Go 4 IT Solutions Limited is a home-based business in Springfield, Canterbury. It is owned and operated by Rob and Susan Milliken. We pride ourselves on offering outstanding service at a reasonable price to both personal and business customers in Springfield and the surrounding area.Rob
Currently my time is divided between being an at home parent for our three children, running our small farm and assisting our IT customers when things go wrong. Life can get pretty busy, but I enjoy the challenge and the knowledge that no two days are ever the same. My area of expertise is anything hardware related. This includes assisting in the set up maintenance of both desktop pcs and laptops, installation of softward and periphial devices (e.g. printers) and virus removal.
My IT training began with a Diploma in Business Computing at the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT). My studies were hardware and operating systems based with software and programming as a side option. Since I completed my training I gained employment with AMI Insurance, upgrading branch systems. I also worked as a Project manager for a construction company for short period of time before I went back to CPIT and worked in their IT department on the helpdesk.
I began my working career in the produce department at a supermarket where I stayed for 7 years before moving to a storepersons role with a company which produces and distributes steel and plastic strapping and the machinery that went with it. My role was to take and process orders and service the machines as well as some admin tasks as required.Susan
While Rob keeps the home fires burning, I work 5 days a week in Christchurch as a software developer. This involves the design and maintenance of banking software for a company based in England. Most of my spare time and divided between our children, and our business. My role in the company is to build websites and develop software for our clients. I have also recently returned to using another skill of mine, assisting in the completion of the day-to-day book-keeping requirements for local businesses.
I too began my IT training with a Diploma in Business Computing which was also completed in 2002. However my training was programing based. From here I gained employment with Jade Software in Christchurch. During my time there I was part of the team designing and developing Jade Star, an HR and Payroll application which has since been sold by Jade.
Many years before this I gained a Bachelor of Commerce at Canterbury University majoring in Accounting. After I had graduated, I worked in business consulting and administration, but never directly as an accountant. I soon became aware that IT was my calling in life.
Our purpose for setting up Go 4 IT Solutions was to combine our different skills and offer them to our local community. We hope that one day we will be able to help you too.