and numerous other applications, database design can be a daunting prospect for the inexperienced. Create IT has experience working with Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server and mySQL.

In addition to developing both traditional and web based database applications, we sell database software, and in the case of server based databases, we can also supply server hardware with database software preinstalled.

Digital Media

Create IT has extensive expertise with digital media production. As a business combining creative and technical skills, we can provide technical support for both software and hardware required for digital media production. We use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom extensively ourselves, and have the expertise to build and maintain PCs for digital content creation.

If doing things yourself sounds too daunting or you can't justify the expense of hardware and software, we have the tools and the experience to achieve the results you may find difficult to accomplish yourself.

Internet

Whether you need a basic or e-commerce website to get online and sell to the world, or need to set up a small business network with high speed secure access to the Internet, Create IT provide what you need.

In addition to helping you establish a presence online, we can help you keep the bad guys out. Create IT sells anti-virus software, and dedicated hardware firewalls, and in the unfortunate event that you have already been infected by malware, we can clean your systems and get you back up and running, and provide security advice to help avoid repeat problems.

Clients 

A typical client profile would be small business operator who wants someone who listens to their needs and can provide good advice in a form they can understand, at a price they can afford, or an enthusiast who want to explore the possibilities of digital media production. While this would be a typical profile, no one will be turned away because they are too big or too small.

History

Returning to Blenheim after a period of study at Canterbury University, Christopher worked in a variety of short term and seasonal jobs for several years. During this time he spent nine months working for the then Justice Department at Blenheim District Court, and developed software and training programs for staff, before the courts had their own widely deployed IT infrastructure.

In 1996 Christopher Cookson Computer Services began trading.  In 1999 the business was incorporated into Marlborough Online Limited, however the new company failed to perform to expectations. In January 2002, Christopher left Marlborough Online, and began trading as Create IT.

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