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  • Movers and shakers: New head of IS at Fonterra

    Chris Barendregt leaves CIO role, and Carl Moore will head IS functions and the delivery of the global systems transformation at the dairy company.

    Written by Divina Paredes28 Nov. 13 14:12
  • Fonterra expands its SAP platform

    Dairy co-operative Fonterra is about to kick off a $110 million project that will convert its consumer branded business, as well as manufacturing plants in Australia and New Zealand, to systems based on technology from business software maker SAP.
    A team of executives and technology specialists is being put together to run the project. The implementation is expected to start in August and take three years to complete.

    Written by Brian Corrigan01 Aug. 10 22:00
  • Fonterra inks three-year contract with Gen-i

    Fonterra, New Zealand’s largest corporation, has extended its working relationship with Gen-i by including the supply of mobile systems using Telecom’s new XT network.
    The three-year contract extends the existing agreement between Gen-i and Fonterra for the supply of network infrastructure, network managed services, voice calling and access services. The contract also includes mobile services and the provision of XT mobile handsets and datacards, according to a Gen-i press statement.

    Written by CIO New Zealand staff01 Sept. 09 22:00
  • Reality check for cloudy ambitions

    IDC analyst Tim Dillon says enterprises should apply the “fitness for purpose” perspective when deploying cloud computing.
    “You will hear a lot of organisations touting it as a panacea to all the problems the organisation faces. This is not true,” he told those attending a recent Auckland briefing on cloud computing organised by AT & T.

    Written by Divina Paredes02 Aug. 09 22:00
  • Fonterra shifts to Gen-i for telco services

    Fonterra has gone live with the first of what it calls its direct telecommunications infrastructure services through Telecom's IT services unit Gen-i.
    Gen-i will provide wide area network (WAN) infrastructure and management services for Fonterra’s New Zealand and Australian sites, and desk telephony for the company's 47 global sites. Local area network (LAN) services for the New Zealand and Australian sites will shift to Gen-i later this year.

    Written by Computerworld NZ staff19 Jan. 09 22:00
  • Fresh lease on life

    Legacy system has a persistent negative connotation, reinforcing the idea of a millstone around an organisation’s neck.
    The typical legacy system was developed many years ago under different business conditions with a more primitive technology — yet it (or more often part of it) is too valuable to the business to get rid of.

    Written by Stephen Bell and Lachlan Colquhoun02 July 07 22:00