The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-02-18T19:27:00Z West Australian Public Trustee Awards Unisys Five-Year Contract to Support Modernised Client Management System 2010-02-18T19:27:00Z west-australian-public-trustee-awards-unisys-five-year-contract-to-support-modernised-client-management-system-1 PERTH, 18 February, 2010 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that its Australian subsidiary has been awarded a five-year contract by the West Australian Public Trustee to provide support and enhancements for their Management Accounting Trust Environment (MATE) application. The contract for an initial three-year period, with the option of two one-year extensions, commenced December 2009 and was awarded following a competitive bid process. It builds on an eight year-relationship during which Unisys has built, supported and modernised the core Public Trustee application that underpins the organisation. The Public Trustee offers independent, professional trustee and asset management services to the West Australian community. These include Will and Enduring Power of Attorney drafting, deceased estate administration, executor support, financial administration and trust management services. It is a statutory body that operates under the authority of the Parliament of Western Australia. “The Public Trustee provides critical estate administration and trust management services primarily to West Australians as well as a small number of clients interstate and overseas – supporting some 4,800 active trustee clients, 100,000 registered wills and almost 3,000 deceased estates per annum. We require a highly reliable client management system, and Unisys has been a longstanding partner that truly understands the importance of the services we provide to our varied client base,” said Terry Hearn, Director Corporate Support, West Australian Public Trustee. MATE has been the core enterprise application at the West Australian Public Trustee since 2001. It was derived from a similar Client Information Management System (CIMS) purchased from the Queensland Public Trustee. Unisys was engaged to modify and customise CIMS to reflect the different working practices and legislation in effect in Western Australia. Allen Koehn, Vice President, Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific said: “Unisys looks forward to continuing a very successful relationship WA Public Trustee for another five years, and is proud of its role in building and supporting the core business systems of an agency that plays such a critical role in managing the financial affairs of a significant number of West Australians.” About Unisys Asia Pacific In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Singapore and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Follow us on www.twitter.com/UnisysAPAC. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 26,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com . #### Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Queensland Transport Chooses Unisys Facial Imaging Solution for Australias First Biometric Drivers Licence 2009-04-22T03:00:00Z queensland-transport-chooses-unisys-facial-imaging-solution-for-australias-first-biometric-drivers-licence SYDNEY– 23 April 2009 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Queensland Transport has selected Unisys Australia to provide facial image processing technology and services for the Queensland’s new digital driver licence. The digital licence is designed to significantly improve security for over three million of the state’s licence holders, streamline administration of the licensing system and reduce identity fraud. Under the five-year contract, Unisys will provide facial recognition software, facial image capture devices, case management software and associated services. The smartcard licences will be introduced in a rolling program as existing laminated licences expire and are renewed. As Queensland driver licences are valid for up to five years, it will take approximately five years for digital licences to be rolled out to all licence holders. “We have used the laminated licence design in Queensland for over 20 years. The new digital licence will deliver a more secure form of driver licence documentation for Queenslanders as it is harder to forge or alter. As a result it will help reduce the risk of identity theft to Queensland licence holders and give them greater confidence that their personal licence information is being kept secure. It will also enable Queensland Transport to deliver services in a more convenient manner as licence holders will be able to use a card reader or the Queensland Transport website to view, update and transact on their licence and registration themselves,” said Land, Transport and Safety Executive Director, Judy Oswin. “Queensland is the Smart State and the move to digital products will set a new national benchmark in biometric and smartcard based driver licences across the country,” Ms Oswin said. Ninety-eight percent of Australians said they are willing to use one or more secure identity verifiers, including biometrics to protect themselves, their information and finances, according to the Unisys Security Index™ conducted by Newspoll in September 2008. The Unisys Solution Unisys will act as prime contractor and primary implementation partner for three components of Queensland’s digital products: facial image capture, facial image recognition, and case management. Unisys will not supply the digital card itself. The Unisys solution includes approximately 370 purpose-built image capture devices which incorporate a camera and lights built into one unit, used to capture digital biometric facial images that are subsequently embedded into a computer chip in the smartcard. The front counter devices will be used at most Queensland Transport customer service centres, some Queensland Government Agent Program (QGAP) offices and police stations in rural and remote areas. Unisys will train Queensland Transport staff in facial image capture operation to ensure high quality, secure and consistent image capture in line with ISO standards. Unisys also will provide the Cognitec facial image recognition software used to match the biometric facial image against existing images in the driver licence database, a critical component to identify if individuals hold multiple cards in different names, or attempt to obtain cards using forged or stolen identity documents. Unisys technology partner Daon is providing biometric enrolment technology and biometric middleware software. Where a discrepancy needs further investigation, the Unisys identification and credentialing framework LEIDA (Library of eID Artefacts software) will provide the backbone case management system to connect all the elements of the Queensland Transport solution together. For instance, where an applicant’s photo matches a photo under a different name in the system it will trigger an alert, provide an immediate side-by-side comparison, and track ongoing case management if further investigation is required. “In today’s fast and knowledge-based environment, the community wants the protection offered through effective security processes to minimise the risk of identity theft and related threats. The public also demands a better experience when undergoing these processes -- faster, easier and less cumbersome -- with their privacy protected. Unisys will draw on its vast experience with security and identity credentialing projects in Australia and globally to help Queensland Transport and Main Roads’ digital products deliver this for Queenslanders,” said Allen Koehn, Managing Partner, Public Sector, Unisys Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to assist the Queensland Government to introduce Australia’s first biometric supported driver licence, which will put Queenslanders at the forefront of secure smartcard-based licence registration,” Koehn said. Unisys has a strong reputation for delivering high-end IT services – from security, identity and credentialing solutions through to outsourcing, hardware integration and application modernisation – to a number of federal and state government departments and agencies in Australia and internationally. These include the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) where Unisys provides end user services and multisourcing management, as well as biometric solutions as part of the DIAC Enhanced Border Control Program, and a twelve-year relationship with the Australian National Audit Office. Unisys has also provided various IT services to the Australian Department of Defence for more than 35 years, including as current provider of Regional ICT services to 460 defence locations across the country. Unisys combines its extensive global experience providing services-led, technology-based solutions to the public sector with specific expertise in Asia Pacific in developing and implementing solutions to