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The Sixth IBM NZ Business Partner Award: Smarter Computing

The Sixth IBM NZ Business Partner Award: Smarter Computing

Category Winner: Eagle Technology

Eagle Technology is the Smarter Computing category winner in the Sixth IBM business partner awards.

The company, founded by Corallie and Trevor Eagle in 1969, took the prize with a cloud-based GIS project to expedite map deployments for the Hamilton City Council.

Hamilton City Council (HCC) took advantage of the joint Eagle/IBM offering called ArcGIS Software as a Service (SaaS), where data and applica¬tions are hosted at IBM’s Highbrook datacentre and overseas giving the HCC an agile GIS platform, is costed on a ‘per use’ basis.

HCC had only recently adopted ArcGIS and was in the process of developing a Flex-based map viewer to provide information to Hamilton ratepayers. Eagle approached HCC about the ArcGIS SaaS.

“The cloud represents a huge opportunity for organisations to deploy mapping solutions,” says Matt Lythe, sales manager at Eagle Technology. “In the past, it might have taken between six to nine months to deploy a web-based GIS solution that can be accessed by a wide variety of staff. Now we can carry out the same work in a matter of weeks. As a result, the return on investments is magnified and can be realised much faster.”

This is one of the first implementations of ArcGIS SaaS in New Zealand and combines in a variety of collaborative cloud-based services that source the spatial data from one host, a map template from another and the viewer, called the presentation layer from another. Eagle developed this product from a US-based template developed by ESRI, the GIS vendor, and localised it for the NZ market in conjunction with IBM’s datacentre solution.

“The solution has been the ideal fit for HCC,” continues Lythe. “They can scale up or down and deploy the presentation layer embedded in any number of HCC applications. The economics work for them also.”

More importantly, Eagle and IBM have devel¬oped a product that can be replicated throughout New Zealand to maximise sustainable revenue streams for both Eagle and IBM. Plus end-user organisations will be able to benefit from faster deployments, increased access to spatial data and greater returns on their investments.

Eagle was named the winner at the Sixth IBM business partner event in Auckland on October 18.


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