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Government's "Cloud first" policy driving market to maturity

Government's "Cloud first" policy driving market to maturity

Bulletproof joins Cloud services panel

Bulletproof chief executive, Anthony Woodward, has credited the federal government's Cloud first policy with driving the market to maturity after being named as one of five suppliers on the Cloud services panel.

Bulletproof Networks joins Bang the Table, Hitachi Data Systems Australia, NTT Com ICT DC Solutions, and Veritec on the panel.

This follows last month's additions of BravoSolution, CTO Group, Dell, Kloud Solutions, Nextgen Networks, Oakton, Objective Corporation Ltd, ServiceNow and Technology One to the panel.

The panel now has more than 70 suppliers after four rounds of additions.

Woodward said Bulletproof was previously on the "placeholder" Cloud panel and had experience providing these type of services to government agencies.

"Historically, we have done some work for the Federal Government, the Department of Finance and the Department of Health and Ageing," he said.

"We have certainly got some experience providing Cloud services to those organisations."

Bulletproof recently posted a 46 per cent increase in revenues and has doubled its headcount fron 52 to 105 in the past year.

The buoyant revenue figures were on the back of increasing recurring revenues from AWS as the premier consulting partner in A/NZ.

This follows the acquisition of Panthacorp, a professional services firm that will boost Bulletproof’s product and services range.

Woodward said while cost reduction was the obvious advantage to most customers, it was not the only advantage.

"It's often quoted that cost reduction is a driver," he said.

"But what we are tending to find is that there is quite a lot of maturity in terms of how they (government agencies) think about Cloud.

"I think this sends a very big vote of confidence from the government to industry."

Under the Federal Government's Cloud policy, agencies must adopt Cloud where it is "fit for purpose adequate protection of data and delivers value for money" when purchasing new service or replacing existing services.

The Australian government spends approximately $6 billion a year of on ICT.

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Tags DellOaktontechnology oneNextgen NetworksCTO groupServiceNowKloud solutionsAnthony WoodwardBravoSolutionNTT Com ICT DC SolutionsObjective Corporation LtdPanthacorpVeritecHitachi Data Systems AustraliaBang the TableBulletproof managing director

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