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Computer One helps secure Pacific Islands fisheries

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SUMMARY

  • Computer One’s service area extends deep into the Pacific
  • A key client is the Forum Fisheries Agency
  • We are helping the agency update and protect its systems

There are more than 2,100 kilometres between Computer One and our client, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), but despite that distance we’re still able to help the agency update its systems to deliver more stability and higher security to all the people that rely on it.

FFA’s role is to coordinate the multi-national effort to manage the fishing resources of the Pacific Islands. Its mandate is:

  1. to enforce security over the fishing grounds (covering as much as 30-million square kilometres, or roughly 6% of the Earth’s surface),
  2. to promote sustainable fishing practices for member nations, and
  3. to contribute to an economic development agenda for the region.

We are currently working with the Agency’s IT team to migrate its file server, network management, backups, security and printing to suitable Windows Server versions. We’re taking the lead role on the project, coordinating with third party software vendors to ensure that our design is compliant with the requirements of their products.

The project will help the agency avoid threats to productivity through exploitation of security vulnerabilities in legacy systems, which are now out of support. Plus, we are using the opportunity to clean up some legacy issues that have accumulated over time.

The end result will be a stable and secure system that supports the work of FFA and all its partner organisations over the next 5-10 years.

It’s not the first job that Computer One has performed for FFA. We have previously overhauled local network communication and connectivity across several buildings and provided new network monitoring configuration.

Project Engineer Ben Hocking, who has been to site, says, “FFA has a big job to do, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful place to work or friendlier staff. I’m looking forward to travelling back again once we’re allowed to fly in.”

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