Law firm Minter Ellison is on the verge of
signing an outsourcing deal with Optus-owned services unit Alphawest encompassing
disaster recovery and Web hosting.
The company last year selected Alphawest
as preferred supplier after conducting a tender process.
Minter Ellison director of technology Peter Westerveld said
his department had identified a number of areas that
could be outsourced and were looking at shifting the law firm's ICT equipment to an off-site data centre.
"Our rooms are not of the quality of an N [level] data
centre," he said.
However, he stressed that Alphawest was only the preferred tenderer,
and that no deal had yet been signed.