Senior IS executive: Stuart Haselden,director, information technology services Reports to: Warwick Clegg, pro-vice chancellor IT
Size of IS shop: 146
Mobile PCs: 400
Hand-held devices: 0
Total screens: 4850
Industry: Education services
PC environment: Apple Mac, Linux, Windows XP, Dell
Server environment: Apple; Linux; Windows 2000, 2003; VMWare;
DBMS: Oracle, SQL
Address: Kelburn Parade, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Exchange 2007; disaster recovery; student
email replacement, storage management enhancements; identity
management; security assessments; voicemail integration; wireless
THE FOCUS FOR Information Technology Services (ITS) at Victoria
University of Wellington (VUW) in 2008 is to continue to support
diverse teaching and learning requirements and achieve excellence in
The University’s strategic plan provides a clear road map to achieve
these aims and is the cornerstone on which ITS based its new IT strategic
plan. The strategic plan was developed in 2007 and consulted on
widely throughout the university, says ITS director Stuart Haselden.
This year ITS will provide enhanced services for students, determine
clear IT requirements for research needs, implement a disaster
recovery system for VUW’s key systems and assess the university’s
long-term security requirements and direction. Haselden also notes
that initiatives from 2007 will continue. These include meeting
increasing storage demands, leveraging value from the virtual server
environment and continuing to enhance and expand the wireless
“The IT strategic plan has also provided a vehicle for ITS to innovate.
With the IT strategy so closely aligned to the University strategy, it
has enabled us to look at innovative ways of achieving the university’s
goals,” says Haselden.
Projects planned for 2008 include unifi ed communications for
improved campus-wide communications, virtual desktop infrastructure
to deliver greater functionality to students, along with a continuation
of lecture recording to enhance the teaching and learning experience
for both staff and students.
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