Vendors chosen for Qld exchange project

The Queensland Government has picked the vendors to nurse it through its massive roll-out of Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 80,000 public servants.

The Queensland Government has picked the vendors to nurse it through its massive roll-out of Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 80,000 public servants.

(Credit: Tourism Queensland)

There were four contracts on offer within the CITEC managed identity directory and email services project which have been snapped up by three vendors.

According to a spokesperson for the department, IBM has won the contract for identity management. Some 250,000 identities will be migrating.

Data#3 has been hired for the content filtering and email archiving, which will use Symantec enterprise vault.

Dimension Data has received the meaty job of migrating the government to the new system.

The government was unable as yet to provide pricing information for the deals. There will be no additional tender for Microsoft licences as the government will use its existing whole-of-government Microsoft licensing agreement for the program.

The departments and agencies whose users will be migrated onto the centralised email platform are already using Exchange, but some installations of IBM's Lotus Notes/Domino and Novell's GroupWise platforms remain throughout the state government.