Size of IS shop: 17
Mobile PCs: 90
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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