NEC to Play a Lead Role in the Digital Transformation of Western Australian Government
TOKYO, Jan 23, 2017
– (JCN Newswire) – The Western Australian (WA) Government has selected
NEC as one of three suppliers to lead GovNext-ICT, a whole-of-government
IT program operated by WA’s Office of the Government Chief Information
Officer (GCIO) that will help WA Government agencies to undertake a
Digital transformation of all their ICT Services. This includes the
migration of on-premise ICT infrastructure to a hybrid cloud
architecture on a unified state-wide network in a consumption based
The work being undertaken by NEC Australia as part of
GovNext-ICT positions the WA Government to fully exploit the emergence
of as-a-service consumption of ICT services, while improving its ability
to deliver modern and stable computing infrastructure.
Australia is proud to support a cutting edge technology project for the
Western Australian Government that allows each agency to control
technology costs on an as-needs basis,” said Mike Barber, Chief
Operating Officer at NEC Australia.
“The appointment of NEC as
one of three suppliers of ICT infrastructure to the Western Australian
Government marks the beginning of an exciting new digital era for the
public sector,” Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said. “The new
arrangements will modernise technology across government and provide the
technical platform for the State’s ICT Strategy Digital WA. We look
forward to working with NEC, and the two other suppliers, over the term
of this contract,” he said.
In partnership with NEC Australia,
the WA Government will realise up to 40 percent cost savings through
reduced licensing fees and infrastructure costs and improved efficiency.
The partnership will also help reduce costs in building management,
insurance, and hardware maintenance. Additional benefits to the
government include improved physical and data security, and more
resilient infrastructure to support disaster recovery and business
The multi-year contract with NEC Australia
covers data centre co-location services, private cloud services, public
cloud integration, network and communication services, identity
management and ICT operations.
WA’s agencies across education,
health, public safety, finance, transport, roads, community services and
more will benefit from the transition to a government-wide service
model that allows each agency to select the most appropriate solution
for their environment.
From the outset, the program will
allow agencies to limit technology costs to what they use, while
avoiding vendor lock-in and ensuring ongoing competitiveness during
Overall, the program aims to simplify
technology, improve inter-agency network connectivity and interaction,
and provide the community with transparent and efficient digital
NEC will implement a cloud brokerage service
that will enable Government agencies to consume infrastructure (IaaS)
and platforms (PaaS) under a utility model. This brokerage model means
that agencies can access the best-pricing for ICT services, with
standardised and easy to understand consumption payment models.
About NEC Australia
Australia is a leading technology company, delivering a complete
portfolio of ICT solutions and services to large enterprise, small
business and government organisations. We deliver innovative solutions
to help customers gain greater business value from their technology
NEC Australia specialises in information and
communications technology solutions and services in multi-vendor
environments. Solutions and services include: IT applications and
solutions development, unified communications, complex communications
solutions, network solutions, display solutions, biometrics, research
and development services, systems integration and professional,
technical and managed services.
For more information, visit NEC Australia at au.nec.com