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Upgrading Fijian Elections Office And DATEC Sign Agreement

Datec Fiji Limited is proud to be the solution provider for the Fiji Elections Office (FEO) as they undertake the mammoth task of preparing for and running the upcoming election.
29 Sep 2017 10:00
Upgrading Fijian Elections Office And DATEC Sign Agreement
From left: Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem and Datec Fiji Limited general manager Ateen Kumar during the contract signing at the Fiji Elections Office in Suva on September 28, 2017. Photo. Lusiana Tuimaisala

Datec Fiji Limited is proud to be the solution provider for the Fiji Elections Office (FEO) as they undertake the mammoth task of preparing for and running the upcoming election.

General Manager Ateen Kumar announced this during the contract signing of the Result Management Information System (RMIS) at the FEO in Suva yesterday.

The RMIS was developed in 2014 by Datec, and it refers to the processing of information through computers and other intelligent devices to manage and support managerial decisions within an organisation.

Mr Kumar said they would be providing enhancement of the RMIS to the FEO in order to assist them in swiftly retrieving results from the improved RMIS.

Through the company experience and expertise the enhanced RMIS will definitely be of great assistance to the team at the Elections office.

Elections Supervisor, Mohammed Saneem, said we are on Election mode and we are in the process of doing the final enhancement to our RMIS for the next general election.

Mr Saneem said the FEO had procured the development of the RMIS prior to the 2014 general election from Datec.

“The RMIS was actually something based on the 2006 RSIM, although as we were all aware of the result calculation and tabulation material was different but the core structure was based on the 2006 design of the RMIS which was also done through Datec.”

“So with this long standing history and experience in the design of this sensitive software, Datec was our preferred supplier for the enhancement we needed to do.”

From the 2006 design the key thing was the inclusion of the double blind data entry.

Mr Saneem said this is to ensure that data entry in terms of results for the election is done accurately by their data entry personnel.

“This is a systematic approach of identifying and removing errors actually and this was visible in the 2014 final result when you take the protocol of the result from polling venues and compare it with the result that was published in the system.”

Edited by: Mohammed Ali

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