Freightways(MIS100 2009)

Freightways(MIS100 2009)

2008 ranking: 69

Senior IS executive:
Richard Mitchell-Lowe, general manager, information technology Reports to: Dean Bracewell, managing director

Size of IS shop: 17

PCs: 980

Mobile PCs: 90

Terminals: 105

Hand-held devices: 1250

Total screens: 2425

Industry: Transport and warehousing

PC environment: HP, Windows XP

Server environment: Windows 2003, 2008; HP UX; Red Hat

DBMS: Oracle, SQL

Address: 32 Botha Road, Auckland


Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.

There is a strong emphasis on leveraging a shared IT infrastructure across the Freightways group.

Freightways operates in the express package, business mail and information management markets. Express package and business mail accounts for approximately 80 per cent of revenue, with the rest coming from the information management sector in which Freightways provides records management, secure document destruction, data security and software escrow services in Australia and New Zealand.

There is a strong emphasis on leveraging a shared IT infrastructure across the Freightways group, to deliver innovative technology-enriched solutions to customers.

Freightways’ IT infrastructure is based on the latest Microsoft, Oracle and Hewlett Packard products and involves extensive use of mobile data solutions for couriers.

Freightways has recently adopted Microsoft Hyper-V for its server virtualisation strategy. Selected IT functions such as payroll, server maintenance and wide area networking are outsourced.

Richard Mitchell-Lowe, general manager IT, says Freightways does not disclose current or planned IT projects, but is continuing to invest in the business and its underlying systems to ensure it remains in a strong position as the economy improves.

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