Wellington’s regional council, now known simply as Greater Wellington, is rejigging its intranet with the aim of sparking greater interest among staff. As part of the development, it has put out an information request on content management software.
“We’re just tidying the intranet up, it’s not a big development,” says spokesman Steve Moate. Part of the aim of the refurbishment will be to give the network a more consistent look and feel, he says.
The intranet gives staff access to about six major databases and potentially has 300 users, he says; but at present “it’s one of the great unused things of council”. The rejig will, council hopes, increase staff use of the network.
Meanwhile, Greater Wellington is in the final stages of its document management project, using Hummingbird PowerDOCS.
“It’s come in on budget, and users are gradually getting used to working with it,” though more training is needed, Moate says.
The main aim of the document management system is to apply the same management standards to electronic documents as are already in place for paper documents in the council.