Statistics NZ deploys FUJITSU Government Desktop-as-a-Service to enable secure access to critical applications for thousands of users, and real-time data collection
"Ultimately, we are a data agency so our value add is in data. We are trying to enable data for actual customer consumption, and that might be a business or it might be a user."
Statistics New Zealand’s purpose is to enable smarter decision-making by adding value to New Zealand’s most important data. The organisation aims to increase the value of data ten-fold in the next 15 years, requiring focused and coordinated effort across the data ecosystem. Building strong relationships with suppliers, stakeholders, and customers is the foundation of how it will ensure the availability of data and statistics for decision-makers, policy-writers, Mãori and iwi, businesses, community groups, and individuals.
After remodelling its offices to create a dynamic workplace and selecting technology to free its users from their desks and devices, Statistics NZ was about to start the deployment when disaster struck. A major earthquake destroyed its head office, and cut off access to IT systems.
Statistics NZ selected FUJITSU Government DaaS Service (GoDaaS) as the enabler for its vision. A six month rollout was planned to replace its aging desktop environment, but when disaster struck, plans changed. Within four days of the earthquake, thanks to Fujitsu GoDaaS, all 1,000 staff had a modern desktop environment that they could access from anywhere on any device.
- Staff can work from anywhere on any device
- Demand can be scaled up and down to meet project demands, the most extreme being the five yearly Census in which thousands of devices are needed for a short period of time
- Statistics NZ experts can work alongside the businesses they support, with full access to their desktops