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IBM New Zealand

2007 ranking: 73

Senior IS executive: Doug Stuart, New Zealand information technology manager Reports to: Chief financial officer

Size of IS shop: 21

PCs: 488

Mobile PCs: 1050

Terminals: 0

Hand-held devices: 70

Total screens: 1608

Industry: IT supplier

PC environment: Linux, Windows XP, IBM, Lenovo

Server environment: AIX; Linux; Windows 2000, 2003; xSeries, iSeries,

pSeries

DBMS: DB2, Lotus, SQL Server

Address: 100 Willis Street, Wellington

Website: www.ibm.com/nz

Key IS projects this year: Redesign and implementation of domestic

network; technology fi t-out of IBM New Zealand’s new site in Petone;

consolidation and rationalisation of voice services and management

across Australia and New Zealand.

IBM NEW ZEALAND’S primary objective in 2008 is to grow its business,

capture market share by continuing to build deep relationships with

clients and partnering with them to design and implement strategic

business solutions that help them be more successful. To achieve its

growth targets, IBM will continue to focus on increasing engagement

with fast-growing market segments, such as the mid-market and public

sector.

“We saw strong growth with mid-market clients in 2007, largely

as a result of our ExpressAdvantage offerings, which are priced and

designed specifi cally for mid-sized companies and delivered with

support from our extensive network of Business Partners,”

Doug Stuart, IBM New Zealand information technology manager says.

IBM will also have a strong focus on environmental, workforce and

community sustainability.

The company’s internal IT strategy is focused on delivering fl exibility,

mobility, cost effi ciencies and the ability to collaborate. Employees

have access to tools that enable flexible and mobile working, meaning

they don’t lose productive time because they can’t get online or access

the systems they need.

As a globally integrated enterprise, IBM must draw on the full capability

of its global workforce to deliver client success.

Business challenges for IBM in 2008 include the potential for a

signifi cant economic slow-down, the need to continually improve

productivity, a tight labour market and a shortage of specialist technical

skills. “We’re feeling the same economic, productivity and labour

pressures as every other organisation in New Zealand,” says Stuart.

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