Transpower NZ is in the midst of a $150 million plus telecommunications rollout. The company relies on a multi-vendor solution for its telecommunications needs, partnering with Telecom and Vodafone for voice services and Telecom/Gen-i, TelstraClear, FX Networks, Kordia and others for data and communications leases.
“ICT is playing a central role in helping the business innovate through new applications of practices and technologies,” says general manager, information services and technology, Jim Tocher. “Our focus is particularly in the area of enhancing asset management capability for the business, as well as leveraging wireless technologies to enable productivity improvements. The consumerisation of IT is also leading to the development of strategies to address increased work-place flexibility and changes to our application sourcing strategies.”
To support those overarching IT goals and plans, key projects are scheduled for 2012, including enhancements to mission critical systems, business systems upgrades and deployment of new applications, infrastructure consolidation and virtualisation, and enhancements to IT security.
The SOE will leverage information technology to enable transformation of core asset management functions, enable operational excellence through improvements in ICT process maturity and technology architecture, promote flexibility through rapid prototyping and innovation, and enable “Smart Grid” initiatives through the transformation of core telecommunications infrastructure.