QLD TAFE renews $41m Unisys deal

QLD TAFE renews $41m Unisys deal

Summary: IT services company Unisys today announced it had renewed its IT outsourcing contract with the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

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IT services company Unisys today announced it had renewed its IT outsourcing contract with the Queensland Department of Education and Training.

The agreement, which refreshes a 12-year relationship with the department, will see Unisys continue to provide IT services to all TAFE institutes across 90 campuses. The company will also service the Australian Agricultural College.

Signed November last year, the $41 million contract would provide two optional one-year renewals following the initial three-year term, Unisys said.

The company will support approximately 330 servers and 19,000 desktops, manage local and wide area networks, and provide help desk services to respond to approximately 75,000 support calls per year.

"Through this contract, Unisys employs more than 85 technology professionals based in Queensland, so this long-term engagement also demonstrates our commitment to the state," said vice president of Unisys Asia Pacific, Tony Henshaw.

Topics: Government AU, Government, Legal, Outsourcing

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  • Unisys Commitment to Queensland

    In the period 2000 to 2005/6 there were more than 350 Unisys employees in the State. Unisys had purchased a robust 120 staff member software development Qld company - QCom - in 2000. Today there is one third of the previous Unisys headcount employed in QLD, and QCom has been utterly destroyed with less than10 staff remaining. Unisys has shrunk its premises to less than one third of its previous occupancy in Milton. It has no State manager and little or no profile in the State. Profits go to the USA holding company. Henshaw is a complete nobody in QLD with no relationships in State government, and no strategic interest in growing "commitment" other than profits.The Unisys senior team don't give a toss about QLD, and State Govt hasn't got the courage to challenge and instead rewards them for their track record of disinvestment in QLD. If this shows commitment to QLD, then we are all being treated like fools, by a senor executive who is blatantly distorting the truth.
    anonymous
  • continue to provide

    All they will continue to provide is a "Unisys friendly" locked down environment that maximizes their profit at the expense of usability and innovation. Companies are there to make money but it should be by providing superior customer service. So much for the "Smart State" :(
    anonymous