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Empired signs $20 million Rio Tinto deal

Empired has won a $20 million contract with Rio Tinto to provide application managed services for more than 170 applications.

The five year deal will see Perth-based Empired providing application support and project services for applications across a range of technologies, including legacy platforms, Oracle and Microsoft applications including .Net, SharePoint and CRM.

The applications are largely technical systems used in the management of field operations spanning mining, processing, rail and port facilities, Empired says.

The contract is the latest in a line of big wins, with Empired recently signing a $12 million contract with New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries and a managed services contract with Toyota.

Russell Baskerville, Empired managing director, says the latest deal will leverage the company’s extended Microsoft capability brought about through its acquisitions of OBS, eSavvy and Intergen.

“These acquisitions have been pivotal to our strategy and this win vindicates our strategy to leverage the broader capability to win large multi-year contracts,” Baskerville says.

Empired says it has a strong pipeline of large strategic contracts it is pursuing and it is confident of securing additional new contract wins ‘in the near term’.

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