Unisys inks $140m public sector contract

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Unisys inks $140m public sector contract

Major outsourcing deal with the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

Unisys has inked a four-year, $140 million contract with the Australian Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (DIMA) to provide a range of outsourced desktop services.

The desktop outsourcing contract covers selected end-user computing services, including service desk operations, business support services and applications support; as well as secure e-mail and Internet services.

Unisys anticipates the deal will involve streamlining IT services, particularly in resolving routine help desk queries, but also by reducing first-level calls. Unisys will also provide services to maintain the stability of the DIMA's IT infrastructure.

Tony Henshaw, vice president of outsourcing services at Unisys Asia-Pacific, said the firm’s ability to combine IT management services with security has been central to DIMA’s decision to outsource to Unisys.

“The Australian Federal Government market is a strategically important one for Unisys in the context of a strong international commitment to the public sector and we continue to make significant investments here,” added Henshaw.
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