Dimension Data has snatched up a significant Queensland Government contract, which will see the global ICT solutions and services provider delivering a range of networking infrastructure and collaboration services to new offices at 1 William Street.
Expected to open in 2016, the 120,000m² building will house more than 5,400 public servants, with representatives from most government agencies.
The Queensland Government plans to enable the public servants working in the building with new working methods, including real-time video collaboration delivered ‘as-a-service’ and underpinned by Dimension Data's cloud infrastructure, according to the ICT provider.
These methods can also be implemented in future multi-tenant government buildings, Dimension Data says.
All of the new ICT services are designed to support and enable mobile working, with ‘always-on, anywhere and any-device’ access to government information and applications.
According to Dimension Data, the technology will allow the estimated 5,400 officers working across the 39 floors to achieve greater cross-agency collaboration, mobility, flexibility and provide for cost-effective common ICT services.
Rodd Cunico, Dimension Data Australia CEO, says the Queensland Government had embraced transformative technologies that deliver ‘best of breed IT services’ and drive greater productivity.
“The Government understands that technology is evolving rapidly and the traditional IT models of yesterday simply don’t cut it in today’s digitally-defined world,” Cunico says.
“Rather than adhering to the old-world model of purchasing and operating IT internally, the Government has embraced a consumption model, where it only pays for the services it uses.
“This not only dramatically reduces the total cost of ownership of its IT infrastructure, but also ensures thousands of public servants can work smarter and collaborate more effectively,” he says.
This contract is the culmination of a 'rigorous procurement process', the company says.
The services to be delivered include secure wired and wireless networking, follow-me printing and imaging, video conferencing and team collaboration platforms, along with the underpinning support services. Implementation of the IT services has begun and is expected to be completed by 1 July 2016, Dimension Data says.