Unisys and New Zealand Transport Agency Honoured

Published: Mon 22 Sep 2014 04:37 PM
Unisys and New Zealand Transport Agency Honoured With Special Recognition Award at 2014 ISG Paragon Awards
Award recognises 20-year mutually beneficial sourcing relationship in ITO for client and service provider
Unisys (NYSE:UIS) Corporation and its client, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), have been honoured jointly with a Special Recognition Award at the 2014 Information Services Group (ISG) Paragon awards for Australia and New Zealand.
The award recognises a twenty-year relationship, including a recent business transformation program to increase the agency’s flexibility and reduce the cost of its IT infrastructure that included the migration of more than 1.7 billion driver and vehicle records.
“Unisys showed a clear understanding of our business goals and the need to use IT to meet them. They designed and implemented an innovative transformation program that modernised our existing systems by migrating them onto a Windows platform. This reduced system complexity and increased flexibility as well as provided the opportunity to develop new online and mobile channels to engage with customers. We are delivering our business transformation without the need to completely rip out and replace our systems, and continued to deliver services to our customers in the process,” said Mr Craig Soutar, the NZTA’s CIO.
The NZTA estimates that it avoided approximately NZ$80 million through the modernisation effort compared to the cost of replacing the registry systems.
ISG’s Paragon Awards celebrate and promote organisations and relationships within the sourcing community that have demonstrated high performance leadership and best practices in the sourcing and service management fields.
Mr Steve Griffin, country manager, Unisys New Zealand said: “We are delighted to accept this award with NZTA. Our two-decade relationship with NZTA thrives on collaboration as well as mutual understanding of the relationship between business and IT goals. Long term relationships are an opportunity to use deep shared knowledge as a platform for continued improvement. For example, most recently we worked together to develop a modernisation program that allowed NZTA to meet its business transformation goals to reduce costs, reflect business changes quickly, and offer new service channels to citizens.”

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