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Pricewaterhouse (MIS100 2009)Coopers

Pricewaterhouse (MIS100 2009)Coopers

2008 ranking: Unlisted

Senior IS executive: Vijay Patel, national IT manager and security officer Reports to: Paul G Mens, CFO

Size of IS shop: 22

PCs: 220

Mobile PCs: 1220

Terminals: 99

Hand-held devices: 278

Total screens: 1817

Industry: Business management and scientific services

PC environment: Windows XP, Lenovo

Server environment: HP, Windows 2003

DBMS: Lotus Notes, SQL

Address: PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower, 188 Quay Street, Auckland

Website: http://www.pwc.com/nz

Key IS projects this year: Not disclosed.

PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 155,000 people in 153 countries across the IT network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice.

In New Zealand, the firm employs more than 1300 people and has offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

PricewaterhouseCoopers refers to the network of member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Ltd, each of which is a separate and independent legal entity.

IT strategy at PricewaterhouseCoopers is driven by business needs. In New Zealand the firm has a team of 22 IT professionals, based in Auckland and Wellington, providing a complete support service from first-level desktop through to network-design engineering.

Across all of the offices, PricewaterhouseCoopers currently has more than 90 physical servers that are used to provide core function and monitoring services. These servers provide a platform for file and print, Lotus Notes, SQL and other financial applications including in-house products.

The New Zealand firm is part of a global IT network that is linked via Foundry and Cisco equipment. This enables staff to travel anywhere in the world and stay connected with New Zealand. This can be done via a direct connection to the network or via VPN.

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