Queensland’s Office of Transportation and Major Roadways (TMR) is getting ready to bid farewell to the last vestiges of Lotus Notes after shifting its personnel to Microsoft Office environment 365 in 2019. 

The division has begun wanting for a managed support provider to help decommission its legacy Notes atmosphere by the conclusion of next money yr.  

It expects that all current Notes apps and performance will progressively changeover to a “suite of fashionable alternatives aligned with TMR’s 0365 atmosphere or COTS [business off-the-shelf] alternatives”. 

TMR rolled out O365 and SharePoint 2016 to all 8500 personnel and 9100 devices in March 2019, according to the department’s most up-to-date annual report. 

But request for information paperwork expose that 734 cases of actively employed Notes apps and 2267 cases of apps where the use is distinct remain. 

This includes 688 active doc administration process cases and several cases relating to the state’s ageing transportation registration and integrated licensing process (TRAILS). 

“Our eyesight is for all current Notes environments and apps to be decommissioned and/or transitioned by the conclusion of the money yr 2020-2021 or at the very least to be perfectly into these transitions by the conclusion of FY 2020-2021,” the division stated. 

TMR needs the thriving supplier to “assess the Notes application listing … to ascertain proposed changeover, substitution or decommission options”. 

But presented a short turnaround for submissions, the division is joyful for vendors to get ready the assessment “in the early stages pursuing the transfer of the Notes environment”. 

The supplier will also want to “take on the current Notes atmosphere, its administration and assist, delivering Notes companies back to TMR as … the transformation performs out”. 

TMR at present has Amazon Web Expert services, Microsoft Azure and public cloud environments, even though it is however “building capability” on Azure, such as with Dynamics 365. 

Submissions to the request for information will shut July 2, with shortlisted vendors to be invited to a discovery working day with the division to exhibit their proposed strategy. 

A quantity of other businesses have moved off Notes in recent years, such as the Victorian Office of Wellbeing and Human Expert services. 

DHHS done its yr-extensive migration off eleven,five hundred personnel to O365 for e-mail and calendar last June.

Previously this thirty day period, NSW Police also done its migration of 23,000 personnel to O365, obtaining accelerated its change to allow non-frontline state to operate from household throughout coronavirus lockdowns.