Size of IS shop: 169
Mobile PCs: 1000
Hand-held devices: 789
Total screens: 7857
Industry: Education services
PC environment: Windows XP, 7; HP; Toshiba; Apple; Advantage
Server environment: Windows 2000, 2003, 2008; Linux; Mac; Tru64 Unix; HP; IBM
DBMS: SQL, Oracle, MySQL, Postgres
Address: State Highway 57, Palmerston North
Key IS projects this year: Disaster recovery upgrade; network upgrade; UPS autonomy; SharePoint implementation; data storage and archival expansion; telephony and unified communications upgrades; intranet and portal upgrade; videoconferencing and recording expansion.
Following a busy project year in 2010, Massey University CIO Clive Martis is preparing for the same in 2011. ICT budgets and projects are up for the second year, and central IT staff numbers will rise from 135 to 144 as vacant positions are filled. Screen numbers continue to rise, due mainly to increased server numbers resulting from the DR project and additional hand-held devices/smart phones.
Last year approximately 100 new virtual servers were deployed during the year, leading to several upgrades to the ESX cluster infrastructure and resulting in the establishment of a second production cluster late in the year.
A SharePoint implementation now underway is seen as an enabling platform for 2011 project work in the areas of PRA compliance, with a new EDRMS toolset selection, enterprise reporting with the Microsoft BI suite implementation, and intra-net development.
Attention this year will focus on completion of the university’s DR system and processes, as well as starting a three-year network upgrade, with UPS autonomy. Martis’ team are busy with an overhaul of the university security framework, extension of video conferencing and recording capabilities, data storage and archival expansion, upgrades to the education provider’s telephony and unified communications systems, and delivery of a range of
new functionality within the in-house student management administration system as top priorities.
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