Dimension Data has inked a three year AU$40
million contract to provide managed services for the South
Under the contract, Dimension Data will
manage monitoring, break/fix services, administration and support
for the government's data network. Around 200 government agencies
use the network.
"As part of the core managed service, we are providing
government agencies with real-time visibility of their networks
and the status of key devices -- which proved to be a really
influential offering in our proposal," said Steve Nola,
Australian chief executive officer of Dimension Data.
Other services to be provided include intrusion detection and
prevention, network and security consulting and advisory
services, threat analysis and response and vulnerability
The contract had created 24 new jobs in South Australia,
according to the government. Eighteen of these were technical
This contract was part of the government's AU$250 million
Future ICT procurement program, which is expected to announce two
similar deals for Internet service provider and mainframe
services during April.