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“Adopting a digital approach is absolutely vital in everything” — Andy Wood, Executive Director – Corporate Services, Department of Finance WA 332

as partners,” says Wood. “This helps

isolation and rather understand the

them provide the best offerings to enable

full scope of Finance’s digital transfor-

and achieve strategic outcomes.”

mation.” Of its vendor-partners,

Wood describes this as a paradigm shift

Microsoft has been important through

in procurement thinking, where tradition-

the Department’s digital transformation

ally vendors would offer their best price

journey, particularly as a provider of

to deliver a service or product to exact

vital cloud capabilities. “Our previous

specifications, limiting the ability to

operating model was very heavy and

understand the problem and collabo-

lethargic in that we would buy a piece

rate on solutions. “We take an approach

of kit, we’d put it in place and it would

whereby we select a small number of

stay there for 10 years and we’d never

strategic partners which not only

innovate with it,” said Wood. “Cloud

challenge us and our preconceptions

computing has become a building block

but also look beyond technology in

of Finance’s digital transformation. It’s

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