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KiwiRail(MIS100 2011)

KiwiRail(MIS100 2011)

2010 ranking: 76

Senior IS executive: Graeme Docherty, CIO Reports to: Jim Quinn, CEO

Size of IS shop: 130

PCs: 886

Mobile PCs: 310

Terminals: 861

Hand-held devices: 300

Total screens: 2357

Industry: Transport and warehousing

PC environment: Windows 2000, XP, 7; Compaq; Dell; IBM; Lenovo

Server environment: AIX; Linux; Windows 2000, 2003, 2008; IBM, HP

DBMS: DB2, Oracle, SQL, Progress, MySQL

Address: Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St, Wellington

Website: www.kiwirail.co.nz

Key IS projects this year: Asset management; SAP consolidation; standard operating environment (desktop); application resilience.

The KiwiRail IS team services the ICT needs of all divisions — Corporate, Interislander, TranzScenic, TranzMetro, Rail Freight, Mechanical Services, Networks — in the KiwiRail Group, one of this country’s biggest freight moving, tourism operation and property development companies.

ICT budgets, projects and staff numbers are all expected to rise this year, as investment in IT enables the business transformation projects.

“KiwiRail’s Turn Around Plan provides a group-wide vision to create a sustainable rail business in New Zealand over the next 10 years,” says CIO Graeme Docherty. “After years of underinvestment in NZ Rail, ICT is now viewed as a key enabler of that vision, which will drive productivity and an improved customer response.”

Multiple technologies are being researched and utilised to better enable the company and its subsidiaries achieve business goals. These include CRM, FMIS, ERP, knowledge management, business intelligence, cloud computing, e-business, wireless, mobility, VoIP, business continuity/disaster recovery, virtualisation, and unified communications.

A significant number of business transformation projects are planned for 2011, with ICT at their core. One example is asset management in networks, freight operations and revenue management. Additionally, work will take place to complete the rollout of a standard (desktop) operating environment across the business.

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