The new arrangements will modernise technology across government and provide the technical platform for the State\u2019s ICT Strategy Digital WA.Datacom has announced it has been selected as one of three suppliers to deliver the Western Australian Government\u2019s GovNext-ICT initiative.The GovNext-ICT programme will see Datacom assist the State Government in its transformation from an owner and operator of ICT infrastructure to a consumer of ICT services. Datacom, working with several other leading ICT providers, will establish a broad range of cloud and telecommunication services that will be provided on a \u2018whole of government\u2019 basis to underpin the Government\u2019s recently announced digital strategy.\u201cWe\u2019re proud to have been awarded this work after going through such an intensive, competitive tender process. This is an innovative, forward thinking project that will transform how the Western Australian Government provides services to its citizens,\u201d says Jonathan Ladd, Datacom Group CEO, in a statement.Jonathan Ladd - Group CEO, Datacom\u201cWe look forward to working with the Government to successfully transition its agencies to these new platforms, providing the world-class infrastructure and support to match the Government\u2019s vision for truly 21st century governance \u2013 flexible, efficient and cost effective.\u201dThe five-year contract (plus five-year extension option) will see the WA Government consolidate its existing infrastructure to scalable platforms located in a small number of highly resilient, interconnected data centres. Datacom is committed to working with other local, national and international software, hardware and Cloud vendors, including Datacom\u2019s own DCS cloud, to introduce new services that will meet the changing demands of government over the term of the contract. Datacom will leverage its extensive experience delivering services to the New Zealand Government and Australia\u2019s state and federal governments, bringing that innovation to Western Australia. This includes work with the Federal Department of Health, ATO, Federal Department of the Environment and Energy, ACCC, NHMRC and Queensland\u2019s Department of Premier and Cabinet, as well as multiple NZ government agencies.\u201cThe appointment of Datacom as one of three suppliers of ICT infrastructure to the Western Australian Government marks the beginning of an exciting new digital era for the public sector,\u201d says WA Government Innovation Minister Bill Marmion.\u201cThe new arrangements will modernise technology across government and provide the technical platform for the State\u2019s ICT Strategy Digital WA. We look forward to working with Datacom, and the two other suppliers, over the term of this contract.\u201dFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nzSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.Join us on Facebook.