The state of Kansas has chosen Unisys to upgrade statewide technology systems and begin migrating to the cloud. This is the first time the state has worked with Unisys.
The $40 million contract will last for five years with two optional extension periods.
The primary goal of the contract is to upgrade to a modern, secure environment while providing a lower overall operating cost for IT. The contract also will give the state access to Unisys’ support team.
Through the contract, the state will transfer ownership of its aging IT hardware to Unisys. Unisys 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 announced recent contract wins in Georgia and Virginia for similar service arrangements. In Virginia the company is part of a new plan from state technology officials to regain more control over systems and service upgrades. In Georgia state officials are migrating to a hybrid cloud environment.