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Fulton Hogan

Fulton Hogan

2007 ranking: 62

Senior IS executive: Rhys Gould, group manager IS/CIO Reports to: Group executive — finance

Size of IS shop: 9

PCs: 1150

Mobile PCs: 440

Terminals: 10

Hand-held devices: 60

Total screens: 1660

Industry: Construction and engineering services

PC environment: Windows XP, HP, Toshiba

Server environment: Windows 2003, HP, IBM

DBMS: SQL

Address: 29 Sir William Pickering Drive, Christchurch

Website: www.fh.co.nz

Key IS projects this year: Version upgrades on key applications (JD

Edwards, Maximo, Weighbridge system); core IT infrastructure refresh

including DR; major projects system; enablement for growth projects.

THE INFORMATION SERVICES arm of civil engineering organisation

Fulton Hogan had a busy year in 2007, with the selection and trial

of a new laboratory system, an enterprise-wide content management

system and a payroll software implementation.

Desktops were upgraded to the Windows XP operating system and

an EMC storage area network solution selected. ICT systems of new

Fulton Hogan business acquisitions were integrated with Fulton Hogan

systems, as well as core business applications and systems including

JDE and Maximo.

A weighbridge system will be upgraded this year.

Fulton Hogan also transitioned to a new ICT services provider in

Gen-i and relocated its core data centre to a Gen-i data centre facility in

Christchurch. CIO Rhys Gould says the IS management of Fulton Hogan

has a positive view of mergers between large software companies.

ICT objectives for 2008 include the piloting of additional modules

of JDE for purchasing and billing, along with the selection and

implementation of transport management and HR systems. System

interfaces will be reviewed and application monitoring introduced.

“Fulton Hogan is also completing the implementation of an Enterprise

Architecture Framework involving a review of its current state, along

with some serious planning around future growth needs,” says Gould.

Other key initiatives include a disaster recovery project and WAN

implementation using technologies from Riverbed. Mobile communications

will be reviewed, as will service desk improvements and user

training.

Gould says Fulton Hogan’s business is geographically spread and

diverse. “Part of our role is to ensure the business operations know

about solutions that are working well and providing tangible benefi ts

in other locations.”

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