ASG wins $18m govt gig

21/05/2015 - 12:22

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Local IT firm ASG Group has won an $18 million contract to provide its cloud platform to the federal government under a five-year term.

ASG Group chief executive Geoff Lewis.

Local IT firm ASG Group has won an $18 million contract to provide its cloud platform to the federal government under a five-year term.

In a statement, ASG said the Department of Communications was moving away from the traditional ICT delivery model through the adoption of the company’s secure government cloud platform.

ASG said it would provide the department with a sustainable, cost-effective and scalable pay-as-you-use consumption model.

Chief executive Geoff Lewis said the agreement followed significant investment ASG had put into its cloud computing model.

“Existing and prospective customers, including a number with which we are in negotiations with, are increasingly attracted to ASG’s unique offering of traditional services combined with the secure government cloud computing, with sophisticated partnerships of this nature,” Mr Lewis said.

 

See the full announcement below.


Department of Communications leading the move to secure Government Cloud

 

The Federal Department of Communications has signed a new 5 year contract with ASG Group worth $18 million that is leading the Federal Government’s move to Government Cloud.

As the Australian Government’s pre-eminent advisor on IT and communications, the Department of Communications is leading the move away from the traditional capital intensive ICT delivery model through the adoption of ASG’s Secure Government Cloud Platform.

The transition to cloud will position the Department with a sustainable, cost effective and scalable ‘pay as you use’ consumption model, in line with the Government’s ‘Cloud First’ directive. The Department’s Secretary Drew Clarke has said “This is an example of this Department being a leader in innovation by being the first to adopt this technology.

Moving our ICT infrastructure into the secure cloud will result in many efficiencies for this Department.” The new Contract will establish the Department as an ‘exemplar’ across the Commonwealth in the adoption of cloud based services. ASG CEO, Mr Geoff Lewis said this agreement follows ASG’s significant investment in their Secure Government Cloud computing model over the last few years, and their unique New World service offering.

This watershed partnership with the Department comes at a time when an increasing number of forward-thinking Government and private organisations are engaging with ASG to transform their operations to a more commercially efficient business outcomes model based on comprehensive utility services.  

“Existing and prospective customers, including a number with which we are in negotiations with, are increasingly attracted to ASG’s unique offering of traditional services combined with Secure Government Cloud computing, with sophisticated partnerships of this nature.” Lewis said.

ASG General Manager for Federal Government Mr Wayne Gowland said this arrangement is a significant step for Government in the adoption of a flexible and sustainable ICT provisioning model.

“The current model of owning, upgrading, refreshing hardware and software across individual Government Agencies is expensive and inefficient.

"This arrangement will provide the Department with significant cost and operational benefits and flexibility.”

This arrangement further cements ASG’s foothold in the Federal Government market, building on the recent successes with Tax Practitioners Board, Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Department of Defence.

The Department of Communication’s move paves the way for adoption of ASG’s New World Secure Government Cloud Service by other Federal Government agencies.

 

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