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gen-i strengthens specialist government division

WELLINGTON, Thursday 15 November, 2001 - Internet integrator, gen-i limited announced today the establishment of its e-government practice, bringing together the skills and expertise developed over many years of delivering solutions and services to Government.

The practice brings together a wide range of business and technical skills, committed to supporting the government vision of enabling it to, “use information and communications technologies to provide better services and information electronically and to build a closer relationship between government and citizens .”

gen-i’s focus is to further endorse and support the e-government strategy by;

- Integrating gen-i’s systems and processes with e-government initiatives

- Participating in e-government working groups

- Developing applications and solutions that deliver government services online.

“It is evident that the government is committed to e-business development and building on the foundations that it set in place in its first year,” says gen-i’s Mike Malthus, gen-i Government Client Manager.

“gen-i continues to build a strong presence in Wellington and our newly established government practice is further looking to contribute to IT business and e-government growth in New Zealand with high-end integrated solutions.”

The practice builds on solutions such as the web-enabling Department of Internal Affairs’ legacy systems, integrating XML processing into business-critical applications for Department of Corrections, and supporting the infrastructure for MAF’s secure electronic export documentation system.

gen-i’s services extend to support of IT Infrastructures, such as Citrix, Microsoft and Novell, collaboration and document management tools, and e-procurement facilities.

The company’s investment in e-government is demonstrated by its support of the emerging e-government interoperability framework (e-GIF ). “ gen-i’s partnership with organisations such as OpenText, Citrix, Brio and Microsoft, will turn the e-GIF concepts into real solutions for our clients” says Mike Malthus.

gen-i’s key government clients include -

- Department of Corrections

- Department for Courts

- Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

- Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

- Transfund

- Land Information New Zealand

- WINZ

- Child, Youth and Family Service

- NZ Fire Service

- Department of Internal Affairs

- NZ Defence Force

- Earthquake Commission

- Office of Film and Literature Classification

ENDS

About gen-i

gen-i limited is the first and largest New Zealand-based Australasian Internet integrator, focused on designing, building, implementing and supporting e-business solutions and systems for large corporate customers. With over 500 people, gen-i extends customer support worldwide - both online and through a network of service partners.

gen-i is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cullen Investments Limited.

For more information, please visit www.gen-i.co.nz


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