Orica's signs $10m infrastructure, on-demand services deal

Orica Australia has signed a $10 million deal to refresh its IT infrastructure and outsource a range of on-demand computing technologies.

Orica's manager of IT shared services Leigh Rowe said the company is in a growth period and it was essential to have "absolutely reliable systems that can scale quickly to reflect changing market demands".

The Melbourne-based chemicals and mining services group awarded the five-year contract to to KAZ Group's technology services division in Melbourne which will provide Orica with IBM's on-demand computer technology.

As Orica's technology and outsourcing partner, KAZ will provide disaster recovery services and refresh Orica's technology though virtualised and autonomic computing technologies.

Orica conducted an open tender for this contract, reviewing both tier-one and large tier-two outsource vendors for the work.

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