Size of IS shop: 35
Mobile PCs: 130
Hand-held devices: 15
Total screens: 1913
Industry: Educational services
PC environment: Windows XP, Cyclone, Lenovo
Server environment: HP; Sun; Windows 2003, 2008; Linux
DBMS: SQL, MySQL, Oracle
Address: Corner Ellesmere Junction and Springs Road, Christchurch
Key IS projects this year: Content management; web CMS and staff intranet; redesign courses to exploit technology; new standard operating environment.
Increasing the number of students, including domestic, Maori, Pacific and international students continues to be an objective for Lincoln in 2009.
ITS Director John Buckler says whilst ITS continues to support existing services including many new online applications, it also has exciting new projects ahead, including a new web site incorporating Web 2.0 technologies along with a new intranet and staff portal. In the teaching and learning space further technologies to enable flexible learning initiatives are being considered, so that Lincoln continues to be a leader in the consistent adoption of technology in teaching across its programmes.
Key areas of ICT investment this year will be the website and portal projects, an improved IT service desk system and a new Standard Operating Environment for desktops and notebook computers. Lincoln will also invest further in server virtualisation, wireless infrastructure across the campus, knowledge management initiatives, as well as business intelligence application and system development.
Lincoln outsources PC maintenance to Cyclone Computers, procurement and payroll systems to Connexa and PayGlobal respectively, and some systems and network management to IBM and Gen-i.
Buckler says while telecommunications costs are still a big expense for Lincoln, some savings have been made due to increased competition created by additional fibre laid out to Lincoln for the KAREN network. Lincoln needs to comply with the pending Public Records Act and will requirement an enterprise content