Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 25.12.2010
Accenture wins 5-year IT and application management contract from UK broadcaster
ITV, one of UK’s leading free-to-air broadcaster, plans to transition its desktop services, help desk, and data centre management to Accenture later this year. Financial terms of the five-year agreement were not disclosed.
Accenture demonstrated its industry vision and capabilities to ITV at the Accenture Innovation Centre for Broadband, a specialized facility based in Rome that serves clients who seek innovative video solutions that can be quickly transformed from ideas to reality. At the Centre, a team of specialists design and deploy complex solutions for leading media organizations across Europe.
“ITV is transforming its business, and working with Accenture will provide us with the flexibility we need as our business changes,” said Richard Cross, Group Technology Director, ITV. “Our selection of Accenture affords us access to world-class capabilities that the Accenture Innovation Centre for Broadband can provide. Their deep experience in web TV, over-the-top services and the digital supply chain will help us as we look to transform our business.”
“ITV selected Accenture for two key reasons: Accenture’s ability to deliver the IT infrastructure and applications management services needed and Accenture’s deep experience in the broadcast industry, and our innovative vision in the areas of digital TV and the digital home,” said Stuart Orr, ITV client account director, Accenture. “I am delighted to team with ITV to support its business as it changes over the coming years.”