Size of IS shop: 134
Mobile PCs: 150
Hand-held devices: 200
Total screens: 1840
Industry: Government and defence
PC environment: HP, Dell, Windows
Server environment: HP, Windows
DBMS: SQL, Sybase, Oracle
Address: 101 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Business intelligence; income tax and GST changes; legislation changes impacting systems.
Last year’s development on document and records management as part of an information management strategy for the Wellington City Council, also assisted in the successful completion of a council-wide ERP upgrade. While IT budgets will be reduced this year by 5 to 10 percent, projects are expected to increase by 5 percent, with technology playing a significant part in the realisation of the Council’s business objectives. “IT at the Wellington City Council is involved in most business initiatives, and is leading some of these for the organisation,” says David McLachlan, manager knowledge solutions.
A major focus over the next year will be on business intelligence (BI) and corporate performance management (CPM). As McLachlan’s team seeks to utilise ICT to better drive and enable business efficiency and initiatives in adherence with Council strategy documents, BI and CPM will be used to enable enhanced visibility, reporting, planning, forecasting and management.
Upcoming legislation changes and changes to both income tax law and the rate of GST are expected to impact the Council’s systems over the coming year, and will require adept focus from its ICT team.
E-business continues to be an area of investment this year, while wireless takes over focus from virtualisation and mobility.
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