Senior IS executive: David McLachlan, manager knowledge solutions
Reports to: Karen Wallace, chief operating officer
Size of IS shop: 104
Mobile PCs: 180
Hand-held devices: 150
Total screens: 1655
Industry: Government and defence
PC environment: Windows XP, HP
Server environment: Sun, Windows 2003, HP
DBMS: Informix, Oracle, SQL, MySQL, Sybase
Address: 101 Wakefi eld Street, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Refresh ageing development environment;
introduce an automated process management toolset; continue to
implement information management best practice.
NEARLY HALF A million people live within the wider Wellington
region, making delivery on an approved Annual Plan and Wellington
Regional Strategy a key business objective for the Wellington
David McLachlan, manager knowledge solutions for Wellington
City Council, says business challenges for the council include the
need to balance rates and revenue while achieving strategy plans.
He says information and IT systems are critical enabling mechanisms
for the council. Challenges for the team include creating tangible
links between information and technology delivery and the vision
and strategies of the council.
The council’s main focus in the coming year is the better engagement
of its citizens to jointly agree on service provision and the
quality of council’s services. Knowledge Solutions will be mainly
providing the business tools to enable this initiative.
Also in the coming 12 months, McLachlan says Knowledge
Solutions will focus on key projects to refresh their ageing development
environment; including introducing an automated process
management toolset, transforming older council applications to
the new environment and continuing to implement information
management best practice.