OBS delivers Victoria's IT project of the year
30 August 2011

An innovative, large scale email solution, based on Microsoft Exchange 2010 has won the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) 2011 Victorian Information Technology Project of the Year Award.

The solution, developed for the Victorian Government's Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) is the largest Australian State or Federal government sector implementation of Microsoft Exchange 2010 and the second largest Exchange 2010 project delivered in the southern hemisphere in the past 12 months.

This project impacted over 78,000 Victorian teachers, principals and Departmental staff. "eduMail" (as the system is known internally) is a critical business system within the Department and seamless integration was required to ensure minimal disruption to the delivery of teaching to Victorian students across the state.

Working closely with the Department's governance team, OBS was able to combine its attention to detail and project management abilities to ensure the project was delivered on time and successfully. OBS is proud to have been a key participant in this project and looks forward to similar success with the Department on future projects.

The project was also awarded a high commendation by the judges at the National Project Management Achievement Awards.