Senior IS executive: Michael Fitzgerald, chief information officer Reports to: Michel Hesp, general manager finance corporate services
Size of IS shop: 11
Mobile PCs: 93
Hand-held devices: 10
Total screens: 1341
Industry: Education services
PC environment: Windows XP, Silicon Systems
Server environment: Silicon Systems, Interbase, SQL
DBMS: InterBase, SQL
Address: 61 Buick Street, Petone, Lower Hutt
Key IS projects this year: Migration from Novell to Microsoft;
implementation of IT governance based on CoBIT; upgrades and
enhancements to business intelligence and fi nancial software tools;
a standard hardware upgrade and server virtualisation; HR system
THE VISION FOR Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) is to
gain overall recognition as an international centre of excellence in
vocational education, through delivery of programmes that are high
quality and support economic development.
Key challenges include meeting the increasing need for more
fl exible and workplace delivery education models and increasing
customer expectations, while operating within a reduced funding
CIO Michael Fitzgerald says ICT helps enhance education delivery
options and access to WelTec learning resources, as well as driving
effi ciencies and giving improved business processes for better
ICT systems also allow WelTec to monitor and track
students through different stages of the learning process, as well
as enhancing the student experience through student access to the
latest technologies, computers and software.
“IT delivers the relevant, industry-specialised training tools for
many of the technology-based programmes offered by WelTec and
enhances student fl exibility through distance and blended learning
solutions. In a nutshell, IT contributes to the delivery of the ‘Hi Tec,
WelTec’ brand promise,” says Fitzgerald.
Key IT projects for 2008 include a migration from Novell to Microsoft;
implementation of IT governance based on CoBIT; upgrades
and enhancements to business intelligence and fi nancial software
tools; a standard hardware upgrade and server virtualisation. Other
key projects include an HR system upgrade.
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