Government seeks proposals for cloud computing service
Hon Chris Tremain
Minister of Internal
13 March 2013
Government seeks proposals for cloud
Internal Affairs Minister Chris
Tremain has announced that the Department of Internal
Affairs is seeking proposals for an all-of-Government
Desktop as a Service (DaaS) contract.
“Desktop as a
Service will make government workplaces more flexible by
enabling people to access their own desktop from different
locations, rather than being tied to their own computer. The
service would make it possible to access the same desktop
and applications from different PCs, or from a laptop or
tablet,” says Mr Tremain.
“It also improves security
by storing data centrally rather than on individual devices,
and will enable standardised services across government.
“Four government agencies have indicated they want to
use the service as soon as it becomes available, and a
further nine intend to implement it over the next two years.
“Desktop as a Service is a cloud-based service and part
of the Government’s wider cloud computing programme. Cloud
technology is revolutionising the way we think about ICT and
will improve collaboration, efficiency and cost savings
The Department of Internal Affairs
Request for Proposal can be accessed on the Government
Electronic Tendering service: http://www.gets.govt.nz/default.aspx?show=HomePage
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