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Australian Department of Defense and Accenture Successfully Complete Major Milestone for Data Center Migration

The Australian Department of Defense, in collaboration with Accenture (NYSE: ACN), has successfully completed a major milestone in the migration of the Department’s primary data center to a new facility in Sydney, a core outcome of the Data Centre Migration (DCM) project.

The migration is a key part of the Department’s Strategic Reform Program to consolidate data centers, and its IT environments, in an effort to deliver AUS $1.9 billion in savings over the next decade. As the Department’s primary data center, the new Sydney facility will house the core enterprise resource planning applications including payroll, human resources, finance and logistics.

“The successful completion of this significant and complex data migration project will assist the Department in realizing its cost-savings goals under the Strategic Reform Program. Importantly, the project will deliver Data Centre agility and IT operational effectiveness for the Department’s business critical applications including HR, finance and logistics,” said Matthew Gollings, who leads Accenture’s Defense business in Australia.

The seamless data migration of the primary data center will lead to savings on support and equipment costs, enhanced delivery of information and communication services and reduced energy consumption by the Department.

“I am thrilled with the recent data center migration, a major milestone within the Strategic Reform Program,” said Matt Yannopoulos, chief technology officer, Australian Department of Defense. “The success of what has been a significant and complex journey is a result of Accenture’s extensive engagement with many parts of the Chief Information Officer Group and the wider Defense organization, and their global experience in data centers.”

The Data Center Migration Project is one of a number of projects Accenture is completing for the Australian Department of Defense. Accenture was recently awarded a five-year contract as the Department’s Human Resources Applications Sustainment partner, as well as a contract to complete design of a modern human resource IT capability under JP2080 Phase 2B.1. of the Department’s Defense Management Systems Improvement program.

Learn more about Accenture’s global defense business including recent contract wins with the Norwegian Armed Forces, UK Ministry of Defense, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency.

Learn more about Accenture’s Defense & Public Safety business, Turning Insights into Outcomes

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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