EDS Wins $487 Million Australian Taxation Office Contract Extension

edslogoEDS has won an AUS$608 million extension to an end-user computing and centralised computing services contract with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) that the firm has controlled for the past decade.  The original contract was due to expire in June 2010 but new the deadline will be June 2012 under the latest extension.  The ATO end-user computing environment consists of 28, 000 desktops and 4700 laptops, 1776 laser printers and 370 servers. 
ATO second commissioner David Butler said “The extension will help us manage transitional issues associated with engaging any providers who have been successful in our phased procurement program for ICT services. It will also ensure we’ll be in a good position to realise the long-term benefits associated with our overall sourcing program.”

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