support national security and law enforcement initiatives. Unisys has implemented similar biometric and identity management solutions for government agencies around the world. Examples include the Malaysia MyKad identity card - the world’s first and most comprehensive multi-application smartcard in use today; the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Licence Plate Reader technologies along the United States’ northern and southern borders for the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative; the Home Affairs National Identification System project for the Department of Homeland Affairs in South Africa; a six-month biometrics field trial for Citizen and Immigration Canada; and a citizen identity card and criminal registry system for the Angolan Ministry of Justice. About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for their business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in New Zealand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialise in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilisation of their data centres, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernise their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organisations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com . #### Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Media Contacts Claire Hosegood, Unisys, +61 411 253 663 claire.hosegood@au.unisys.com Victoria Rooney, IMPACT Communications, +61 2 9519 5411 victoria@impactcommunications.com.au Unisys Expands CIOs Virtualisation Choices with Solutions Leveraging Latest VMware vSphere Software and Intel Xeon Processors 2009-04-22T03:00:00Z unisys-expands-cios-virtualisation-choices-with-solutions-leveraging-latest-vmware-vsphere-software-and-intel-xeon-processors Building on a strong foundation of expertise and best practices in virtualisation, Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced enhancements to its line of enterprise servers along with a framework designed to help clients select the virtualisation architecture appropriate for their enterprises and reduce the costs of implementing and managing a virtualised environment. Unisys is making the new VMware vSphere™ 4 – the latest version of the widely used VMware virtualisation software, also announced today – available across the entire line of Unisys Enterprise Servers. These Unisys servers range from the rack/tower-based ES3000 servers to the ES5000 blade servers to the large-scale ES7000 series. Also today, Unisys is launching new models of the ES3000 and ES5000 families that use the new dual-core and quad-core Intel Xeon processor 5500 series. Powered by VMware vSphere 4 software and Intel Xeon 5500 series processors, the new Unisys ES3000 and ES5000 server solutions – combined with Unisys advisory and implementation services – allow clients to improve their total cost of ownership (TCO) with a choice of scale-out and scale-up virtualisation approaches. Unisys virtualisation solutions can help clients benefit from a reduction from 5:1 to 3:1 in the TCO ratio between scale-out and scale-up virtualisation using Unisys enterprise servers. The new server solutions also offer clients a wider range of choices in how they deploy virtualised environments, and provide more powerful vehicles for cloud computing and other critical enterprise applications. “New server-related technologies give clients an almost limitless range of options to transform their data centers through virtualisation,” said Colin Lacey, vice president, Systems and Storage, Unisys. “However, some approaches are not as resource-efficient and cost-effective as they could be.” For example, because a scale-out virtualisation approach utilises more equipment, floor space, and software licensing while driving up infrastructure management requirements, scale-up virtualisation tends to have a better TCO per virtual machine (VM) and may be a superior solution for certain enterprise requirements. “Operating on the principle that ‘less is more’ in a challenging economy, Unisys enables clients to select and deploy virtualisation solutions – whether scale-up or scale-out – that make the most operational and economic sense for their business,” Lacey added. New Servers Dramatically Improve Performance in a Virtualised Environment The new models in the ES3000 family of rack and tower servers – Models 3530R, 3560R and 3560T – are designed for use in a broad range of enterprise applications, including server consolidation, e-mail services, database applications and web services. Accommodating up to 16 blades in a single chassis, the new ES5000 Model 5300B G2 blade server is ideal for virtualisation and server consolidation applications. The new ES3000 and ES5000 models are priced from US$2,400 and US$12,500, respectively. The new Unisys server models benefit from Intel Virtualisation Technology (VT), which is implemented in the Xeon 5500 series processors. This technology reduces demands placed on virtualisation software, allowing clients to consolidate applications and handle heavier workloads per server. Combining these processor features with support for the new VMware vSphere 4 virtualisation software, the new Unisys server models can dramatically improve the performance of virtualised environments. “The new Intel Xeon processor 5500 series provides a foundation for Unisys to deliver its customers new levels of performance and capabilities for virtualised and native environments,” said Kirk Skaugen, vice president and general manager of Intel’s Server Platforms Group. “With each new development in its line of enterprise servers, Unisys continues to demonstrate how Intel Xeon processors can power advanced systems that give clients new options to increase computing power, shrink server sprawl and reduce the cost of ownership in their enterprise data centers.” With a significant enhancement in the new VMware vSphere 4 software, processor core support has doubled to 64 cores, enabling Unisys ES7000 Model 7600R Enterprise Server clients to create a larger number of VMs and enhance performance in a scale-up environment. Framework Helps Clients Make the Right Virtualisation Choices Unisys also delivers a decision framework to assist clients in understanding the implications of the large number of virtualisation technologies being introduced to the market. For example, the number of VMs supported by scale-out architectures has increased by 50 percent, driven by the new two-socket Intel Xeon 5500 series processors. In parallel, larger-scale servers such as Unisys 16-socket ES7000 Model 7600R benefit from the increased scalability afforded by the enhancements that VMware has introduced in vSphere 4, which enables it to support 50 percent more VMs on a single server than previously. For example, Unisys Solution Center benchmark test for enterprise virtualisation workloads shows clients how dramatic the reduction in the scale-out/scale-up differential can be when those two new technologies are deployed in tandem. The Unisys benchmark test simulates the real workload of a retail Internet business. It features a wide variety of transaction types and characterises end-user service requirements, ultimately indicating the total three-year TCO for each of the number of VMs with a response of one second or less that a rack, blade or scalable server can support. The benchmark test shows that, due to greater performance efficiencies in both the processor and software technologies, the scale-out/scale-up ratio drops from 5:1 to 3:1 as users transition to newer Unisys server models from Unisys server models running the earlier Intel Xeon processor 5400 series and VMware ESX 3.5. For instance, the three-year TCO per VM on a Unisys ES3000 Model 3220L rack server using the older technologies is US$5,258, compared to US$1,111 per VM on a Unisys ES7000 Model 7600R, Unisys top-of-the-line scale-up server. On the newer ES3000 Model 3560R using the new Intel Xeon 5500 processors and VMware vSphere 4 software, the TCO drops to US$3,438 per VM relative to the US$1,333 attained on the ES7000 Model 7600R running the new vSphere 4 software. “Unisys is singularly positioned to assist clients in making the appropriate choices for their environments through our end-to-end service lines, full server portfolio, and collaborative relationships with leading virtualisation software providers,” said Lacey. “Above all, objectivity distinguishes Unisys from other virtualisation vendors. We do not make clients conform to a fixed agenda focused on a specific alliance, operating environment or hypervisor. Unisys services-led solutions are designed solely to empower clients to choose the virtualisation architecture that works best for their business.” For further information on Unisys virtualisation solutions and Enterprise Servers, click on the following link: http://www.unisys.com/products/solutions__infrastructure/index.htm. