Fuente: www.consultant-news.com Fecha: 24.02.2011
FirstGroup awards global IT contract to Atos Origin
This announcement follows the successful outsourcing of First’s UK data centres to Atos Origin in 2010.The deal covers the consolidation of the Group’s data centre infrastructure in North America, which has grown through recent acquisitions and mergers.
Atos Origin will provide a range of services with varying architectural standards. It will migrate and transform First’s North American data centre operations into a utility based service delivery model creating a single, global way of managing and delivering a business-driven technology landscape. The five year deal is expected to deliver cost savings, minimise risk and provide the commercial, financial and technical flexibility to support First’s business plans.
Craig Wallace, FirstGroup’s IT Director, said: “Atos Origin delivered an excellent proposal which complements our plans to improve and standardise our IT practices. It has a strong track record in both the IT and transport sectors and is well placed therefore to deliver the IT infrastructure and support that enables us to further strengthen our business.”
Paul Stewart, CEO for Atos Origin North America said: “This is an important and strategic deal for Atos Origin, which showcases our global expertise. We are absolutely committed to deliver world class service to FirstGroup and our experts in the US and the UK will work together to ensure a smooth transition. The goal is to deliver real business benefits in the short term.”