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Govt adds Unisys cloud framework to Marketplace
Tue, 7th Apr 2020
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Unisys has been accepted to provide cloud transition services based on Unisys CloudForte to New Zealand government agencies via Marketplace - an online market where agencies can access digital services delivered by suppliers.

Marketplace links suppliers with Government, creating a more streamlined approach to procurement for agencies looking for solutions.

It simplifies the initial primary procurement process, reducing the barriers for suppliers engaging with the government while making it easier for agencies to access innovation.

The Marketplace cloud transition services category covers cloud strategy, architecture, migration planning, transition execution, cloud optimisation, and operational handover of current end-user services into a public or hybrid cloud environment.

Unisys CloudForte is a comprehensive array of services designed to transform client organisations to a cloud environment.

“The New Zealand government has committed to making it easy for citizens to engage with Government using secure, smart and seamless digital services. This includes a requirement to use public cloud services in preference to traditional IT systems,” says Unisys Asia Pacific public sector vice president Shirley Harrod.

“However, successful cloud adoption requires alignment with the business transformation strategy and desired business outcomes. Unisys CloudForte services are designed to help organisations accelerate their cloud adoption, no matter where they are in the cloud journey - from legacy migration to new cloud design and deployment for hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Security compliance is build-in from the outset as CloudForte Compliance incorporates Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) principles and tools. Being part of Marketplace streamlines the process for government agencies to review and access our CloudForte services.

Research indicates that a holistic approach to cloud transformation, rather than a ‘lift and shift' approach, is fundamental for helping organisations achieve the business benefits and outcomes they expect.

According to the Unisys Cloud Success Barometer, the top reason more than half (58%) of New Zealand organisations reported they had not realised notable benefits from cloud computing, was because they had not integrated their migration plan into their broader business transformation strategy.

Unisys CloudForte is designed to enable and support the holistic IT and organisational change required to integrate cloud adoption into the overall business strategy.

The company has a strong track record working with government agencies as more than 300 government agencies worldwide, and 25 in Asia Pacific, use Unisys solutions.

Unisys offerings include security software and services; digital transformation and workplace services; industry applications and services; and software operating environments for high-intensity enterprise computing.