Wellington-based Datacom Systems says it has won further e-government work, but it cannot say what it is.
Last week, the company launched an online electoral registration system, which it brands as “one of the major e-government sites”.
Datacom says it initially built the Electoral Enrolment Centre’s systems four years ago and has since maintained and upgraded it.
Software and programming business unit manager Graeme Beasley says the system uses a local back-end, Java front-end and a variety of middleware. “We see that as the way forward. It is something the government is very keen on,” he says.
Beasley says Datacom has a big government project “on the go at the moment, but we are not allowed to talk about it”.
The election registration site, he says, took four months to build using four part-timers and was a five-figure project.
The www.elections.org.nz website was launched by IT Minister Paul Swain and Associate Justice Minister Margaret Wilson.
The site lets people check their status and details, and enrol and update their details online. It also outlines aspects of the electoral system, includes election results, electoral maps and explains the voting system.