Technology services company Fujitsu has won a three-year contract extension with the Department of Defence (DOD) worth $170 million.
The distributed computing centralised services contract with Fujitsu A/NZ will help a major transformation within the department to manage change within its ICT environments.
The contract, which was first awarded in 2010, includes provision of service desk, service catalogue, information technology service management tools support, processes, and resource based tasking for server and desktop, email and groupware.
According to a Fujitsu company statement, the Department of Defence is investing heavily in driving significant performance improvements and efficiencies across its network, desktop and datacentre environments.
"It is expecting a peak of ICT activity during 2014-15, due to a number of significant projects planned for this period," the statement said.
Fujitsu A/NZ chief executive Mike Foster said the company had engaged in a major transformation program that was helping the DOD better manage and optimise change within its ICT environments.
"Service management is a core focus for us across the region and this engagement highlights the strength of Fujitsu across this domain," he said.
"We view the contract extension as confirmation of the excellence of our service delivery to Defence - one of our most significant customers in this region.
"In the 16 years of engagement with Defence we have invested in the development of a dedicated workforce for the Department that currently numbers over 500 people."