Australian Department of Defense and Accenture Successfully Complete Major Milestone for Data Center Migration

Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST

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Primary data center moves to new state-of-the-art facility in Sydney 
CANBERRA, Australia--(Business Wire)--
The Australian Department of Defense, in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE:
ACN), has successfully completed a major milestone in the migration of the
Department`s primary data center to a new facility in Sydney, a core outcome of
the Data Centre Migration (DCM) project. 

The migration is a key part of the Department`s Strategic Reform Program to
consolidate data centers, and its IT environments, in an effort to deliver AUS
$1.9 billion in savings over the next decade. As the Department`s primary data
center, the new Sydney facility will house the core enterprise resource planning
applications including payroll, human resources, finance and logistics. 

"The successful completion of this significant and complex data migration
project will assist the Department in realizing its cost-savings goals under the
Strategic Reform Program. Importantly, the project will deliver Data Centre
agility and IT operational effectiveness for the Department`s business critical
applications including HR, finance and logistics," said Matthew Gollings, who
leads Accenture`s Defense business in Australia. 

The seamless data migration of the primary data center will lead to savings on
support and equipment costs, enhanced delivery of information and communication
services and reduced energy consumption by the Department. 

"I am thrilled with the recent data center migration, a major milestone within
the Strategic Reform Program," said Matt Yannopoulos, chief technology officer,
Australian Department of Defense. "The success of what has been a significant
and complex journey is a result of Accenture`s extensive engagement with many
parts of the Chief Information Officer Group and the wider Defense organization,
and their global experience in data centers." 

The Data Center Migration Project is one of a number of projects Accenture is
completing for the Australian Department of Defense. Accenture was recently
awarded a five-year contract as the Department`s Human Resources Applications
Sustainment partner, as well as a contract to complete design of a modern human
resource IT capability under JP2080 Phase 2B.1. of the Department`s Defense
Management Systems Improvement program. 

Learn more about Accenture`s global defense business including recent contract
wins with the Norwegian Armed Forces, UK Ministry of Defense, U.S. Air Force,
U.S. Navy and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. 

Learn more about Accenture`s Defense & Public Safety business, Turning Insights
into Outcomes 

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing
company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across
all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world`s
most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them
become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net
revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home
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