BLUE BELL, Pa., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has awarded a contract to Unisys (NYSE: UIS) to create a secure cloud-based email and collaboration platform, based on Google Apps for Government, to allow GSA employees to collaborate and work remotely from any location at any time.
According to GSA, the migration will result in a 50 percent savings over the next five years when compared to current staff, infrastructure, and contract support costs.
The five-year, firm fixed price task order was a competitive award to Unisys via GSA's Alliant contract. Unisys will provide transition, data migration, training and cloud based software as a service for the new environment.
The award will provide up to 17,000 GSA employees and contractors worldwide with enhanced collaboration services, including email with expanded storage, as well as full access to Google Apps collaboration tools. The cloud-based solution includes applications such as Google Gmail; Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites.
"We applaud GSA for boldly embracing the benefits of cloud computing to improve communications and collaboration across their diverse organization," said Ted Davies, president of Unisys Federal Systems. "We are excited to partner with our longstanding GSA customer to more effectively deliver their mission supporting other agencies and the U.S. citizens at a lower cost to the taxpayer."
The Unisys team also includes Tempus Nova, Inc. and Acumen Solutions.
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