WA-based integrator, aCure Technology, has secured a contract to provide Novell design and implementation services to mining powerhouse, Mcmahon Holdings. The deal is part of a major upgrade of Mcmahon's back-end systems to introduce single sign-on capabilities across its Asia-Pacific operations.
aCure business development manager, Grant Farrow, said Mcmahon had purchased a plethora of Novell products including Open Enterprise Server and GroupWise software, Zen Asset Manager, exteNd portal and Professional Identity Management applications. The new items will replace its existing NetWare environment. The company will also install more than 20 servers as part of the overhaul.
aCure had already conducted a requirements analysis to determine which Novell products were suitable, Farrow said. It was now carrying out the implementation.
"We will work with Mcmahon staff to train them on the products and support," he said. "For example, with the Zen desktop management products, they will be maintaining their own systems. So we will help them implement these and they can focus on the management side."
The integrator had provided Novell consulting services to Mcmahon for about six years, Farrow said.
The contract is part of Mcmahon's Global One network project, which is based on providing all of its 700 staff with the same network access, identity management and security applications regardless of location.
Farrow claimed the company had chosen to work on a Novell platform after evaluating a number of technologies and vendors. The project will be completed in the next 8-12 months. Financial terms have not been disclosed.