ASG Group revealed today that it had signed a five-year $13 million contract with Qantas to provide application management services.
ASG will be assisted by IT consulting company Capiotech with the
contract, which will see the pair support the airline's financial
reporting and planning applications. The project will be managed
out of Sydney.
The contract added to another deal that ASG had signed in 2006 to provide IT systems integration and management
services for the airline's eQ Finance project.
"After working with Qantas for the past 30 months we're happy to
be selected to work with this customer again," ASG chief officer
sales and strategic operations Murray Rosa said in a statement.
He believed that receiving additional work from existing
customers was the key advantage in the current economic downturn.
"It is our strong, long-term relationships with blue chip clients
such as Qantas that will enable us to maintain a steady flow of new
work through the ongoing economic instability," he said.
contract followed on the heels of
another Qantas contract signed with Fujitsu to support the company's desktop, email, storage and
collaboration systems. Telstra had previously held the contract.
said earlier this month that it was also looking at
outsourcing the delivery of IT projects to IBM in an attempt to cut
costs. David Hall, executive manager of corporate services and
technology, said at the time that Qantas' IT spend was
going to be "significantly reduced" in future.
Qantas has seen a number of cuts since the global financial
crisis set in, including its former CIO Jamila Gordon, who was
made redundant in March this year.