Subscribe / Unsubscribe Enewsletters | Login | Register

Pencil Banner

Defence drops distributed computing initiative

Byron Connolly | Jan. 9, 2014
Defence said the project would "add more demand and complexity to the current program" and has instead awarded a contract extension to Unisys

The Department of Defence said on Thursday it won’t proceed with planned market testing of a Distributed Computing Bundle, which formed part of the agency’s massive ICT transformation program.

The planned bundle included all end user and desk side support services across Defence locations across Australia. It also comprised an ICT service desk.

Defence said it would make a decision on the longer-term delivery of ICT services through a distributed computing bundle over the next two years.

Defence said the ICT transformation program currently underway is "significant and complex and required the full focus of the ICT organisation with Defence."

“Another major procurement exercise would add more demand and complexity to the current program,” a Defence spokesperson said.

Instead, Defence has awarded a two-year $52 million contract extension to Unisys to provide IT support to 100,000 Defence users at 460 locations across Australia. Unisys has been providing support services to Defence since 2008.

Under the contract extension, Unisys is rolling out network security and infrastructure, and server and desktop support to the Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, and Royal Australian Navy. The company also provides support for joints service and internal military exercises.

Source: CIO


Sign up for Computerworld eNewsletters.

Building a better WAN: Detmold takes a leap of faith

Project management: 5 tips for managing your project budget

How to create a company culture that can weather failure

Is your workplace as smart as your workforce?

Estonia showcases the advantages of a digital society

Why eSIM is crucial for managing IoT

Building a better WAN: Detmold takes a leap of faith

Dell EMC addresses increasing demand for hyper-converged infrastructure in Singapore

Eaton opens office in Singapore

Macao Water builds enterprise asset management system to improve productivity

This is how we'll help 5G transform Malaysia’s communications landscape and smart cities, says new partnership

Malaysia's Mesiniaga enterprise cloud mandated by PCI DSS certification

Digital Malaysia: Penang teacher centre transforms into Digital Maker hub

Malaysia's Open Data journey ramps up to Asean scale with new accelerator

With an eye on WCIT 2020 in Malaysia, PIKOM delegation supports global ICT gathering in Taiwan