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Ministry of Education(MIS100 2010)

Ministry of Education(MIS100 2010)

2009 ranking: 33

Senior IS executive: Leanne Gibson, CIO Reports to: Kristine Kilkelly, deputy secretary people and business capability

Size of IS shop: 202

PCs: 2034

Mobile PCs: 1373

Terminals: 750

Hand-held devices: 1350

Total screens: 5507

Industry: Government and defence

PC environment: Lenovo, HP, Windows XP

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

DBMS: Oracle, SQL

Address: 117-125 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Website: www.minedu.govt.nz

Key IS projects this year: Storage upgrade; e-Asttle assessment tool upgrade; early childhood funding system changes; disaster recovery.

Key projects for the year include technologies to support the introduction of national standards and investment in knowledge management.

The goal of the Ministry of Education is to raise achievement, so all young people can make a clear contribution to our economic future. The education system must equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to be a productive part of the workforce.

In 2010-2011 the Ministry will focus on increasing its effectiveness and ensuring that the system delivers these outcomes for students. The Ministry will be reshaping its role, size and focus, and Minister for Education Anne Tolley has expressed a desire for a greater focus on ICT services.

CIO Leanne Gibson says the responsibility of the Ministry of Education IT Group will be to assist the organisation to improve its effectiveness through smart use of technology, particularly to overcome the challenges of managing a large and complex organisation.

The IT Group will focus on building resilience (particularly in disaster recovery), increasing flexibility and agility, along with improving services to make funding go further.

The key projects for the year include technologies to support the introduction of national standards, early childhood education funding and investment in knowledge management.

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