Senior IS executive: Rhys Gould, group manager IS/CIO Reports to: Group executive — finance
Size of IS shop: 9
Mobile PCs: 440
Hand-held devices: 60
Total screens: 1660
Industry: Construction and engineering services
PC environment: Windows XP, HP, Toshiba
Server environment: Windows 2003, HP, IBM
Address: 29 Sir William Pickering Drive, Christchurch
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
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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