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialise in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilisation of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernise their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organisations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Media Contact:Claire Hosegoodclaire.hosegood@au.unisys.com +61 411 253 663 ### RELEASE NO.: 0421/8979 http://www.unisys.com/about__unisys/news_a_events/04218979.htm Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Australians Believe the Global Economic Crisis Will Make Them More at Risk of Identity Theft Unisys Security Index 2009-04-16T03:00:00Z australians-believe-the-global-economic-crisis-will-make-them-more-at-risk-of-identity-theft-unisys-security-index Sydney, 16, April 2009: The majority of Australians say they believe the current economic crisis will increase their level risk of identity theft and related crime. The results are from new research released as part of the Unisys Security Index™ which shows that concerns about internet security have risen amongst Australians. In the data released today, 63 percent of Australians said they believed their personal risk level of identity theft and related crime would increase as a result of the global economic crisis. Only 3 percent of Australians believe their level of risk would decrease. Reinforcing these results was a 7 point increase in the internet security index and a 4 point rise in concern about financial fraud, which helped move the Unisys Security Index slightly higher to 115 for the first survey for 2009. “The global economic downturn is clearly starting to bite. The latest Unisys Security Index shows an increase in concerns about the security of online activities such as shopping and/or banking as well as growing concern about financial fraud; both issues which people perceive to be a greater risk in a declining economy,” said Vice President and General Manager of Unisys Asia Pacific, Andrew Barkla. “In fact, two of the top three security issues of concern for Australians are directly related to identity theft and crime: Other people obtaining credit card / debit card details Unauthorised access to or misuse of personal information Australia’s national security in relation to war/terrorism “Regardless of the reality of actual risk, it is a time in which Australians need greater overt assurances that their private and personal information is securely protected against fraudulent and criminal activity to build confidence in the measures that are in place,” said Mr. Barkla.. The Unisys Security Index for April 2009 stands at 115 points out of a maximum of 300 with 3 out of 4 indices recorded an increase in concern: National Security – 115 (-1) Financial Security – 125 (+3) Internet Security -107 (+7) Personal Security – 114 (+3) Additional research was conducted as part of the latest Unisys Security Index to find out the impact of the global economic crisis upon the perception of risk held by Australians with regards to identity theft. When asked what impact they believed the global economic crisis might have on their own personal level of risk of identity theft and related crime, Australians responded that they believed they would be more at risk. Greatly Increase – 19% Increase somewhat – 44% Not change – 29% Decrease somewhat – 2% Greatly decrease – 1% About the Unisys Security Index The Unisys Security Index provides a unique insight into the attitudes of Australians on a wide range of security related issues. Developed in conjunction with market research firm Newspoll the Unisys Security Index provides a regular, statistically robust measure gauging levels of concern about various aspects of security. The survey on which the latest Australian Unisys Security Index is based, was conducted nationally between 13 – 15 March 2009 by Newspoll using a nationally representative sample of 1,201 respondents aged 18 years and over. All results have been post-weighted to Australian Bureau of Statistics data. The study measures consumer perceptions on a scale of zero to 300, with 300 representing the highest level of perceived concern. For more information on the Unisys Security Index including additional resource material visit: www.unisyssecurityindex.com.au Unisys on Security Organisations and governments today confront potential security threats that didn’t exist a decade ago. A nation's sense of security is an important indicator of political, economic and consumer forces and their interdependence. Security threats are global and their effects impact individuals on a daily basis. Unisys approach to security goes beyond ‘bits and bytes’ recognising that the most effective solutions are going to be those formed through collaboration across interests. For more information on Unisys security offerings visit: www.unisys.com.au/services/security/index.htm About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for their business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com . MEDIA CONTACTClaire Hosegood, claire.hosegood@au.unisys.com, 0411 253 663 ANAO Extends Outsourcing Relationship with Unisys for Five Years 2009-04-14T15:51:00Z anao-extends-outsourcing-relationship-with-unisys-for-five-years SYDNEY– 14 April 2009 – The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has extended its 12-year outsourcing relationship with Unisys Australia for an additional five years following a competitive bid. In this third contract awarded to Unisys since 1997, the new engagement is aligned to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) set of practices and policies for IT service management and is designed to improve both service delivery efficiency and quality. Under the five-year contract, Unisys will continue to provide the federal auditing agency with desktop and infrastructure support, LAN and security administration, desktop asset management and change control support. Unisys also takes on the newly defined role of Multisourcing Services Integrator to strengthen collaboration and effective working relationships between all ANAO internal and external service providers. “ANAO’s relationship with Unisys spans more than a decade. To date, an outsourced model for IT services has proven successful by enabling us to not only reduce costs but also deliver efficiencies in our provision of audit services to some 300 government bodies. In this latest extension of our relationship with Unisys we have worked together to raise the bar even further, using the ITIL framework to centralise and align our workflow processes and systems to reduce cycle time and improve efficiency,” said Gary Pettigrove, Chief Information Officer, Australian National Audit Office. “We have also appointed Unisys as the Multisourcing Services Integrator to strengthen collaboration between the internal teams and 17 external service providers. This approach also aims to provide greater transparency and reporting across ANAO’s IT service delivery organisation. This is designed to help achieve better efficiency, effectiveness and coordination of ICT management in line with the recommendations of the Gershon Report,” Mr Pettigrove said. ANAO manages multiple IT service delivery providers to deliver comprehensive IT services. In its role of Multisourcing Service Integrator, Unisys will use its unique Joint Responsibility Matrix tool to define and document the roles and responsibilities of each service provider, including ANAO’s internal IT teams, to deliver the IT Service Catalogue. The Matrix will map the interdependencies between the service providers to streamline delivery and reduce operational risk. This tool will be combined with other facets of the Unisys 3D Blueprinting for Outsourcing approach to drive accountability between the various service providers as well as help develop extended collaboration and effective working relationships between all ANAO IT service stakeholders. “At Unisys, we believe open and honest communication between all IT service providers is essential to provide an effective end-to-end service and encourage a shared focus to deliver the right business outcomes for ANAO. Clear understanding and accountability is fundamental for effective delivery and governance in a multisourced environment,” said Tony Henshaw, Asia Pacific Vice President, Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services, Unisys. Unisys will use a fully integrated suite of IT service management tools to streamline service management for ANAO by enabling end-to-end integration across service desk, incident, problem, change, configuration, capacity and system management. “Our approach focuses on further improving the overall end user experience for ANAO staff by delivering increased levels of ’first call fix’ at the service desk,” Mr Henshaw explained. Unisys has a strong reputation for delivering high-end IT services – from outsourcing, hardware integration and application modernisation through to identity security and