Randstad begins transition to the Cloud

Randstad begins transition to the Cloud

Telstra selected for a three-year contract to provide Randstad with telecommunications and Cloud services

Recruitment company, Randstad, has signed a three-year contract with Telstra to provide telecommunications and Cloud services that will help the company make the transition to the Cloud.

The contract, which was signed for an undisclosed sum, means Telstra will connect Randstad’s 50 Australian offices to the telco’s Next IP network and roll out IP telephony for its 1000 staff.

Telstra will also provide Next G mobile phones and 4G enterprise mobile broadband services to the company.

According to Randstad chief information officer, Kevin O’Neill, the company saw an opportunity to take advantage of a Cloud-computing operating model.

“With much of our IT infrastructure gradually coming to the end of its life cycle, we had the choice to deploy new infrastructure or take advantage of the latest operating models such as Cloud computing,” he said in a statement.

“The scalability benefits of the Cloud model in particular, support our growth strategy within the Asia Pacific region.”

He added that working with Telstra has helped the company improve its disaster recovery capability. For example, during the Queensland floods staff worked remotely using the mobile data network which minimised the impact on the business.

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