MELBOURNE, Australia and BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that VicRoads has awarded a contract to provide state-of-the-art Digital Workspace Services to increase employee effectiveness and collaboration across the agency's approximately 3,500-employee workforce.
VicRoads – a new client for Unisys – plans, develops and manages the arterial road network and delivers road safety initiatives and customer-focused registration and licensing services for Victoria, the second most populous state in Australia.
"Victoria is growing rapidly with a million more people to call Victoria home in the next 10 years. VicRoads is based across Victoria with 3,500-person workforce. We want to be close to the communities we serve and need technology that supports a large and dispersed workforce," said Dr. Dale Andrea, VicRoads' Chief Information Officer. "We selected Unisys to be our technology partner for infrastructure and digital workplace services not just because of the comprehensive offering but because they understood how we were rapidly transforming our workplace culture and the need to have a truly modern, flexible and collaborative workplace enabling us to deliver the innovative services that Victorians want."
Under the seven-year contract, Unisys will modernize VicRoads' workplace using Workspace Productivity as a Service (WPaaS) based on Microsoft Office 365 productivity software and services, delivering innovative workforce productivity capabilities including integrated communications such as Skype for Business Voice-over-IP, instant messaging and conferencing.
Lysandra Schmutter, vice president Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific said, "We are helping VicRoads transform how the agency works by providing modern workplace technology services and tools to support enhanced productivity, mobility and collaboration. Such an environment promotes the creative and innovative thinking required to develop the citizen services and infrastructure to keep up with the changes in how we use our roads."
As part of the engagement, Unisys will transform VicRoads' current workplace infrastructure by migrating the existing on-premise data center to a secure certified hybrid cloud environment, providing flexible on-demand services that can be quickly and easily scaled to meet the agency's business needs. The WPaaS platform is delivered through both a private cloud, to meet the security and resilience requirements for sensitive information and systems, and through Microsoft Azure for all other workloads. The hybrid cloud will be managed by a single framework, the Unisys Cloud Management Platform, to make it easy to manage and migrate workloads between the different cloud environments as requirements change.
Information in the hybrid cloud will be protected using Unisys Stealth(core), a software-defined security solution that lowers risks by using identity-based, micro-segmentation techniques and encryption to create segments within an organization where only authorized users can access information, while those without authorization cannot even see that those endpoints exist. The entire platform will be securely managed and monitored by a 24x7 managed security service.
Mark Forman, vice president of the global Public Sector business at Unisys, said, "Unisys is committed to helping government agencies use technology and leading practices to meet citizen needs and address new challenges. VicRoads has a comprehensive strategy for reducing accidents, improving the environment and adapting to citizen and business needs in the digital economy. By proactively transforming their workplace, VicRoads is creating an environment to foster the innovation and operating capabilities needed to deliver on its strategy. We are excited to be selected as VicRoads' partner for modernization."
Unisys works with government clients globally to drive innovation and transform citizen-centric services through leading-edge digital initiatives, including cloud deployments, applications modernization, security solutions and advanced data analytics. Supporting more than 300 government organizations around the world, Unisys provides solutions that facilitate the transition to digital government. For more information on Unisys' Public Sector solutions and impact, visit www.unisys.com/industries/government/public-sector.
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