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Department of Conservation(MIS100 2010)

Department of Conservation(MIS100 2010)

2009 ranking: 73

Senior IS executive: Trudy Rankin, CIO Reports to: Grant Baker, general manager corporate services group

Size of IS shop: 106

PCs: 910

Mobile PCs: 900

Terminals: 168

Hand-held devices: 400

Total screens: 2378

Industry: Government and defence

PC environment: Windows XP, Dell

Server environment: Dell; HP; Windows 2000, 2003

DBMS: SQL

Address: 18-32 Manners Street, Wellington

Website: http://www.doc.govt.nz

Key IS projects this year: Implementing and upgrading the geospatial infrastructure; building geospatial capability; refining and automating workflow/processes; replacing the land/property information system — jointly with Land Information NZ.

Information and technology tools and systems underpin and support the Department of Conservation (DOC), “particularly through enabling the capture and reuse of data for decision making purposes”, says Trudy Rankin, DOC CIO. This remains an important driver of key projects in 2010, such as the refinement and automation of workflow and processes across the organisation.

While 2010 ICT budget areas have not been significantly affected by the recession, the department has successfully achieved savings in a number of areas and allocated those funds back to the business. DOC has moved to the one.govt network and will continue partnering with several telecoms providers, including Gen-i/Telecom, Citylink, Inzonecorp, Farmside, Telstraclear, ICONZ and Vector, to ensure “always on” functionality.

Key to ICT project plans this year are ongoing upgrades to the department’s geospatial infrastructure, as well as the building of further geospatial capability. DOC currently maintains a National Information System to manage the Department’s core national geospatial information, with integrated biodiversity and geospatial databases available for viewing, along with other DOC National geospatial information. In 2009, significant developments were undertaken in land information management, further evolution in the field use of data logger devices and the implementation of a more integrated architecture for data and systems. These successes will be built on, as DOC continues upgrading geospatial systems throughout 2010.

DOC will also be working closely with Land Information New Zealand to replace the current land/property information system.

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