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Opus International Consultants(MIS100 2011)

Opus International Consultants(MIS100 2011)

2010 ranking: 48

Senior IS executive: Bruce Tinsley, CIO Reports to: Neil Wanden, CFO

Size of IS shop: 43

PCs: 2636

Mobile PCs: 600

Terminals: 205

Hand-held devices: 430

Total screens: 3871

Industry: Business management and scientific services

PC environment: Windows XP, 7; Dell

Server environment: Linux, Windows, Dell

DBMS: Postgres SQL, MySQL, SQL

Address: 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Website: www.opus.co.nz

Key IS projects this year: Global telephony, global network collaboration; Storage; knowledge management; Windows 7; Office 2010.

ICT projects are again on the rise for Opus International Consultants this year. An extensive review of the organisation’s IT technical environment was carried out in 2010, with the development of a global telecommunications strategy and a global technical architecture being completed. “These have led to the development of a comprehensive programme of work being planned to cover the next three years, with the focus for IT to better support Opus’ global operations and growth aspirations,” says CIO Bruce Tinsley.

A key feature of this programme will be access to intellectual property through a focus on knowledge management and collaboration, and it is expected that cloud technologies will be considered as part of the future infrastructure environment.

Continued growth for the company is expected, following a major acquisition in 2010, with further acquisitions expected for 2011. Providing support for acquisitions is an important role that ICT must play.

“Our continued investment in, and expanded use of, 3D engineering design tools and technology is leading to a significant growth in data storage requirements and network traffic,” Tinsley explains.

Finally, additional key projects — such as storage enhancements, knowledge management, a rollout of Windows 7 and Office 2010 — will, along with other ICT initiatives, provide a platform that will allow for future growth and enhanced capability across the organisation’s global offices in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the UK.

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