NSW Government hunts for suppliers to trial Cloud computing

Seeking Cloud-based email and desktop service providers

NSW Government is calling for expressions of interest as part of a comprehensive trial on Cloud computing.

In a statement, Minister for Finance and Services, Greg Pearce, said it would test multiple Cloud-based systems across different scenarios and environments to ensure they’re cost effective, secure and efficient. If the trial is successful, it would consider rolling the technology out across the whole government environment.

The trial will be made up of five pilot projects looking at email as-a-service, ERP as-a-service, share service multi-tenanted email as-a-service, infrastructure as-a-service, and desktop and collaboration as-a-service.

Suppliers have already begun working with WorkCover, Fire and Rescue NSW, the Department of Trade and Investment and Businesslink for cloud-based email, finance and case management services.

“Cloud based IT solutions are a large part of the future and the NSW Government is keen to take advantage of this trend to improve government services,” Pearce said.

“The trial will test technical and regulatory questions, as well as opportunities to reduce the Government’s annual ICT expenditure.

“Importantly we need to know whether NSW Government agencies and ICT suppliers have the technical capacity for the wider adoption of Cloud-based solutions across the diverse range of government services.”

The department will monitor and report on all the projects throughout the year.

Expressions of interest documentation can be found here with ID numbers 1300086 and 1300087 .

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