Size of IS shop: 75
Mobile PCs: 345
Hand-held devices: 250
Total screens: 3855
Industry: Arts, entertainment and recreation
PC environment: Windows 2000, XP; Dell; Toshiba; Sony
Server environment: Windows 2000, 2003, NT; Intel; Linux
DBMS: Oracle, DB2, SQL
Address: 106-110 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.
ICT projects in 2009 incorporate investments in IT infrastructure and applications to cater for additional racing events and products, as well as to extend the rigour of the existing systems within the NZRB.
The New Zealand racing industry, which includes the racing of thoroughbred and harness horses and greyhounds, generates around $1.5 billion in turnover annually.
The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) is the organisation behind all New Zealand racing and betting and is the owner of the TAB brand. In addition, the NZRB owns and operates the Trackside broadcasting service.
Each year the NZ Racing Board offers wagering on more than 30,000 races and last year more than 8.6 million sports bets were placed across 35,000 different options.
The New Zealand racing industry is also an important contributor to the New Zealand economy, with around 40,000 people involved in some capacity supporting the industry here.
Acting CIO Glenn Myers manages an IT team of approximately 75. ICT projects in 2009 incorporate investments in IT infrastructure and applications to cater for additional racing events and products, as well as to extend the rigour of the existing systems within the NZRB.
Most IT functions for the NZRB are performed in-house. An exception is applications development which, last year, was partially outsourced to developers Catalyst, Synergy and Optimation.
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