Mayne Group is outsourcing its IT infrastructure in a six-year, multimillion deal with Hewlett-Packard.
Mayne Group CIO Peter Fleming said the company aims to streamline IT operations and infrastructure and capitalise on an increased level of service, reliability and availability.
"The decision to partner with HP meant that we would have access to new and continuously improved technology, enhanced customer satisfaction and ongoing assessment and implementation of relevant IT solutions," he said.
HP was selected, Fleming said, because of its experience in managing multi vendor platforms and will also introduce 'best practice' service management processes within the organisation.
As part of the deal HP will implement a standard operating environment on desktops; consolidate server infrastructure; implement an enterprise management toolset (OpenView) to maximise manageability of IT resources; undertake printer consolidation assessments; and undertake availability assessments on mission-critical systems.
Mayne is a health services provider listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with 42,000 staff worldwide.