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Auckland City Council(MIS100 2010)

Auckland City Council(MIS100 2010)

2009 ranking: 42

Senior IS executive: Ian Rae, CIO Reports to: General manager, organisation performance

Size of IS shop: 103

PCs: 2500

Mobile PCs: 264

Terminals: 220

Hand-held devices: 340

Total screens: 3324

Industry: Government and defence

PC environment: Windows XP, HP

Server environment: Windows 2003, 2008; HP; IBM; Sun

DBMS: SQL, MaxDB

Address: 1 Greys Avenue, Auckland

Website: www.aucklandcity.govt.nz

Key IS projects this year: Filenet EDRMS version upgrade; GIS migration to ARCGIS; new backup and recovery technology; supporting technology requirements required to transition to the Auckland “super city”.

“As is the case with other councils in the region, much of our focus and resources will be allocated to supporting Auckland Transition Agency requirements as we work towards the date of November 1, 2010,” says Auckland City Council CIO Ian Rae. In fact, one of the main objectives for the Council in 2010 is supporting the Auckland Transition Agency in the establishment of the new ‘super city’ council in the coming months.

For Rae, it is important that Auckland residents do not lose the ability to interact easily with the Council over the coming months and during this period of significant transitions. “Organisations will find it easier to do business with Auckland City Council because of the use of smart technology,” he says, making Auckland City a preferred region for business investment. The public will be given more choices in how they prefer to interact with the Council, while customers will experience less hassle and improved service when interacting through more efficient and effective delivery channels.

Transport continues to be a focus for the Council, and technology is a key enabler of business objectives in this area, as it will assist planners and project managers in enhancing transport choices, while modelling will assist in making the right choices. Furthermore, says Rae, “The quality of the natural and built environment will improve as technology evolves to ensure planners have better access to the information they need to make decisions.”

Several new projects are in the plans for 2010, including various system upgrades and a migration of GIS to ARCGIS.

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