Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) has announced that it has won a contract to provide cloud services to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.
Unisys was chosen by the OCC to move the email communications of all its employees onto a cloud-based platform. The upgrade is expected to boost cost efficiency for the OCC. It will also be a good opportunity for Unisys to offer its cloud services on a wide enterprise scale. The firm will also seek to offer flexibility and numerous other capabilities. The firm reported that it agreed to the five-year contract valued at roughly $11.2 million.
According to the terms of the contract, Unisys will provide its transition planning, designing, and expertise in analysis. The company will also offer its developing services in carrying out the transition of the OCC email services to the cloud. Unisys has its operations on a global scale and it has more than 20,000 employees distributed across the world. The company relied on more than luck to score the contract. It was selected based on its track record. Unisys provided similar services to the General Services Administration in 2010. The GSA was the first Federal agency to a cloud-based email platform.
The services offered to the GSA were a success and Unisys has since then worked towards similar projects related to government agencies. It has previously worked with the Records Administration, the National Archives and the US Department of Energy. The firm focuses on offering cloud services that are cost effective and deliver efficiency to government agencies. The company also aims to maintain its leadership position in offering updated services to its clients in the public sector.
Contracts such as the one offered to Unisys by the OCC are important to the company because it allows it to boost its goodwill in the market. This, in turn, allows it to maintain a higher top-line growth than its rivals. The company was acknowledged by Amazon Web Services (AWS) from Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) as one of the firms that have achieved government competency.