Size of IS shop: 150
Mobile PCs: 800
Hand-held devices: 200
Total screens: 7000
Industry: Government and defence
PC environment: Windows XP, Lenovo
Server environment: Moving from Netware to OES 2 this year
Address: Level 1 Vogel Centre, 16 Kate Sheppard Place, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Upgrading public key infrastructure solution; Criminal Procedure Simplification project; electronic operating model project; disaster recovery; data warehousing.
Significant legislative projects, such as the Criminal Procedure Simplification and electronic operating model projects, will require major changes for the Ministry of Justice, says CIO Gerard Aberdeen.
“Many of these projects, particularly those resulting from legislative changes, will require quite substantial changes to technology systems. The Criminal Procedure Simplification project, in particular, will require major improvement of identity and access management.”
ICT services were drastically affected by the Canterbury earthquake in February, as central courts buildings were located in the heavily hit Christchurch CBD. Back-up systems, put in place before the quake, along with interim measures initiated afterward, allowed the critical functions of the Ministry of Justice to be up and running to an acceptable level within a short time period.
The IS team will be moving its server operating system from Netware to OES 2 this year, while other major projects include upgrading the Ministry’s public key infrastructure solution; simplifying criminal procedure through the strategic use of technology; disaster recovery and data warehousing. Investments will continue in business intelligence functionality, FMIS, virtualisation, knowledge management and mobility.
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