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

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

     Primary data center moves to new state-of-the-art facility in Sydney

Business Wire

CANBERRA, Australia -- January 22, 2013

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

“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$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is


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