The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has contracted Australian information management company Kapish to deploy a new cloud-based records management system.
Kapish, part of Canberra-based software and services company The Citadel Group, has entered into a three-year agreement to provide the Kapish Content Manager Cloud platform to CSIRO, along with support services.
Kapish said the commissioning of the platform would allow CSIRO scientists to undertake their research projects with minimal downtime and allow multiple research centers to work together remotely securely.
The platform has also provided the agency’s sensitive information with the protections provided by its ISO 27001 certification and PROTECTED level rating by the Information Security Approved Assessors (IRAP) program.
“The real benefit for CSIRO of bringing Kapish Content Manager Cloud online is that they can outsource information management and secure data storage as a fully managed service that securely connects their global workforce and scales continuously to respond to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats,” Kapish Chief Development Officer Stewart Hollingdrake said.
Citadel Group Managing Director Mark McConnell said the choice of Kapish to provide the service is “outstanding recognition of the superior quality” of its Content Manager Cloud platform.
“This flagship agreement with such a large and influential client stands out because it is the national agency responsible for setting the government’s ICT agenda,” said McConnell.
“Kapish Content Manager Cloud remains the only PROTECTED-level IRAP-rated platform available to the public nationwide, making ISO 27001 certification and IRAP rating a testament to our hard work and of our commitment to providing an unparalleled layer of security to our valued customers, including CSIRO.”
Citadel Group, which was then listed on the ASX, acquired Kapish in 2016 for then $17.5 million. Kapish was a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Gold Partner, one of only two for its HPE TRIM records manager suite of document and records management solutions in Australia at the time, alongside Optus.