Senior IS executive: Greg Davidson, NZ CEO Reports to: Datacom Group board
Size of IS shop: 2675
Mobile PCs: 500
Hand-held devices: 0
Total screens: 3245
Industry: IT supplier
PC environment: Windows XP, Vista; Linux; Unix; HP; IBM
Server environment: Windows 2003, Linux, Other Unix, VMS, HP, IBM,
DBMS: SQL, DB2, Oracle, MySQL
Address: 106 Vincent Street, Auckland
Key IS projects this year: Varied including new data centre facilities
and new payroll systems and extension of wireless, mobile and VoIP
THE PAST YEAR has seen Datacom expand to more than 2800
staff across New Zealand, Australia and Asia. The Deloitte 100 ranks
Datacom in the top two companies in ICT by revenue, profi t and
Commensurate with its position as a significant supplier of IT
services to the public and private sector, Datacom understandably
ensures its own ICT systems and solutions are representative of what
it can offer customers.
The New Zealand arm of Datacom has projects running to establish
new data centres in Auckland and Wellington. The new facilities, which
are purpose-built, standalone structures, will each have capacity for
more than 500 racks — both caged and non-caged.
The Auckland project is the most advanced, with the facility set to
open in the first quarter of 2009. A start will be made on the Wellington
centre, drawing on the experiences of the Auckland project, before the
end of the year. The data centre initiative is another piece in the overall
capability development programme to cement Datacom as a credible,
independent provider and integrator in the deregulating telecommunications
market. Streamlining business continuity and disaster recovery
systems is an ongoing point of focus for Datacom.
Secure data centres running ITIL processes are located in Auckland,
Wellington, Sydney and Melbourne, with disaster recovery sites in
Auckland and Christchurch. Regular facilities include fi rewall security,
internal access, CA alarm/alerting, shared SAN storage and self-service
access to help desk, performance fi gures and control-centre statistics
and status. Datacom presently has a hybrid VoIP network covering
seven sites with expansion this year according to business demand.
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