KAZ Computer Services has picked up three new outsourcing contracts in Victoria, boosting the number of systems it has under management in that state by 150 per cent. At the same time KAZ has settled its acquisition of Australian Administration Services from AMP Life and has concluded new long-term outsourcing contracts worth $A70 million with AMP.
"The KAZ Melbourne IT data centre now has over 40 servers installed which support over 3,000 remote users. We anticipate that the strong demand in growth for our IT outsourcing services will continue as our reputation in the market grows," claimed Peter Kazacos, managing director of KAZ.
The three new Victorian deals involve North Forest Products, Revenue Clearing House and Blockbuster Video.
Through the one-year agreement with North Forest Products -- a subsidiary of North Broken Hill, which is now 100 per cent owned by Rio Tinto - KAZ will provide operations outsourcing and a national help desk to field all systems user inquiries.
Revenue Clearing House Group has entered a five year agreement for the provision of operations support, facilities management and help desk functions.
Blockbuster Video has entered a three year contract with KAZ covering the outsourcing of its operations support and facilities management.
Kazacos said the newly acquired Australian Administration Services offers industry superannuation funds a range of outsourced services, including fund administration, statement preparation, mailing, cheque printing, help desk and support. It is understood KAZ paid about $A110 million in cash and shares to finance the purchase of AAS.