Port of Hastings Development Authority
The Port of Hastings Development Authority was established in January 2012.
The Authority is responsible for managing existing trade at the Port of Hastings through the Port Management Agreement with Patrick Ports Hastings.
As a growing organisation, the Authority’s ageing ICT infrastructure was causing operational inefficiencies and diverting important internal resources away from core business activities. The acceleration of business activities, combined with a reactive and unplanned approach to IT management, resulted in business disruptions and high operating costs.
To overcome these challenges and to facilitate future growth, the Authority engaged AINS to:
- Design and implement a new ICT Enterprise Architecture; and
- Transition the Authority from its previous infrastructure to the new environment; and
- Provide ongoing and proactive management of the ICT infrastructure; and
- Provide ongoing delivery of IT services including Procurement Management services.
Based on the Authority’s present and future requirements, AINS designed and deployed a new Enterprise Architecture comprising new Data Centre hosting, Private Network, WAN optimisation, Highly Available ESXi Server, SAN, Virtual Servers, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server, LAN and WLAN infrastructure, FSSO VPN and Desktops.
With the new Enterprise Architecture framework, and with IT Services managed by AINS, the Authority achieved enhanced agility, increased security and improved worker collaboration, while increasing customer satisfaction. As the result, the Authority became more productive in its core business of developing and managing the Port of Hastings.