Perth-based systems integrator and solutions provider, Alphawest, has been selected as one of three companies to provide records and information management systems (RIMS) for the government departments of New South Wales. During the four-year contract the state is expected to spend as much as $20 million on putting systems in place to manage digitally created information.
“This is very important for us because it will allow us to leverage existing relationships with government departments in New South Wales and introduce them to our information management capabilities,” national manager of information management for Alphawest, Mark Towers, said.
“Governments are becoming more electronic and need to adopt procedures for email and other forms of digitally created information that are already in place for traditional paper records.”
Towers said a number of NSW departmental audits had been carried out lately and he expected “reasonable activity” during the next 18 months.
The common use NSW government list may see a small number of firms added to the present tally of three but Alphawest will be in a position to bid for each contract as it is announced.
Alphawest has been a NSW government supplier for more than 20 years and has been responsible for providing hardware infrastructure and systems integration as well as a wide range of complimentary services such as security, disaster recovery and network communications. It has carried out similar projects for federal and Victorian government organisations.