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VicRoads digital workspace created by Unisys


By Technology Decisions Staff
Thursday, 12 October, 2017


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VicRoads and Unisys will work together to create a hybrid cloud-based digital workspace for VicRoads’ 3500-strong workforce.

The workspace will be designed to increase employee effectiveness and collaboration.

“Victoria is growing rapidly with a million more people to call Victoria home in the next 10 years. VicRoads is based across Victoria with a 3500-person workforce. We want to be close to the communities we serve and need technology that supports a large and dispersed workforce,” said Dr Dale Andrea, VicRoads’ chief information officer.

“We selected Unisys to be our technology partner for infrastructure and digital workplace services not just because of the comprehensive offering but because they understood how we were rapidly transforming our workplace culture and the need to have a truly modern, flexible and collaborative workplace enabling us to deliver the innovative services that Victorians want.”

Under the seven-year contract, Unisys will modernise VicRoads’ workplace using Workspace Productivity as a Service (WPaaS) based on Microsoft Office 365 productivity software and services, delivering innovative workforce productivity capabilities including integrated communications such as Skype for Business voice-over-IP, instant messaging and conferencing.

As part of the engagement, Unisys will transform VicRoads’ current workplace infrastructure by migrating the existing on-premise data centre to a secure certified hybrid cloud environment, providing flexible on-demand services that can be quickly and easily scaled to meet the agency’s business needs. The WPaaS platform is delivered through both a private cloud, to meet the security and resilience requirements for sensitive information and systems, and through Microsoft Azure for all other workloads. The hybrid cloud will be managed by a single framework, the Unisys cloud management platform, to make it easy to manage and migrate workloads between the different cloud environments as requirements change.

Information in the hybrid cloud will be protected using Unisys Stealth(core), a software-defined security solution that lowers risks by using identity-based, micro-segmentation techniques and encryption to create segments within an organisation where only authorised users can access information, while those without authorisation cannot even see that those endpoints exist. The entire platform will be securely managed and monitored by a 24 x 7 managed security service.

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