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Three days after Nigel Prince joined the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry as CIO, his ambitions were reined in.
“The chief financial officer told me about all the money I didn’t have to spend on all the whizzy stuff I thought I could do in the MAF environment,” he told a recent CIO Insights luncheon.
Around the table
• Phil Brimacombe, chief information officer, healthAlliance
These days CIOs increasingly find themselves being the de facto chief innovation officers in their respective organisations.
This development can be seen as recognition of the ICT division’s ability to see across the systems of the networked enterprise; or that technology, when harnessed well, can provide the prime competitive difference — be it in processes, operations, products and services — for the enterprise.
Until recently the University of Otago was depending on a 15-year-old accounts package called Counterbalance, which ran on minicomputers under the VMS operating system.
Unsurprisingly, Mike Harte, director of Information Technology Services, says the legacy system was well past its use-by date. “It was still a good, reliable engine room, but it was very difficult to use and lacked functionality. It was time to look at other things. We wanted something that was easier to use, had better reporting capability and all the things that you would expect in a modern financial information system.”