The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) is putting some of its critical infrastructure and services in the hands of Unisys Corporation.
The DIBP has signed a three-year contract with the security and data analytics company, which has the potential value of AU$77.7 million.
Extending an already existing partnership, Unisys will continue to provide service desk and end-user computing services to DIBP through to June 2021. The contract includes 24x7, first level service desk support for all immigration systems and infrastructure support for the Department’s mid-range equipment.
“International airlines, freight companies and travel agents all need to interact with DIPB’s immigration systems, and the combination of Unisys’ domain knowledge, technology and experience delivers the seamless electronic process they expect,” comments Lysandra Schmutter, vice president, Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific.
“Effective communication between these systems is critical to allow the Australian Government to check and manage who and what is coming into Australia in a timely manner, while preventing unnecessary delays to legitimate people or cargo entering the country.”
Serving commercial and financial markets, Unisys specialises in working with government clients, driving digital initiatives from cloud deployments, data analytics and application modernisation, to security. Supporting more than 300 governments, Unisys provides solutions that facilities the transition to a digital government.
Mark Forman, global head of Public Sector business at Unisys, says, “Australia is a global leader in the use of technology to secure a country's borders.”
“Border security technology is evolving rapidly and that technology must be maintained at a high level of reliability to ensure availability around the clock - to protect the border while facilitating international trade. We continue to build the global expertise needed and are proud to have been chosen to continue our support of DIBP.”