Unisys Brazil, the regional counterpart of Unisys Corporation (UIS - Analyst Report), along with a few other local companies, received a $110 million contract from the Extraordinary Security Department for Large scale Events (SESGE) to provide mission-critical infrastructure solutions for the 12 Brazilian cities that will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. SESGE is a part of the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.
The consortium will be responsible for providing IT systems, services and infrastructure for 13 integrated command and control centers (CICCs) that will be set up in different cities. The CICCs will manage and monitor communications among public security agencies such as the military, civil and federal police departments, civil defense and fire brigade.
The members of the consortium will also be responsible for event-related applications, information processing, storage and desktop updates. Unisys aims to apply state-of-the-art technologies in order to make the event a great success for soccer fans across the globe.
Based in Blue Bell, PA., Unisys specializes in helping clients to secure their operations, enhance utilization and efficiency of their data centers, strengthen support to their end users and constituents and modernize their enterprise applications. The primary markets that Unisys serves include the commercial and public sector including the U.S. federal government, financial services, communication and transportation.
Unisys is currently focused on building specialized industry skills and resources required to win industry-specific project opportunities. The company is investing heavily in developing a team dedicated to pursue growth opportunities for application-managed services, both for its existing and new clients.
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