BLUE BELL, Pa. and TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced today that it was selected as the winning bidder of an open request for proposals by the State of Kansas – a new client for Unisys – to provide a hybrid cloud solution designed to help the state establish a secure and modern IT infrastructure for the state's executive branch.
The primary goal of the contract is to upgrade to a modern, secure environment while providing a lower overall operating cost for IT. The contract also will give the state access to a larger pool of highly-trained Unisys support and operations resources to complement the state's existing IT staff. Valued at approximately $40 million, the contract spans 62 months, followed by two one-year option periods.
Through the contract, the state will transfer ownership of its aging IT hardware to Unisys. Unisys will then replace that infrastructure with modern technology and access to the industry's leading cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, while giving workers the most efficient and secure digital government tools available.
"The State of Kansas is focused on the security of citizen information, operational efficiency and the flexibility to accommodate the unique needs of our agencies as well as the ever-changing demands of modern technology," said Lee Allen, executive branch chief information technology officer for the State of Kansas. "We look forward to seeing how Unisys will guide the state through this transition process and into a new operational reality."
Unisys will be responsible for the compute and data storage environment as well as operational support, including deployment, technology refresh, patching, troubleshooting and asset management. The state will retain responsibility for application development.
In addition, Unisys will offer a full range of related services, including data center and network security, compliance and audit support, server management and disaster recovery.
"This contract is designed to create efficiencies and reduce operating risk, while providing the digital environment needed for today's citizens and state workers," said Michael Morrison, vice president and general manager for Unisys in the United States and Canada. "Working with Unisys, the state will be able to deploy more modern and secure tools using a cost-effective shared-services delivery model. The contract squarely positions the State of Kansas as a best practices leader, using digital government services as a way to serve citizens more efficiently."
The contract, awarded to Unisys in the fourth quarter of 2017, is also available for use by all state agencies as well as non-state or quasi-government organizations such as universities and county or municipal agencies. It utilizes consumption-based pricing based on usage so that agencies pay only for the services they consume.
For more information on Unisys Digital Government solutions, go to www.unisys.com/digital-government.
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