Thursday, 09 January 2014 13:13

Unisys secures $52 million ADF contract extension

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Global IT service group Unisys has secured a $52 million contract extension with the Australian Department Defence to provide IT support for 100,000 defence personnel.

Under the contract Unisys will provide IT support services including network security and infrastructure support, as well as server and desktop support to 100,000 end users based at 460 ADF locations across Australia, including the navy, army and air force.

Unisys also provides support for joint service and international military exercises, and has supported emergency disaster responses such as the recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains and Queensland floods.

Scott Whyman, vice president and general manager, Unisys Global Managed Services Asia Pacific said that since taking on the ADF contract in 2008 Unisys has standardised IT support processes nationally, refining delivery processes and procedures to deliver a high-quality service experience more efficiently.

“We are delighted to continue our relationship with the Australian Department of Defence.  

“Unisys has a highly skilled and trusted field service workforce with the national reach to meet Defence’s geographic IT support requirements across metropolitan, regional and remote locations.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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