Datacom wins big with Western Australian ICT deal

Datacom has been named one of three successful suppliers to deliver Western Australia’s (WA) new GovNext-ICT initiative alongside NEC and ATOS, according to ARN.

The multi-billion GovNext-ICT programme means that Datacom will assist the state government to change from an owner and operator of ICT infrastructure to a consumer of ICT services.

The new contract means that the WA government will consolidate its existing infrastructure into small, interconnected data centres.

Datacom group chief executive officer Jonathan Ladd said that the company would help the government transition to its new platforms.

“We look forward to working with the government to successfully transition its agencies to these new platforms, providing the world-class infrastructure and support to match the government’s vision for truly 21st century governance – flexible, efficient and cost effective,” Ladd said.

WA innovation minister Bill Marmion said that Datacom would help bring the state into the digital future.

“The appointment of Datacom as one of three suppliers of ICT infrastructure to the Western Australian Government marks the beginning of an exciting new digital era for the public sector,” Marmion said.