credentialing solutions – to a number of federal and state government departments and agencies in Australia and internationally. These include the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) where Unisys provides end user services and multisourcing management, as well as biometric solutions as part of the DIAC Enhanced Border Control Program. Unisys has also provided various IT services to the Australian Department of Defence for more than 35 years, including as current provider of Regional ICT services to 460 defence locations across the country. Unisys combines its extensive global experience providing services-led, technology-based solutions to the public sector with specific expertise in Asia Pacific in developing and implementing solutions to support national security and law enforcement initiatives. About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for their business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in New Zealand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialise in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilisation of their data centres, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernise their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organisations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com . #### Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. ContactsClaire Hosegood, Unisys, +61 411 253 663 claire.hosegood@au.unisys.com Victoria Rooney, IMPACT Communications, +61 2 9519 5411 victoria@impactcommunications.com.au RHG Home Loans extends business process outsourcing contract with Unisys 2009-03-18T17:10:00Z rhg-home-loans-extends-business-process-outsourcing-contract-with-unisys SYDNEY, 18 March 2009 – RHG Home Loans Pty Ltd has awarded Unisys a two and a half year contract extension for its Unisys Credit Services subsidiary to continue to provide outsourced processing and servicing of RHG’s existing mortgage book through 2011. RHG and Unisys have had a successful relationship since 2002, when RHG outsourced its mortgage processing platform to Unisys. RHG was known as RAMS Home Loans Group Ltd until the RAMS brand and franchise distribution business were sold to Westpac in early 2008. Following the sale, Unisys continued to service the RHG mortgage book under the original contract, which was due to expire in October 2009. Under the extended contract, Unisys remains responsible for all mortgage settlement and post-settlement servicing functions, including arrears management and recoveries. Unisys also continues to operate the RHG customer contact centre, which is the primary contact point for customer inquiries, ranging from product information and interest rate changes to specific loan account queries. “Having Unisys manage our mortgage processing in an efficient and cost-effective manner has allowed RHG time to focus on better serving our customers and the ability to invest in other areas to improve our business. Unisys has a strong customer service culture and is an integral cog in our business wheel,” said Geoff Kinghorn RHG Director. Rafe Kruger, general manager, Business Process Outsourcing, Asia Pacific, Unisys, said: “Over the past seven years of working with RHG we have introduced a number of processes and technologies to create the high-performance environment we have today. Six Sigma Lean methodology was used to reengineer and implement the optimum processes to deliver flexibility and adaptability. We also implemented new technology systems to replace or stabilize the original legacy systems, which provided greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness. As a result, over the course of our relationship we have helped RHG achieve a significant reduction in the application cycle time, an improved customer experience, increased visibility of service level metrics, improved staff productivity and a reduction in costs.” ENDS About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for more secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com . #### Media Contact:Claire Hosegood - 0411 253 663 - claire.hosegood@au.unisys.com Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Unisys predicts Customer Convenience to Drive Next Wave of Security Innovation in 2009 2009-01-20T16:07:00Z unisys-predicts-customer-convenience-to-drive-next-wave-of-security-innovation-in-2009 SYDNEY, 20 January 2009 – In 2009, demand for more convenient consumer experiences in services provided by both government and business will drive innovations in security designed to provide faster and easier processes, predicts information services company, Unisys. Unisys believes that at the same time, ensuring privacy of customer information will remain a critical factor for public acceptance of any process that involves personal information. Organisations will need to continue to balance the mix of security, privacy and convenience in the services they offer. According to Mike Webber, Manager Enterprise Security for Unisys Asia Pacific, “In today’s climate, consumer confidence is the new currency, and convenience is now a major factor in that confidence. People accept the need for, and in fact want, protection offered through effective security processes. But now they also demand a better experience – faster, easier and less cumbersome. But more convenient processes must still ensure privacy - loss of personal information can irreparably damage a customer’s trust. “Whether it be faster processing of travellers at airports, more confidently verifying an internet or phone banking customer’s identity, or providing access to your services in more customer friendly ways, we believe the focus in 2009 will be on putting the consumer first. Government and businesses alike are looking for solutions that provide consumers with the greatest level of protection, while facilitating more convenient experiences and maintaining customer trust,” said Mr Webber. Unisys predicts the following security evolutions in 2009: 1. ‘On the Move’ technology will evolve – to quickly verify the identity of individuals at checkpoints or from a distance Intelligent security systems that collate and interpret information from multiple sources Australia will continue to be a world leader in biometric security innovation Organisations will continue to shift from securing systems to securing information 1. ‘On the Move’ technology – to verify identity quickly at checkpoints and from a distance In 2009, Unisys predicts the roll-out of identity verification solutions that capture iris and/or facial images from a distance to speed up security checkpoints, and to enhance the customer experience, where large numbers of people move through a bottleneck such as immigration control. Traditionally, iris or facial biometric solutions require the person being scanned to stand still in a specific spot at a specific height, which is a slow process when a large number of people are involved – and one which often involves several cameras being placed on top of each other to cater for different people’s heights. Unisys is working with governments and organisations to pilot a biometric approach, called “Iris On the Move” to take iris images at a greater distance and wider field of view, by finding the face of a person as they move at a normal walking pace. The image is matched against a database of registered images such as people with access to enter a secure area to let them in. “‘Iris On the Move’ improves the time it takes to verify an individual against a list of pre-enrolled people. At an airport it can speed up the security process by as much as four times, meaning that up to 30 people per minute can potentially pass through a security checkpoint depending on the level of interactive checks done,” said Mr Webber. According to the latest Unisys Security Index(1) 66 per cent of Australians would be happy to give banks, government or other trusted organisations their iris pattern in order to enhance security and protect against identity theft. “Our research (1) indicates that Australians strongly support new technologies that provide greater security, and by late 2009 we can expect to see ‘Iris on the Move’ technology trialled in Australia,” said Mr Webber. 