Japan Ministry outsources some IT work

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TOKYO: Accenture has been awarded a 33-month contract by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to provide project management and application outsourcing services, in support of the Ministry’s Productive and Reliable Telecommunications Network for Radio (PARTNER) system.


The contract was awarded following a competitive selection process.

The engagement targets improved operational efficiency and maintenance of the PARTNER system, which supports radio network administrative functions such as processing license applications and radio frequency management. Since June 2011, Accenture has been developing systems to reduce costs and improve compliance with regulatory reforms, expand online capabilities, and increase the percentage of applications submitted online.

“We are honored that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has selected Accenture as a partner to improve its cost structure and provide technical support for the PARTNER system, said Yasuhiro Nishimori, Accenture’s Health & Public Service executive who leads the firm’s work for the Ministry. “Accenture’s world-class application outsourcing services will help the Ministry combine efficient budget management with higher operational quality in the PARTNER system.”

Accenture has previously worked for the Ministry providing services such as project management, database management, strategic planning and application management.