Govt breaks up Fujitsu hosting deal

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Govt breaks up Fujitsu hosting deal

New contracts needed after Climate Change dept abolished.

The Coalition government and its new Environment department have split one of the country’s largest managed hosting deals after doing away with the Climate Change department following the federal election.

The former Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency signed a contract with Fujitsu for a managed hosting deal in January this year, worth $12.7 million over five years.

Following the Coalition’s win in the September federal election, Prime Minister Tony Abbott acted on a previous pledge to dismantle the Climate Change department and merge elements of it with the Environment department, which will now oversee climate change policy.

As such, the government was forced to renegotiate the $12.7 million hosting deal and split it between two bodies which previously fell under the Climate Change department.

The Clean Energy Regulator will be served by $10.2 million of the Fujitsu platform hosting service until December 2017.  

Fujitsu will host both internal and external systems on its infrastructure, including the regulator’s CRM, intranet and liability management systems, as well as its emissions and energy reporting system, which is external-facing and supports the national greenhouse and energy reporting legislation.

Fujitsu confirmed the remaining $2.5 million goes to the former Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET), which has now been absorbed into the new Department of Industry.

The Industry department declined to comment on the arrangement while the major functions of the former DRET are moved into Industry. It said IT arrangements were currently being assessed. 

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