The New Zealand Fire Service is embarking on a three- to five-year effort to overhaul the organisation's IT systems as a ministerial review promises far-reaching changes for the organisation.The Service is developing an enterprise architecture plan to define a blueprint for its technology emphasising increased consolidation, reduced maintenance costs and improved integration.
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New Zealand's lead state-sector authority has drawn a line in the sand to ensure government information security is not compromised by new "trusted computing" and digital rights management (DRM) technologies.The policies, released by the New Zealand State Services Commission (SSC) today, are an acknowledgement of the risks posed by the trusted computing and DRM initiatives being driven by international IT vendors and media organisations.
With legislation still to pass, the New Zealand tax department is already developing IT infrastructure to support the country's new voluntary superannuation scheme.The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) will spend between NZ$4 and $5 million upfront on the SAP-based project to develop the Central Administrator System (CAS) for the KiwiSaver program.
Acquisition is the second in six months as New Zealand-based TSG buys its way into UK and European markets.
While its global parent posts its worst quarterly results ever, Unisys in New Zealand is thriving.