Posts by John Holley

  • Speaker: The Uncomfortable Silence,

    Thank you.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Crowded houses,

    From my perspective the accommodation supplement must surely be part of fuelling the increase in property prices. Why would I not invest in property when I know the tax payer is going to effectively guarantee a return to me?

    What would happen if all that accomodation supplement money was redirected into affordable social housing where your rent was going to be 1/3rd of your income?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Roger,

    The Auckland Council GIS viewer was the regional viewer delivered prior to the Auckland Council formation. All the councils in Auckland contributed, with the ARC being the lead.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Absolute IT (head office in AKL) and Madison are recruiters and provide temps/perm/contractors to Council.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to nzlemming,

    :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Bart Janssen,

    In the ARC's case, the business owners (GMs) owned the projects, not IT. So the business owners were clear on what they wanted to achieve against the budget/timeline they had.

    It is always a problem when IT "does" a project/implementation for some part/all of an organisation. In my experience you get much better results when IT supports the project - there are no such things as IT projects, but there are projects that have IT dependencies :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to TracyMac,

    Well we had two SAP projects at the ARC that were on budget/time and delivered the promised benefits, Asset Management with live linkage to GIS (SAP Plant Maintenance and ESRI GIS) and Sales & Distribution for managing costs/resources/billing for all RMA consent applications. (3 months to implement)

    In both cases we took the out of the box "best practise" configurations and actively worked to avoid customisations, modifying business processes where possible.

    Don't blame the technology. The issue is when organisations try to panel beat complex business systems (Finance, HR etc.) to match legacy business processes.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity, in reply to Moz,

    I just disable it on the fly, view the page and turn it back on again.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity,

    Should also point out that Deloitte was the lead, not SAP, on the original tender response.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The unstable Supercity,

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 138 posts Report Reply

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