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Ministry of Health adds DaaS to its as-a-service plans

Ministry of Health adds DaaS to its as-a-service plans

Desktop-as-a-service is being studied with any adoption likely to start this financial year

The Ministry of Health is scoping a DaaS rollout during 2019.

The Ministry of Health is scoping a DaaS rollout during 2019.

The Ministry of Health is fast shifting to as-a-service models of ICT delivery through the application of All of Government contracts.

In answer to a Budget estimates questions, the ministry said a review of the opportunities and benefits of desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and any adoption likely to commence during the current 2019 financial year.

"This service will be funded through departmental operational expenditure baseline replacing existing funded services," the ministry added.

The ministry said that during its 2018 financial year it had entered into an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) agreement with services now fully provisioned by an IaaS provider. 

Final migration closure was all but complete with the clean-up of the old data centres underway in the last quarter of that year.

The ministry spent $48.6 million on that project, shifting its infrastructure to Spark-owned Revera, now called CCL.

The project moved physical data centre locations and all associated asset management equipment and enabled a refresh and upgrade of data centre infrastructure, the ministry said in its annual review.

The ministry has also entered into a number of cloud based software as a service (SaaS) agreements for service.

Examples include its Ascender HR information system, AskYourTeam employee engagement survey, Oracle Financials and Office 365, from legacy Lotus Notes. 

"The further provision of such services through 2018/19 and out-years will be pursued as a strategic solution option for new initiatives," it said.

To date these services have been funded through baseline departmental operational expenditure.

Telecommunications-as-a-service (TaaS) and managed security services were implemented during 2017.


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