2. Intelligent security systems that collate and interpret information from multiple sources Unisys predicts the development of more intelligent security solutions that combine information from multiple sources in order to proactively make informed decisions about security and the potential need for action or streamline management of an individual’s access rights. “To date companies have been slow to combine the security data they have at hand and analyse it in order to make timely and informed security decisions. However, technological advancements will make it possible to combine disparate pools of information. For example, higher resolution CCTV cameras, coupled with intelligent video software linked to facial recognition systems, will allow facial images captured in the footage to be compared against image databases such as a list of ‘people of interest’. Security personnel would be able to combine the activity they see in the CCTV footage with knowledge of who is involved to determine if action needs to be taken,” said Mr Webber. “Another example is in the workplace where we are seeing more sophisticated identity and access management systems which allow organisations to manage user access to company resources and customer information that go beyond basic user ID and password access. They help ensure that only the people who are supposed to be accessing certain types of information, areas or equipment can do so. “Imagine if an employee’s list of up-to-date accreditation, such as a licence to operate certain machinery, was linked to their ability to access and turn on that machinery – if their licence had expired, they would not be able to turn it on ensuring that neither they nor their employer were put at risk.” According to industry analyst IDC, organisations in Australia and New Zealand spent US$89.4 million on IAM systems in 2007. IDC expects the market to reach US$189.3 million by 2012.2 3. Australia will continue to be a world leader in biometric security innovation As an island nation, assuring border security is a fundamental aim for any Australian international airport. This must be balanced with the need to process travellers through airport controls. Larger aircraft, like the new double-decker A-380 Airbus, bring huge groups of passengers into an airport at a time and have heightened the issue of passenger facilitation. “We believe Australian airports will seek innovative solutions to speed up passenger movement through airport controls while also boosting aviation security. Airports have traditionally focused on securing infrastructure and baggage. Now they focus on people,” Mr Webber said. “For example, the new Brisbane International Airport terminal has not only expanded capacity to cater for the Airbus A-380. It also features Smart Gate biometric-based kiosks where pre-enrolled passengers travelling from Auckland, New Zealand can use an Australian ePassport to process themselves – speeding up check-in. Australia’s use of biometric data across borders in this way is a world first. We can expect other countries to follow this progressive approach for improving traveller facilitation.” 4. Organisations will shift from securing systems to securing information Until recently organisations and their auditors considered strong network and system security was adequate protection for company and consumer information. However, this approach does not take into account the human factor. High capacity miniature storage devices such as USB sticks are now commonly available and are capable of storing entire databases, customer’s personal details, or sensitive commercial data. As a result, many organisations have had the security of their data compromised – both intentionally and accidently – in spite of strong system security. “Organisations now need to secure information regardless of where it resides or what file format it is in. Unisys expects to see further development and adaptation of existing technologies that will ensure sensitive data is identified and is strongly protected from the first time it is written to a file. Only individuals who can properly authenticate themselves as being entitled to access that information will be able to open the file or see its contents, regardless of where that file resides,” Mr Webber explained. “However, a holistic approach to data security needs to take into account the human factor. Many data security compromises are accidental. Organisations need to define, implement and enforce stronger business procedures around taking data outside the organisation. If you simply don’t enable data to be saved on CDs and sent in the mail, you take away the risk of losing it in the mail.” We predict that in 2009 consumers will continue to demand that organisations provide secure systems necessitating a holistic approach to secure all touch points – addressing technology, people and business processes. But consumer acceptance and take-up of these processes will be driven by improving the end-user experience – making it faster and more convenient. “We believe the move towards faster facilitation for identification processes will improve consumer acceptance and satisfaction with the security processes that they deal with day to day,” said Webber. (1) The Unisys Security Index™: Australia – conducted September 2008 (www.unisyssecurityindex.com.au). The Unisys Security Index was developed as regular measure of community attitudes towards a range of financial, personal, internet and national aspects of security. It is Australia’s only regular snapshot of public perceptions towards security. (2) ’ANZ Identity Management Market Set for Strong Growth and Fierce Competition, According to IDC’, ComputerWorld, 10 July 2008 ENDS Unisys on Security Organisations and governments today confront potential security threats that didn’t exist a decade ago. A nation's sense of security is an important indicator of political, economic and consumer forces and their interdependence. Security threats are global and their effects impact individuals on a daily basis. Unisys approach to security goes beyond ‘bits and bytes’ recognising that the most effective solutions are going to be those formed through collaboration across interests. For more information on Unisys security offerings visit: www.unisys.com.au/services/security/index.htm About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for more secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. 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Unisys Wins Commendation for Providing Flawless Support to Beijing Capital International Airport 2008-12-10T14:00:00Z unisys-wins-commendation-for-providing-flawless-support-to-beijing-capital-international-airport Unisys Wins Commendation for Providing Flawless Support to Beijing Capital International Airport Company served as master systems integrator for new state-of-the-art terminal built in advance of 2008 Olympic Games SYDNEY, December 11, 2008 - Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that the company has been formally recognised by the Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) for helping it achieve a flawless operation during the recently-concluded 2008 Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games. In order for Beijing to welcome the international and domestic guests of the 2008 Olympics, BCIA made significant investments in building Terminal 3, a state-of-the art facility worth US$3.2 billion (RMB 25 billion), estimated to be the world’s largest individual terminal. With three terminals, three runways and two control towers in full operation, BCIA is the busiest airport in Asia1 and the 11th busiest in the world2. The airport is expected to handle 76 million passengers, 580,000 flights a year and more than 124 flights per hour during peak periods by 2015. In his commendation to Unisys, Mr. Dong Zhi Yi, general manager of BCIA said, “The Beijing International Capital Airport was one of the most important infrastructure projects supporting the 2008 Olympics. It has been highly praised for its user-friendly services, efficiency and exceptional professionalism. It achieved an outstanding record of ‘zero incidents, zero breakdowns and zero complaints’ during the Games. BCIA would like to express its gratitude to the Unisys team, the master systems integrator, for its whole-hearted support that helped make this perfect achievement possible.” BCIA has been honoured by the Airports Council International (ACI) for quality service and special contributions during the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics. It was also the first Chinese airport to receive the Award of New Airport Development of the Year for 2008 by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). “We are flattered by this recognition from BCIA and are proud that Terminal 3 and the entire airport has been serving travellers and all other related business operations so well,” said Olivier Houri, president and general manager, Global Transportation, Unisys. “The Beijing International Capital Airport is instrumental to the long-term economic development of Beijing as well as Greater China.”The BCIA authorities awarded the Terminal 3 Master Systems Integration contract to Unisys in 2005. A dedicated team of Unisys technical and functional experts led the design and development, integrated system architecture, testing, training, documentation and overall program management on this mission-critical assignment. Concourse C & Concourse E became operational in April 2008 after vigorous testing by BCIA, and Unisys participated in extensive testing of the integrated platform to ensure the system could handle the daily flight volume during the Olympics. The Concourse D, which is dedicated to charter and special flights, opened in late July to support the Olympics. To provide additional support for BCIA during the Olympics, Unisys assigned an experienced support team to the airport that consisted of project managers, network experts, application experts as well as other technical specialists. In the critical days (e.g. the opening and closing ceremonies), Unisys was on site 7 x 24 hours to ensure the smooth operation of the airport. 