ASG secures $11M “digital-first” deal with National Audit Office

ASG secures $11M “digital-first” deal with National Audit Office

Technology provider to offer cloud and desktop services

ASG has secured a $11 million contract to execute on the Australian National Audit Office’s (ANAO) “digital-first” approach, in a three-year deal designed to drive adoption.

Terms of the agreement will see the provider offer cloud and desktop services for the duration of the contract, as part of a widespread business transformation strategy.

As the agency shifts towards a digital environment, ASG has been tasked with ensuring the division continues to support the provision of audit services to the Commonwealth.

The core role of the ANAO is to improve public sector performance through independent audit and analysis, with findings reported to Federal Parliament, the Government and the public.

As a result, central to such digital plans will be supporting the ANAO’s transition to an “activity-based working model” to better support auditors, who are off-site and mobile for a majority of time.

Therefore, ASG will deliver a “tailored set” of as-a-service offerings including service desk, desktop, security and service management services, in addition to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities.

According to Dean Langenbach - COO of ASG - the provider’s “extensive experience” in delivering cloud-bases solutions to Federal Government was “crucial” to securing the contract.

“ASG was one of the first IT providers to partner with Federal Government agencies to deliver true digital transformation,” Langenbach said. “We have well-established methodologies and expertise, which we are looking forward to delivering for ANAO.

“We have a flexible commercial model, with agility built into the core of our contracts to ensure that our solutions are the best fit for each customer, delivering scalability, efficiency and significant cost savings.”

The contract comes as ASG continues to transition Airservices Australia to a secure cloud platform and full desktop-as-a-service as part of an $85 million contract.

As reported by ARN in April, the cloud platform will be delivered in partnership with Canberra-based cloud services wholesaler, Vault Systems, one of the first two Australian companies to be awarded with the "protected" level of certification from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), the intelligence agency that sits within the Department of Defence.

The five-year contract also allows for another five-year extension, according to ASG, with the project beginning three months ago.

In addition, ASG has also delivered digital transformation solutions at the Department of Communications and Department of Finance.

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