Ministry of Education(MIS100 2011)

Ministry of Education(MIS100 2011)

2010 ranking: 31

Senior IS executive:
Leanne Gibson, CIO Reports to: Kristine Kilkelly, deputy secretary people and business Capabilities

Size of IS shop: 193

PCs: 1990

Mobile PCs: 1275

Terminals: 650

Hand-held devices: 1109

Total screens: 5024

Industry: Government and defence

PC environment: Windows XP, Lenovo, HP

Server environment: Windows 2000, 2003, 2008; Red Hat Linux; OpenVMS; VMware; IBM; HP

DBMS: Oracle, SQL

Address: 117–125 Lambton Quay, Wellington


Key IS projects this year: Disaster recovery; National Student Index revamp server consolidation and virtualisation; property management system replacement; managed network for schools; Education Sector Authentication and Authorisation (ESAA) replacement.

This year, the Ministry of Education will continue to drive initiatives to strengthen connectivity initiatives across the education sector, with the ultimate goal of enabling an education system that equips learners with the skills and knowledge they need to be a productive part of the workforce.

In 2011 to 2012 the Ministry will also utilise ICT by continuing to extend and enhance the use of its existing key systems, and by participating in a range of initiatives supporting a common approach to All of Government products/services.

Key ICT projects for the year include technologies to enhance the use of the National Student Number; the collection of event-driven data in the tertiary sector and the utilisation of that data through a series of commonly-used education sector registers. Work has also begun to provide a managed network for schools, to be built on the high-speed broadband network the government plans to roll out over the next six years. A project is also underway to replace the current school property management solution, with a major focus on providing enhanced information on the current condition of school property. ICT budgets are expected to remain flat; however significant investments will be made in the aforementioned areas, as well as further disaster recovery upgrades; server consolidation and virtualisation; and an Education Sector Authentication and Authorisation replacement.

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