|[January 22, 2013]
Australian Department of Defense and Accenture Successfully Complete Major Milestone for Data Center Migration
CANBERRA, Australia --(Business Wire)--
Department of Defense, in collaboration with Accenture
(NYSE: ACN), has successfully completed a major milestone in the
migration of the Department's primary data center to a new facility in
Sydney, a core outcome of the Data Centre Migration (DCM (News - Alert)) project.
The migration is a key part of the Department's Strategic
Reform Program to consolidate data centers, and its IT environments,
in an effort to deliver AUS $1.9 billion in savings over the next
decade. As the Department's primary data center, the new Sydney facility
will house the core enterprise resource planning applications including
payroll, human resources, finance and logistics.
"The successful completion of this significant and complex data
migration project will assist the Department in realizing its
cost-savings goals under the Strategic Reform Program. Importantly, the
project will deliver Data Centre agility and IT operational
effectiveness for the Department's business critical applications
including HR, finance and logistics," said Matthew
Gollings, who leads Accenture's (News - Alert) Defense business in Australia.
The seamless data migration of the primary data center will lead to
savings on support and equipment costs, enhanced delivery o information
and communication services and reduced energy consumption by the
"I am thrilled with the recent data center migration, a major milestone
within the Strategic Reform Program," said Matt Yannopoulos, chief
technology officer, Australian Department of Defense. "The success of
what has been a significant and complex journey is a result of
Accenture's extensive engagement with many parts of the Chief
Information Officer Group and the wider Defense organization, and their
global experience in data centers."
The Data Center Migration Project is one of a number of projects
Accenture is completing for the Australian Department of Defense.
Accenture was recently awarded
a five-year contract as the Department's Human Resources
Applications Sustainment partner, as well as a contract to complete
design of a modern human resource IT capability under JP2080
Phase 2B.1. of the Department's Defense Management Systems Improvement
Learn more about Accenture's global defense business including recent
contract wins with the Norwegian
Armed Forces, UK
Ministry of Defense, U.S.
Air Force, U.S.
Navy and the U.S.
Defense Logistics Agency.
Learn more about Accenture's Defense
& Public Safety business, Turning Insights into Outcomes
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in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience,
comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions,
and extensive research on the world's most successful companies,
Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
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