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Enterprise IT, News - Thursday, March 20, 2014 16:47 - 1 Comment
news The Commonwealth Treasury has flagged plans to take a significant new step in the ongoing renewal of its internal IT infrastructure through a project that will focus on the delivery of virtual desktop PCs, virtualised applications, secure corporate data to mobile devices and the creation of a corporate “app store”.
The agency is a relatively small department within the Federal Government, with its most recent Annual Report listing 949 staff. However, it has wide-ranging influence in the setting of key policies around micro- and macro-economic reform, as well as managing the economy and working with other government departments and agencies on financial matters.
The Treasury currently runs a fairly traditional desktop PC environment based on Windows 7, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office, with Citrix’s XenApp software providing remote access to applications. However, it has also taken several major steps over the past several years to modernise its IT infrastructure, deploying Cisco IP telephony from 2011 to replace its legacy PABX platform and flagging plans 12 months ago to dump its fleet of BlackBerry mobile phones in favour of the iPhone 5S. It also uses iPad and Microsoft Surface tablets. Continue…
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