By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com
The Australian Department of Defence, in collaboration with Accenture has successfully completed a major milestone in the migration of the Department’s primary data center to a new facility in Sydney, a core outcome of the Data Centre Migration (DCM) project.
“The successful completion of this significant and complex data center migration project will assist the Department in realizing its cost-savings goals under the Strategic Reform Program. Importantly, the project will deliver Data Centre agility and IT operational effectiveness for the Department’s business critical applications including HR, finance and logistics,” said Matthew Gollings, who leads Accenture’s Defence business in Australia.
The Data Center Migration Project is one of a number of projects Accenture is completing for the Australian Department of Defence. Accenture was recently awarded a five-year contract as the Department’s Human Resources Applications Sustainment partner, as well as a contract to complete design of a modern human resource IT capability under JP2080 Phase 2B.1. of the Department’s Defence Management Systems Improvement program.
The seamless data migration of the primary data center will lead to savings on support and equipment costs, enhanced delivery of information and communication services and reduced energy consumption by the Department.
“I am thrilled with the recent data center migration, a major milestone within the Strategic Reform Program,” said Matt Yannopoulos, chief technology officer, Australian Department of Defence. “The success of what has been a significant and complex journey is a result of Accenture’s extensive engagement with many parts of the Chief Information Officer Group and the wider Defence organization, and their global experience in data centers.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com