Oceana Gold is the first commercial organisation in New Zealand to implement classification software Titus.
Originally developed for the Canadian government, Titus has been widely deployed by the US military – including the Joint Chiefs of Staff – Interpol, most of the UK police forces, a major German bank, and 30 Australian government agencies.
Oceana Gold, which is headquartered in Melbourne and operates a mine in the Philippines as well as its New Zealand operations, went to market to find classification software that links with Microsoft SharePoint. The company is a Windows shop.
“We were looking for something to give permissions, and security, for content types,” says IT manager Jeff Nam. “Titus was the only way, we found, after several discussions with vendors.” The software is sold in New Zealand by ITB Distributors.
“Most of our data is stored in three different libraries and each department has different needs,” he says. “Titus simplifies security.
“We installed it in May and tested it extensively before we went live. It’s absolutely doing the job.”
Oceana Gold has around 450 users. The software is licensed on a per-user basis. There is no server involved and it is easily deployed to the desktop. There are four tools, covering email, desktop – everything else including images and PDFs – documents, and SharePoint, where metadata security and classification software is provided.