Objective signs $10 million contract with IBM and Defence

Objective Corporation (ASX:OCL) today announced that it has been awarded a new contract with IBM to deliver a key component of the Australian Department of Defence's End User Compute (EUC) Program. The EUC Program is one of several initiatives designed to establish a dependable, secure and integrated Single Information Environment (SIE) to support Defence business and military operations.

The EUC project is a key part of Defence's $1.9 billion Infrastructure Transformation Program, which will modernise almost every aspect of Defence's ICT environment and which aims to deliver savings of $20 billion over 10 years.

The contract is worth in excess of $10 million to Objective, split over the 2017 and 2018 financial years, and will see Objective design, build, test and deploy the latest version of the Objective Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solution to support all 75,000 users on the Defence PROTECTED network.

IBM's broader contract includes the deployment of new versions of Objective ECM, Microsoft Exchange, Lync and Lotus Notes for deployment on Defence's new thin client desktop environment, which will be delivered as part of EUC.

Tony Walls, CEO of Objective Corporation said: "This is a substantial contract for Objective and a significant milestone in Objective's successful relationship with the Department of Defence over the last fifteen years.

"We are delighted to be working with IBM to deliver such a significant, transformational project for the Department of Defence, and we look forward to Defence taking advantage of Objective's latest capabilities to ensure sound information governance," said Mr Walls.