Amber Hickman |
Australian insurer Suncorp has entered into a new three-year deal with Microsoft that will accelerate its move from on-premises data centres to the cloud and see it roll out more Surface devices to its workforce.
Suncorp will work with partners including Avanade on its multi-cloud strategy, aiming to migrate 90 per cent of workloads to the cloud by the end of 2023.
This will simplify its technology infrastructure, reduce costs, boost security and risk management capabilities, and enable it to develop and deploy digital solutions that will enhance customer service.
“Suncorp’s cloud journey started in 2013 and today 65 per cent of our applications are in the cloud,” said Charles Pizzato, executive general manager of IT Infrastructure at Suncorp Group. “We have chosen to partner with Microsoft to enable us to achieve our strategic transformation goals and innovation agenda.
“Once we’ve migrated our workloads to the cloud, we’ll be able to build and deploy digital solutions for our customers at game-changing speed.”
Suncorp’s partnership with Microsoft will also enable it to deliver a modern hybrid work experience with its employees. To date, it has delivered 10,000 Microsoft Surface Laptops to employees and plans to deploy an additional 3,600 throughout 2023. Additionally, it has rolled out a total of 150 Surface Hubs at its headquarters in Brisbane and offices across the region. This will assist with creating collaborative hybrid meeting spaces.