Senior IS executive: Carol Abernethy, general manager, technology and services Reports to: Deputy-secretary, strategy and corporate
Size of IS shop: 230
Mobile PCs: 500
Hand-held devices: 0
Total screens: 5849
Industry: Government and defence
PC environment: Windows XP, Compaq, HP, IBM
Server environment: Novell NetWare; Red Hat; Sun; Windows 2000,
2003, NT; Novell; Compaq; HP Others
DBMS: Oracle, SQL, Sybase
Address: Level 9, Sovereign House, 180 Molesworth Street, Wellington
Key IS projects this year: Infrastructure upgrade.
BUILDING SAFE COMMUNITIES and ensuring a fair and effective justice
system for all New Zealanders are key priorities for the Government.
It is therefore vital the Ministry of Justice has a strong focus on the
continued development and enhancement of its services across the
broader justice sector to maximise its effectiveness and meet future
demands, says Carol Abernethy, general manager Technology and
In 2008, in addition to a full legislative programme of work, the
Ministry will continue to extend its service delivery capabilities to
provide improvements for court users, to advance effective interventions
in areas such as youth offending, family violence and organised
crime; and to offer greater support to victims of crime.
Abernethy says as the Ministry enters a new fi nancial year in July
2008, it will begin to establish new foundational capabilities identifi ed
in its Information Systems Strategic Plan. The priority of these capabilities
was confi rmed more recently through an integrated planning
process, which has established the following four key priorities for the
Ministry in the coming years: Integrated case management; electronic
content management and data warehousing; electronic channels and
electronic fi ling; and future positioning of IT infrastructure to support
key business changes.
A particular focus for the Ministry over the coming few years is the
increasing demand on systems in the Auckland region, which will likely
lead to centres in this region becoming early adopters of the priority
solutions outlined above. Also, as part of enhancing its infrastructure,
the Ministry of Justice will implement a new storage area network
over the next few months, followed by work on consolidating servers
utilising virtualisation technologies.
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