Senior IS executive: Walter Chieng, director information technology Reports to: Executive head
Size of IS shop: 7
PCs: 326, including 48 servers
Mobile PCs: 1977
Hand-held devices: 4
Total screens: 2307
Industry: Education services
PC environment: Windows XP, Vista; Toshiba, Lenovo
Server environment: Windows 2000, 2003; IBM, Cisco, MXtreme
Address: 30 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
Key IS projects this year: Commissioning data communication services
into the new sports centre; wireless infrastructure and management
system upgrade; upgrade notebook computer fl eet; data management
SAINT KENTIGERN CONTINUES to attract new students to its
two campuses, the primary school in Remuera and the college in
Pakuranga. This is partly due to ICT being an integral tool in teaching,
learning and administration.
College executive head Warren Peat is a strong advocate of the value
and opportunities ICT brings to teaching and learning. In 2008 the
school will introduce data communication services into its new sports
centre. As well, it will embark on a wireless infrastructure and management
Wireless and mobile security is achieved via a Bluesocket WLAN
gateway solution and a Cisco core infrastructure. The integration of
SharePoint is well underway to facilitate collaboration, provide content
management and enhance business processes. Websense software is
used on both campuses to safeguard the core network system and
users from ongoing threats to system security.
Walter Chieng, director of ICT, says the security technologies the
college uses allow it to extend a safety net beyond school boundaries.
Every staff member and student has their own school email account
protected by MXtreme gateway.
The college also offers an online reporting and parent-interview
booking service that extends the Saint Kentigern web services
platform. A VoIP system based on Cisco Call Manager software is
deployed across the college and school campuses.
“We want one point of contact, one system to manage, centralised support,
reduced costs and one infrastructure to maintain,” says Chieng.
Saint Kentigern is a light outsourcer, with applications development
outsourced to Fujitsu Australia and hardware support to Service Plus.
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