Unitec(MIS100 2010)

Unitec(MIS100 2010)

2009 ranking: 34

Senior IS executive:
Peter Winquist, director IT Reports to: Meredith Morgan, executive director organisational development

Size of IS shop: 52

PCs: 3360

Mobile PCs: 646

Terminals: 200

Hand-held devices: 92

Total screens: 4298

Industry: Educational services

PC environment: Lenovo, Apple, Windows XP

Server environment: IBM, Sun, Dell, Novell, Windows, Unix, Linux

DBMS: Oracle, SQL

Address: Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland


Key IS projects this year: ERP; server and desktop virtualisation; timetable management, eLearning.

A move to Netbook usage has contributed to a rise in screen numbers for Unitec since last year.

With tertiary budgets under review by the Government, and the ongoing need to focus on performance, Unitec’s ICT department is focusing on key shift projects that promote business process efficiencies and improvements, says Peter Winquist, director IT for the Institution.

Key projects this year include implementation of both server and desktop virtualisation, the migration to a new eLearning solution, and, most importantly, the re-implementation of PeopleSoft at Unitec. A move to netbook usage has contributed to a rise in screen numbers for Unitec since last year.

Overall, says Winquist, IT’s key focus is to help improve internal efficiencies, reduce costs, manage corporate risk and provide new facilities in line with the institute’s strategic objectives. As part of this broad plan, Unitec will implement PeopleSoft CRM, and will continue investment in wireless technologies, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions, and the ongoing deployment of a major infrastructure refresh, including IBM SAN and virtualised blade servers, switches, disk-to-disk backup and tape library refreshes. The implementation of Google’s Gmail in the last quarter of 2009 offers Unitec’s students significant advantages over the previous facilities.

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