Kansas Continues Digital Transformation
Published: October 04, 2018
The state of Kansas has chosen Unisys to upgrade statewide technology systems and begin migrating to the cloud.
Kansas has awarded a $40 million contract to Unisys to upgrade technology systems and migrate to the cloud. The contract has a base term of 5 years with 2 additional extension periods. The goal of the contract is to upgrade to a modern, secure environment while lowering overall operating costs. Through the contract, the state will transfer ownership of its IT hardware to Unisys, which will then replace that infrastructure with access to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure cloud environments.
The Unisys contract is the latest in a series of efforts Kansas has made recently to update its technological infrastructure. The state is now doing more with mobile services, payments and online access to government. As part of the relationship with Unisys, all government agencies will be able to work with the company on tech upgrades and improvements.
Unisys has also received other awards for similar service agreements with Georgia and Virginia. Unisys will provide hybrid-cloud services to the Georgia Technology Authority through a $219 million contract, which will entail services to manage the state’s computing and data storage environment as well as providing deployment, technology refresh, patching, trouble-shooting, and asset management services. Unisys also entered into a 6-year, $242 million contract with Virginia to manage its server, storage, and data center services.