ASG CEO, Geoff Lewis, said the requirements of the end-to-end managed services project included the scope, design, build, test, deployment and decommission of a secure ICT solution to all event locations 'under strict conditions to provide value in the short and long term.'
Lewis said the main IT requirements were:
'¢ Provision of approximately 300 desktops and laptops with the necessary applications
'¢ Provision and deployment of over 230 phone handsets and phone lines
'¢ Internet access via nearly 500 data access points
'¢ Access to the Event Management System (EMS) via the internet
'¢ Extended access to the PM&C network via Citrix over the internet
'¢ Extended access to the PM&C network and
'¢ Providing facilities for printing, scanning and faxing
'While we are now a national company, ASG was founded in Perth so we were naturally excited to assist with this international event that showcases Australia to the world,' Lewis said. 'Having worked with PM&C for well over a decade we were confident we could meet their extremely high standards for not just technical excellence and stringent security, but also efficiency in terms of project budget.'
Lewis said that, as well as very high requirements around service provision and security, the project also needed to maximise the value of the department's investment over a longer time horizon.
'The technology design has introduced a remote office published desktop solution while also extending the PMC network. This provides immediate benefits in the delivery of this event while simultaneously building capability for the department well into the future,' ASG solutions architect, Deane Katsoolis said.
Katsoolis said that the final implementation had leveraged PM&C's significant infrastructure investments in Citrix, which meant that enhancements made to the department's Citrix environment for the conference would continue to deliver a positive return to the department well after the event.