1OAG MAX Online list of busiest airports in Asia Pacific based on scheduled seat capacity, 1 September 2008 2Airport Council International list of world’s busiest airports by passenger traffic for January-August 2008 Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. RailCorp Selects Unisys for Identity and Access Management Pilot Project 2008-11-10T14:00:00Z railcorp-selects-unisys-for-identity-and-access-management-pilot-project Rail Corporation New South Wales (RailCorp) has awarded Unisys an Identity and Access Management (IAM) Pilot project to manage employee identity verification and access to three of the organisation’s key enterprise applications. The solution, based on Sun’s IAM Java Suite, will use identity data to control access to the organisation’s human resources application, Ellipse; its network access repository, Active Directory; and its safety management application, First Priority Enterprise. It is expected to be finalised in December 2008. “RailCorp is committed to providing safe and reliable rail passenger services,” said Vicki Coleman, Group General Manager, ICT RailCorp. “This makes it essential to have a robust system for managing access to our critical business applications, particularly given our large long-term employee and contractor-base.” “The Identity and Access Management solution will allow RailCorp to introduce greater rigour into the lifecycle management of who is authorised to access these applications,” Ms Coleman said. The strategic plan for the Identity and Access Management platform will involve creating rule- and role-based policies about who can access critical information resources. Detailed profiles about each user – typically employees, contractors and suppliers – include their personal credentials and professional roles and are maintained in a central repository that allows businesses to easily manage and audit access rights to sensitive network data. In May 2008, Unisys was appointed by RailCorp to implement an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution based on EMC’s Documentum. The solution, which involved developing RailCorp’s ECM methodology and implementing the ECM platform, is key to RailCorp’s strategy to provide all employees with a single web-user interface, or portal, to access all electronic content. RailCorp was formed by the merger of the State Rail Authority of NSW and the metropolitan functions of the Rail Infrastructure Corporation in 2004. It aims to provide safe, clean and reliable passenger services through its two brands, CityRail and CountryLink. Each weekday the NSW rail network supports more than 900,000 passenger journeys and 190,000 tonnes of freight movements. Unisys Secures $22 Million Contract to Help Develop Citizen ID Card and Criminal Registry System For Angolan Ministry of Justice 2008-09-02T14:00:00Z unisys-secures-22-million-contract-to-help-develop-citizen-id-card-and-criminal-registry-system-for-angolan-ministry-of-justice SYDNEY, September 3, 2008 – Unisys today announced that DGM-Sistemas Lda, an Angola-based information technology company, has awarded a three-year contract, valued at approximately US$22 million, to Unisys Portugal to help develop and roll out a new citizen ID card program for the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Angola (Civil and Criminal Identification and Archiving Department). Angola hopes to provide 20 million ID cards to its citizens by 2015 to reduce fraud and modernise the Ministry’s Criminal Registry. As one of DGM’s key partners, Unisys will provide a secure biometric ID card with automated fingerprint identification capabilities. Unisys will also modernise the department’s existing Criminal Justice Registry system, using Microsoft .NET and CRM frameworks. Unisys will create a centralised citizen registry capable of recording demographic details, digital photographs, digital signatures and fingerprint scans captured at fixed and mobile stations. Around three million records with existing biographic information will be migrated to the new application. The new solution will be based on the Unisys Registry and Positive Identification Solutions framework (RAPIDS), which captures biographic and biometric data in real-time, allowing for immediate checks on a person’s identity. The infrastructure includes an adaptable workflow engine that will enable Unisys to re-use its Identification & Credentialing framework LEIDA (Library of eID Artefacts software), creating building blocks to accelerate development. Key optical card technology built into the system will be provided by Lasercard. Unisys will also be responsible for creating the solution that will configure and manage the servers, workstations, networking and security in the Ministry’s central data centre and disaster recovery site. Unisys has an established working relationship with DGM, having worked collaboratively on a similar electronic ID framework for the Angolan Social Security Ministry, awarded in 2006. “Unisys and DGM-Sistemas form a strong team that will help the Angolan Ministry of Justice meet its security goals,” said Franois Fleutiaux, General Manager, South Cluster, Continental Europe, Unisys. “The Ministry’s Criminal Justice systems modernisation and its extensive citizen ID card initiative will call upon Unisys core strengths in identification and credentialing, best-of-breed technologies and systems integration and project management skills.” About DGM-Sistemas DGM–Sistemas Lda is an Angolan based company with head offices in Luanda and operating across all Angolan national territory. The company has a number of diverse customers in the public and private sectors and operates with international technology partners who provide specialised services. DGM–Sistemas provides clients with customised and integrated solutions that effectively respond to the specific needs of each customer. This initiative reflects DGM’s desire to participate in programmes that contribute to the social-economic development of the country. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. 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All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Unisys Research Shows Executives Overestimate Organisations’ Ability to Achieve Key Business and IT Goals 2008-07-29T14:00:00Z unisys-research-shows-executives-overestimate-organisations-ability-to-achieve-key-business-and-it-goals SYDNEY, 30 July, 2008 – Recently completed research from Unisys, involving 1,200 organisations worldwide, 61 of which are from Australia and New Zealand, shows significant gaps between executives’ business and IT goals and their estimation of their organisations’ ability to achieve those objectives. Those gaps indicate that executives are not getting the most from their business initiatives and information technology (IT) investments, and need new approaches to modernise their business processes, strategic applications and IT infrastructures to address their core business challenges. To help executives close those critical gaps, Unisys has announced the Unisys Modernisation Benchmark service. Using trend information from the Unisys research, this service helps organisations benchmark their current business and IT operations against those of their peers and competitors, exposing the gaps between their desired state and their current readiness to achieve it. This enables executives to focus on those gaps which are likeliest to have a major impact and identify the business and technology initiatives in which they must invest – and the ways they must manage those investments – to gain the greatest business advantage in the shortest timeframe. “Too many IT executives are in a budgetary straight-jacket imposed by constricted notions of how IT can support business,” said Rob Dewar, Managing Partner, Applications Services, Unisys Asia Pacific. “They’re spending 80 percent of their IT budget on infrastructure and application maintenance and funding innovation only as an afterthought. These strictures have been imposed largely by outmoded views of IT as a cost centre, not an investment. The Unisys Modernisation Benchmark service helps executives find fresh ways of thinking so they can free IT to enable breakthrough performance gains with low-cost operating models that deliver maximum return on investment.” Research Reveals Fissures between Aspiration and Execution The double-blind Unisys study, which provides baseline