Menu
​Oracle signs off on major Kiwi Govt cloud agreement

​Oracle signs off on major Kiwi Govt cloud agreement

Government secures huge contract with global software vendor.

The Department of Internal Affairs has secured a pan-government agreement with Oracle – the second largest global ICT supplier to New Zealand’s government agencies.

The Acting Government Technology Officer Russell Cooke says the milestone cements an 18-month commitment from many agencies across government, “showing the strength of agencies working collaboratively”.

“This is a significant milestone for New Zealand’s public sector that will generate substantial savings and benefits for all government agencies,” he says.

Cooke says the agreement is projected to generate significant savings across the public sector over its initial three-year term, as well as time and resources through a simplified procurement process.

“We have established the New Zealand Government as a single customer, which has given us a number of direct benefits including the scale to negotiate more favourable and flexible terms, particularly around costs and minimum commitments,” he adds.

“This approach has enabled us to negotiate substantial savings and benefits tailored to government needs and requirements.”

Cooke says the agreement places the New Zealand Government in Oracle’s top 200 global customers, providing direct access to its strategic decision makers.

As a result, the Department of Internal Affairs, the lead agency for the agreement, will provide a representative to liaise with Oracle and attend global forums on behalf of New Zealand’s government sector.

“This is an exciting and important position for New Zealand that demonstrates the collaboration and collective strength that agency chief executives aspired to when we developed the Government ICT Strategy,” he adds.

“Our vision is to create a single, coherent government ICT system that enables a radical transformation of public services. Our agreement with Oracle is another big step towards achieving this goal.”

The agreement, which is closely aligned with the government’s ongoing ICT Strategy, allows Kiwi government agencies to make use of Oracle's cloud services to gain “substantial reductions” in cost, increased operational agility and improved security.

“Oracle is proud to be a part of this significant milestone for New Zealand’s public sector,” adds Robert Gosling, managing director, Oracle New Zealand.

“The agencies can also take advantage of the knowledge and experience Oracle has gained from working with government agencies world-wide, assisting them to transform themselves into smarter and faster-paced organisations that can keep step with the rapidly changing expectations of the people they serve.

“We are honoured to have been selected by the government to help accelerate the adoption of Public Cloud services in New Zealand.”

Follow Us

Join the New Zealand Reseller News newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags CloudgovernmentOracle

Slideshows

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016
​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel

Hewlett Packard Enterprise honoured its top performing Kiwi partners at the second running of its HPE Partner Awards in New Zealand, held at a glitzy ceremony in Auckland. Recognising excellence across eight categories - from distributors to resellers - the tech giant celebrated its first year as a standalone company, following its official split from HP in 2015.

​Hewlett Packard Enterprise honours high achieving NZ channel
Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
Show Comments