Enduring Partnership with the Department of Corrections

Posted by Digital Channels Optimation on 11 October 2018

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Optimation is pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership with The Department of Corrections | Ara Poutama Aotearoa, by way of a multi-year extension to our Applications outsource, Development, and Maintenance Support services contract.

Since 2010, Optimation and our delivery partner HCL have undertaken the development and ongoing support within one of New Zealand’s largest IT applications outsource contracts (~8000 users), for the Department of Corrections.

Alastair Turrell,  the Department's Chief Digital Officer states “The Department is very pleased to be extending its long-running relationship with Optimation, and their key partner HCL. That relationship continues to provide high quality, good value and highly flexible technology support services to us, across a number of our key digital platforms.”

We believe smart technology can play a key role in supporting the Department of Corrections to achieve the Governments’ goal of reducing the prison population by 30%.

Following on from the major transformation of IOMS (the core Integrated Offender Management System) in 2017, as well as our support of the ‘High Impact Innovation Program’ with smartphone applications, the newly signed agreement extends and strengthens our relationship, and secures Optimation as the key partner for applications services in the Offender Management space.

We would like to thank the Department for their continued confidence in us, and look forward to continuing to service the day to day application needs, as well as support the Department and its other key suppliers in driving innovation that makes a difference for NZ society.

 Dept Corrections post