information for the Unisys Modernisation Benchmark, surveyed 1,200 business and IT executives in organisations worldwide. When asked to state their most important business objectives, the respondents to the Unisys study uniformly placed priority on customer-focused and customer-dependent goals, such as acquiring new customers, building closer relationships with existing customers, developing new products and services, growing sales and revenue and reaching new markets. Those executive respondents identified 10 capabilities – nearly all dealing with information and IT investments – they believed were critical to achieving those business objectives. The capabilities included ability to support innovation, IT management practices, strategic decision-making, approach to IT investment, communications (information flow within and between organisations), IT sourcing model and IT security model. Each executive was asked to rate where their organisation stands today in capability to execute in each area and where they expect the organisation to be in the next three years. In each case executive ratings indicated a significant gap between their current readiness and expected performance. For example: Globally, 62 percent of respondents expect that they will encourage innovation or be market leaders at supporting it within three years. Yet, 70 percent say that currently they have no support for innovation, or their capability is only evolving or moderate. Australia and New Zealand organisations reported only a slightly smaller gap of 68 and 74 percent respectively; In describing IT management practices, 52 percent of respondents globally expect to treat IT as an investment or differentiator in three years, yet 72 percent say that they currently treat it as a support function, a means to enhance productivity or a capital expense; Globally, 67 percent of respondents expect to have integrated, collaborative communications with critical stakeholders within three years, yet only 32 percent say they have such a capability now. In Australia and New Zealand the gap is even wider responding 69 percent and 26 percent While only 51 percent of respondents globally have a formal, mature IT sourcing strategy and model today, 75 percent expect to have one in three years; 68 percent of respondents in Australia and New Zealand currently rate their security model as non-existent, limited or moderate, yet 73 percent expect their security model to be state-of-the-art in three years. This gap is in line with global results of 60 and 75 percent respectively Unisys Modernisation Benchmark Service Designed to Bridge the Gap “The research provides a valuable snapshot of where organisations stand today relative to some significant areas of business and IT management, and affords a valuable tool for other businesses to assess their current states and aspirations,” said Mr Dewar. “Yet there is no guarantee that those organisations will achieve their objectives as quickly and comprehensively as they hope. We are offering the Unisys Modernisation Benchmark as a means to increase the chances of success for enterprise clients. The service can help executives find a way to liberate their business from the shackles of untested assumptions, re-establish their priorities and free IT to take the business in a new direction.” The Unisys Modernisation Benchmark service is based on a workshop approach. Unisys consultants help clients measure the organisation’s capabilities in six dimensions: Business Resilience – how an organisation manages its processes, policies and systems – including IT – to provide security, privacy and business continuity; Collaborative Business – the availability and effectiveness of knowledge- and data-sharing within and between organisations; IT as a Business Enabler – how an organisation views and manages IT – whether it treats it just as a cost centre or as a strategic investment that can drive business innovation; Open Business and IT – an organisation’s commitment to innovation and adaptability, including use of open standards and other technologies that enable suppliers and customers to access the organisation’s systems and integrate theirs with it; Green Business – the efficient and ethical management and consumption of resources throughout the organisation’s ecosystems, including suppliers and partners; and Business Execution – the degree to which the organisation’s management can execute business and technology initiatives to drive overall business objectives. By comparing the organisation’s capabilities and modernisation progress in these critical areas to those of peers and competitors, as well as to industry and market averages, executives can re-evaluate the direction of their business and create a framework for where and how operations must evolve to take the organisation where it needs to go. The Unisys 3D Blueprinting approach can help clients execute their modernisation plan. This approach enables them to gain visibility into the relationships between their business strategy, business processes, applications and IT infrastructure. Applying the 3D Blueprinting approach enables executives to create a plan for modernising the enterprise from business strategy through infrastructure. Using Unisys modelling tools, the plan can be transformed into a high-impact solution to dramatically enhance the client’s chances for long-term success. About the Research Unisys commissioned strategic advisory firm Saugatuck Technology to conduct the research in late 2007 and early 2008. The double-blind study surveyed 1,200 business and IT executives in organisations worldwide. The discussion focused on the enterprises’ business priorities and the capabilities they have today and those they want to develop the most to support those key business objectives. For the full results, see the report “Enterprise Modernisation: A Framework for Strategic Business Improvement.” The report is available by registering at www.unisys.com/FreeIT and accessing the “Insights” section and then “Analyst Insights.” About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Unisys Introduces Free Service for Clients to Test Drive Microsoft Unified Communications Technologies 2008-07-28T14:00:00Z unisys-introduces-free-service-for-clients-to-test-drive-microsoft-unified-communications-technologies SYDNEY, July 29, 2008 – Unisys has announced the availability of a trial service enabling enterprise customers to test drive Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007, and Microsoft Office LiveMeeting at no cost. In today’s world of anywhere, instant communication, this service allows global enterprises to try – free of charge – the latest unified communications technology from Microsoft to enable their workforces to communicate more productively in an integrated platform via PC, the Web or mobile phone.* The trial service, implemented and managed by Unisys, will offer organisations the opportunity to evaluate the features available in the Microsoft unified communications suite, including email, calendaring and unified messaging, in addition to multi-party instant messaging, and voice and video conferencing. Up to 20 accounts can be established per customer, extending the trial experience to a larger group of individuals across the company. Organisations interested in participating in a 30-day trial should contact their Microsoft Sales Executive. “Through this trial, Unisys is able to provide customers with a first-hand look at the potential the Microsoft unified communications platform can bring to their organisation. We hope they’ll see how seamlessly blending the multiple ways in which workers are already communicating in today’s workplace can be a boon for productivity,” said Peter Boit, vice president for Microsoft Enterprise Partners at Microsoft Corp. “Microsoft’s ongoing relationship with Unisys provides our enterprise customers with new levels of business value, helping to create efficient, high-quality communication and collaboration experiences.” While email has become a commonplace, mission-critical communication tool, unified communications is ushering in a new era of enterprise productivity and in turn will help organisations get the most from their business initiatives and IT investments. Several components of the Microsoft unified communications platform included in this trial include: Exchange Server 2007 – Email, Calendaring, Managed Folders, Voicemail, and Outlook Voice Access. Office Communication Server 2007 – IM/Voice/Video, OCS Web Conferencing, PSTN calling (US-only), and Presence integration. Office Live Meeting – Web conferencing & Collaboration. “Unisys builds and manages secure, scalable enterprise systems for the world’s largest public and private sector organisations,” said Chris Skelton, Director Alliances, Unisys Asia Pacific. “This trial lets us showcase our expertise in large-scale unified communications solutions on the Microsoft platform. It also gives our clients an easy way to experiment with new collaboration tools enabled by Microsoft’s unified communications technology stack.” Unisys teamed with Quintum Technologies, a provider of VoIP solutions designed to bring the reliability and voice clarity of public telephone networks to Internet telephony. Quintum’s experience in telephony, specifically VoIP, provides back-end support for the unified communications platform, including dynamic call failover, interoperability with voice and data network environments, SIP and H.323 support. For more information on Unisys Communication and Collaboration solutions, visit http://www.unisys.com/services/communication_a_collaboration/index.htm. * Anywhere access requires Internet connectivity. Outlook Voice Access requires phone connectivity. