Growth continues for international multidisciplinary consultancy Opus International Consultants. The company’s ICT budgets and projects numbers are again up this year by more than10 per cent. As further growth is predicted, acquisitions and their integration will continue to be a focus for the IT team. The company will likely be double the size it is now — across its bases in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and Canada — if current growth patterns continue for the next four to five years.
“We have to make sure the business processes and infrastructure are in place to support continued growth and a whole change in operating environment,” chief information officer Bruce Tinsley told CIO NZ last year.
Major work was undertaken in 2011 to select telecommunications partners through a detailed RFP process. “We are now finalising negotiations and will rollout a new global data network and voice telephony infrastructure (VoIP based), through Telecom NZ,” he says.
Windows 7 and Office 2010 continue to be rolled out across the company, while additional investments in cloud computing, unified communications and mobility are part of project plans this year.
ICT helps to achieve business objectives for Opus by “providing a platform that will allow for future growth and the ability to be responsive to the changing business environment, with the need for greater collaboration and work sharing right across the business”, says Tinsley.