Cape Australia was established in 2007 with the strategic acquisition of four key businesses that were united under the Cape brand, each with its own outsourced and largely incompatible IT systems. A consolidated IT solution therefore became a business imperative – an integrated solution enabling a disparate group of operationally and geographically diverse divisions to worktogether as a single, nationwide organisation.
Jason Cowie joined Cape Australia as CIO and Executive Manager (Business Services). Having successfully completed a similar challenge in his previous role as CIO for a large construction company, Jason was given the mandate to develop and oversee the implementation of a strategic IT plan that would deliver consistent IT services across the company.
Jason developed a plan that aimed to deliver a common suite of key applications to all users, with seamless access throughout all state and branch ofﬁces across the country. The implementation of the project, named ‘One-Way’, commenced in 2009.
One-Way incorporated the following key elements:
Datacom worked with Jason and his team to complete the detailed design, procurement and implementation of all elements of One Way. The project team consisted of specialists from across our server/storage, network and Microsoft practices, as well as project management services to ensure the project was completed on time and within initial budget estimates.
Jason Cowie - CIO, Cape Australia
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