2003

NORRCOM was formed and its first job in December that year was to review the network infrastructure at Paraparaumu College. NORRCOM prepared a report and the BOT adopted all of its findings, installing a gigabit fibre mesh network delivering a system that needed very little maintenance. NORRCOM had one employee Paul Norris, the founder and CEO.

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2004

NORRCOM signed its first support contracts with Paraparaumu College, Kapiti College and Waikanae Primary (NORRCOM still provides ICT Support and Service to these customers). We also established contracts with several Wellington based businesses. Our first office was established (at the bottom of the garden) and we recruited our first technician.   

2006

NORRCOM moved to our first offices in central Paraparaumu, our team had expanded to to 5 with contracts at schools in Hutt Valley, Wellington, Kapiti and beyond.

NORRCOM community WiFi
First NORRCOM Access point on Hill
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norrcom growing

2007

NORRCOM was now establishing itself as the company of choice for ICT in and around the region, the team grew and we established the first school based community WiFi on the Kapiti coast, using solar panels and marine batteries, this system (still in place) linked schools from Otaki to Paekakariki and in the days of expensive internet shared the load between local schools. We also experimented with hotspot software.

2008

NORRCOM first team photo
NORRCOM first team in Kapiti

Working from new offices at Kapiti lights, NORRCOM now had a permanent base to deliver ICT solutions, we had grown more than 100% per year and were busy establishing process and procedure. Without the forward thinking and dedication of this initial team were nothing was too much bother NORRCOM would not have been the company it is today.

2009

NORRCOM was now well underway establishing itself as a leader in affordable open computer systems. Gone were the lock down, im better than you approach and in are the self empowering explain dont preach approach to computing. This being the bedrock of our business - 'treat everybody as would expect to be treated yourself'

2010

NORRCOM revolutionise the way WiFi is delivered by installing a community wide MESH network to support schools across the region. NORRCOM linked various repeaters and bespoke access points at various schools including Kapiti College, Paraparaumu College, Waikanae Primary, Raumati South, Kapanui and Paekakariki.

2011

Auckland - NORRCOM are the chosen provider for Stonefields school. NORRCOM establish a branch in Auckland with Dip heading up the region (Dip is still doing this today). We appreciated the gumption it took for Stonefields to go with NORRCOM and to this day appreciate everything Sarah and the team did to make Auckland such a success for us.

2013

Golden Sands school appoint NORRCOM as the ICT provider of choice, NORRCOM now branch out into Bay of Plenty. NORRCOM assisted Golden Sands with the new build and have developed an excellent working relationship with Paul Dip and the team.

2015

We have now opened physical offices in Wellington, Kapiti, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hawkes Bay, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Blenhiem with Christchurch opening shortly.