Industry News

Computer One helps secure Pacific Islands fisheries

Project IT Services. A tuna is swimming in the Pacific Ocean


  • 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

Despite the fact that there are almost 2,100 kilometres between Computer One and our customer, the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA), we’re still able to assist them in upgrading their systems in order to provide more stability and security for everyone who relies on it.

The objective of the FFA is to organise the international effort to manage Pacific Islands fisheries. 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 Windows Server versions that are suitable. We’re in charge of the project; we’re talking with third-party software vendors to make sure our design is compatible with their solutions.

The objective of this project is to assist the agency in avoiding productivity-related dangers by exploiting security flaws in outdated systems, which are no longer supported. In addition, we’re taking advantage of the opportunity to eliminate some old problems that have accrued over time.

The end result of this initiative will be a sustainable and secure system that will enable FFA and its partner organisations to operate effectively for the next 5-10 years.

Computer One has previously done work for FFA. We’ve previously upgraded local network communication and connectivity throughout several buildings, as well as installing and configuring new network monitoring equipment.

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.”

Project IT Services. A tropical island with light waves breaking on a beach


Our Address


1300 667 871 or +61 7 3220 0352

Brisbane Office

Level 5, 488 Queen Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000

Sydney Office

Level 21, 133 Castlereigh Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Melbourne Office

Level 28, 303 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Our Services

Industry Expertise