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Unisys Helps NSW Students Solve and Prevent Eco-Crimes 2008-07-27T14:00:00Z unisys-helps-nsw-students-solve-and-prevent-eco-crimes Unisys is helping young Australians become environmentally aware while honing their internet research skills by providing the data centre resources and manpower to host and support an online environmental game called Murder under the Microscope developed and implemented by the Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI), NSW Department of Education and Training (NSW DET). Since January 2008, students taking part in Murder under the Microscope have formed investigative teams to solve a fictitious eco-crime – based on real life examples – by analysing and researching the evidence, and at the end of June they submitted a management plan to prevent the crime from happening again. Murder under the Microscope is designed to enable teachers to deliver targeted curriculum in a fun context where students are motivated to learn. Over 1,000 teams registered to participate in 2008. All facets of Murder under the Microscope are delivered via its website, www.microscope.edu.au, which is hosted at the Unisys data centre in Rhodes. In May alone the site received more than 9.2 million hits. On 29 May - the day accusations were due - the site received 729,357 hits as students and teachers logged on to submit their findings. “Over the five months of Murder under the Microscope, the website is used for everything from team administration and unveiling of clues about the eco-crime through to the students making accusations and submitting their management plans. Unisys provides the data centre infrastructure and 24/7 support to ensure the site is up and running when students want to access it, coping with peaks in traffic during critical stages of the game,” said Allen Koehn, head of Unisys Public Sector business. “Statistics on website usage shows that most users access the site after school hours, which confirms that the Murder under the Microscope program is so engaging that the students use their own time to learn. “Unisys has a long and successful relationship with NSW DET and is happy to support a program that not only makes learning fun but also heightens awareness about environmental issues here in Australia,” Mr Koehn said. About Unisys Asia Pacific Unisys helps clients with solutions for secure business operations by aligning technology with business strategy. Drawing on a history of industry innovation and expertise, Unisys provides specialised services, delivered by trusted consultants. In Asia Pacific, Unisys delivers services and solutions through subsidiaries in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand and through distributors or resellers in other countries in the region. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About Unisys Unisys is a worldwide information technology services and solutions company. We provide consulting, systems integration, outsourcing and infrastructure services, combined with powerful enterprise server technology. We specialise in helping clients use information to create efficient, secure business operations that allow them to achieve their business goals. Our consultants and industry experts work with clients to understand their business challenges and create greater visibility into critical linkages throughout their operations. For more information, visit www.unisys.com. About CLI The Centre for Learning Innovation (CLI) is part of the NSW Department of Education and Training (NSW DET). At CLI we foster and promote innovation in teaching and learning. This includes developing new products, services and technologies that enhance excellence in teaching and learning. We champion innovation in our work, keeping abreast of new trends in learning design and delivery methods and trialling new technologies to discover how they can best be used to maximise educational outcomes and provide support to both schools and TAFE Institutes. More information on CLI is available at www.cli.nsw.edu.au. Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Unisys Research Reveals Most Consumers Worldwide Won’t Use Mobile Devices to Conduct Financial Transactions 2008-07-14T14:00:00Z unisys-research-reveals-most-consumers-worldwide-won-t-use-mobile-devices-to-conduct-financial-transactions Unisys strengthens management team with appointment of new managing director for Australia-New Zealand 2004-04-16T15:12:00Z unisys-strengthens-management-team-with-appointment-of-new-managing-director-for-australia-new-zealand Unisys has appointed Mike Ettling to the position of Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand. Based in Sydney, Mr Ettling will provide senior leadership and direction across operations within the two countries. Mr Ettling joins a newly constituted Asia Pacific management team built by Andrew Barkla, Vice President and General Manager Asia Pacific, over the past nine months. In addition to his regional management role, Mr Barkla also managed the Australian-New Zealand operations during this period, as well as the continued transition of the company to becoming a services business. IT services now contribute 90% of revenues in Asia Pacific, with Australia-New Zealand contributing about half the region's revenue. "Mike's broad experience in the UK, working in senior management positions for several of the world's leading technology companies, will prove invaluable in his new role with Unisys," commented Andrew Barkla. "Unisys is a services-led, technology enabled business. Mike's experience in IT services and outsourcing will continue to drive the evolution and success of Unisys as a services company." As the new Managing Director, Mr Ettling will work closely with Unisys clients across five main vertical market sectors-financial services, public sector, transportation, telecommunications and media, and commercial. "Our first quarter has seen a solid performance in the Australia-New Zealand cluster," comments Mr Ettling. "Highlights include winning an ITO contract with WMC Resources in Australia, and a contract with ASB in New Zealand for infrastructure management services. "Our infrastructure business performed well in Australia and New Zealand and we continue to see both business process and IT outsourcing opportunities, particularly in Australia. "Our focus will continue across all five vertical markets. The first quarter has seen Unisys make significant investments in our public sector and financial services practices, and we have launched a new solution for the telecommunications sector, called Communications Ensemble. "In the public sector, we continue the roll out of the Web services internet network for the New South Wales Department of Education and Training and we have also boosted our management strength with the appointment earlier in the quarter of Dr Michael Lisle-Williams as Managing Partner, Public Sector. We are also boosting our team in Canberra and have similar plans for Wellington. "In financial services we see continuing opportunities in the areas of risk management and security, as well as outsourcing. Reputation risk - driven partly by regulatory pressure - is now firmly on the agendas of many boards in the financial services sector. Unisys has particular expertise in providing solutions that help manage risk. Under John Billington, the new Managing Partner for Financial Services, we will be focusing on risk management and wealth creation solutions in this market." Prior to joining Unisys, Mr Ettling was the Board Director of UK-listed technology infrastructure outsourcing services company, Synstar International, where he was responsible for that company's UK and German operations. Mr Ettling's leadership resulted in Synstar being well positioned in the IT managed services industry. Before joining Synstar, Mr Ettling held a number of senior positions at EDS in the UK, with responsibilities spread across Europe and other countries. Born in South Africa, Mr Ettling holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School and is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.