ASG to provide Windows 10 desktop as a service for Finance Dept


news IT services player ASG Group has inked a four-year agreement with government to provide a ‘desktop as a service’ solution for the Department of Finance.

The deal, which is worth over $29 million, will see ASG deliver a state-of-the-art Electronic Work Environment (EWE), allowing staff to access their data and applications securely from any device. The technology will enable employees to perform their work remotely, at any time.

ASG said its desktop as a service solution entails delivery of a new Windows 10 desktop service, Enterprise Mobility, Enterprise Voice, wireless, email, unified communications and collaboration services.

The solution is aimed to reduce the financial, operating and human capital previously associated with owning technology-based assets, and delivers a “complete package” in line with the current government ICT policy, said the company.

“This solution enhances productivity and efficiency by unlocking staff from the traditional workplace, providing a secure environment that follows them everywhere,” said Geoff Lewis, ASG’s CEO, in a statement.

ASG General Manager for Federal Government, Mr Wayne Gowland, commented, “This arrangement is a significant step for Government in the adoption of a flexible and sustainable Desktop as a Service model and will result in significant cost savings, operational benefits and flexibility”.

Shares in the group rose after the announcement, finishing the day up 9 cents (8.37%) at $1.165.

ASG has previously won contracts with the Department of Communications, the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and the Department of Defence.

Established in 1996, ASG Group is an Australian-owned IT business solutions provider, offering IT management and consulting services, business intelligence and thought leadership. The group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2002.