Statistics NZ’s IT Strategy 2009 to 2012 specifies that innovative thinking, strategic alliances and R&D will provide assurance that technology will remain relevant and responsive to the future initiatives and allow it to turn data into relevant knowledge efficiently. These areas of focus will help lead to a sustainable and robust IT infrastructure, with standardised platforms.
“ICT plays important role in Statistics 2020 Te Kapehu Whetu (Stats 2020), our 10-year programme to ensure that New Zealand increasingly gets the statistical information that it needs to grow and prosper,” says CIO Matjaz Jug.
Multiple projects and programmes with a large IT component are scheduled for this year, including building economic statistics, standardising data dissemination management, integrated data infrastructure, redevelopment of the social statistics on household platform, transforming data collections and redevelopment of the metadata infrastructure. IT is also heavily involved in delivery of Census 2013.
“New investments in cloud computing, mobility, VoIP and wireless are planned for 2012, within the IT investment programme, as a response to the challenges of our changing environment and the changing needs of our users. Legacy mitigation programme allows us to modernise ageing systems and processes, and develop an internal culture that supports an ongoing relevant, sustainable, customer-focused, and influential organisation,” says Jug.