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Telstra wins major Hong Kong cloud contract

Telstra’s push into Asia continues with the company announcing it has won a multi-million dollar contract to supply managed private cloud services to Hong Kong-headquartered retailer Dairy Farm Group.

The group is one of Asia’s largest retailers, with more than 100,000 employees and 5800 stores and franchises across the region – including IKEA, Mannings and 7-ELEVEN.

It serves more than one billion consumers annually across its various businesses.

According to Telstra the agreement will mean it will oversee the storage, physical security, maintenance and connectivity of the company’s SAP (systems, applications and products) suite. SAP applications include payroll, human resources and financials,   among others.

This is a multi-million dollar contract and represents a significant advance in Telstra’s plan to establish itself as the preferred supplier of such services in Asia Pacific. But where will the work associated with this project be performed?

While privacy considerations may, rightly, place some constraints on aspects of this work, elements of it could surely be carried out here? The CWU will be pursuing this question in the broader context of its campaign against offshoring and in support of the retention and creation of skilled telecommunications work within Australia.


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