Department of Corrections (MIS100 2012)

Department of Corrections (MIS100 2012)

2011 ranking: 15

Senior IS executive: Jon Cumming, CIO

Address: Mayfair House, 44-52 The Terrace, Wellington


The Department of Corrections is undergoing a modernisation programme that will provide a new generation of core applications to support its key priorities of reducing re-offending and providing better public value. The ICT enhancements underway will: • Support a more mobile workforce and proliferation of mobile devices

• Enhance compliance with the Department’s legislative framework

• Generate operational efficiencies to provide better public value

• Support a greater sharing of information to increase efficiency and reduce risk

• Maintain an effective technology infrastructure to support day-to-day operations

• Provide improved resilience and DR capability to support more technology-dependent business continuity

• Ensure greater co-operation across the justice sector. The department’s infrastructure transformation is nearly complete, and relies on IaaS from Gen-i. As a result, the organisation will procure virtual servers and storage ‘on demand’, and only maintain a declining fleet of Department-owned physical infrastructure. ICT staff numbers, budgets and projects have increased in 2012 to support the changes. This growth will enable key projects, including implementation of next generation desktop OS, workforce time management, an IOMS transformation, several justice sector initiatives, such as AVL and shared capability, database migration to Exadata, and completion of the department’s transition to an infrastructure-as-a-service model.

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