BLUE BELL, Pa., July 2, 2007 – Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that it has signed an agreement with BT to provide network monitoring and management services as part of outsourcing engagements for Unisys clients worldwide.
The agreement makes BT network monitoring and management services a key part of Unisys IT outsourcing solutions. Unisys will implement these BT network services in its portfolio of managed network solutions for its global client base. This new arrangement is intended to afford each company new business development opportunities.
Unisys and BT also intend to collaborate on innovative business solutions for next-generation communications capabilities – especially in converged local area network/wide area networking (LAN/WAN), which can substantially enhance enterprises’ market competitiveness and improve productivity.
"Drawing on a long-term relationship between our companies, this agreement with BT strengthens the value Unisys can deliver to our clients around the world," said Randy Hendricks, president, Unisys Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services. "Combining BT’s worldwide scale and networking expertise with Unisys comprehensive IT services management experience extends our ability to provide next-generation network support today, and help clients innovate for the future."
The agreement is part of Unisys ongoing efforts to bolster its leadership as a comprehensive provider of IT outsourcing and management services. Unisys also intends to increase operational efficiencies and enhance margins by teaming with partners that can help the company enhance customer service while lowering costs.
Unisys will integrate BT’s network monitoring support into the Unisys managed services offering using the ITIL framework already in place. Unisys will continue to maintain operational support and customer relationships for transparent continuity of service to clients.
This agreement with BT is the latest milestone in the services relationship between Unisys and BT. Unisys already provides BT Global Services with managed network products and services as a key element of select Unisys IT outsourcing client engagements where the two companies collaborate. Unisys also delivers fulfillment services such as staging, installation and maintenance of servers and routers, on behalf of BT Global Services in more than 100 countries. In addition, Unisys provides Managed Application Services, along with data center and consulting services, for BT’s UK Messaging portfolio.
"Unisys and BT have a strong collaborative relationship, capitalizing on complementary strengths in numerous client engagements," said Francois Barrault, CEO, BT Global Services. "By adding BT network management services to the Unisys outsourcing portfolio, we can expand global operations and build on a relationship that goes from strength to strength."
Unisys Outsourcing: Solutions for Secure Business Operations
Unisys Outsourcing solutions deliver the visibility needed to achieve the transparency and predictability required for secure business operations. Our solutions employ the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise (3D-VE) approach, enabling a client to see and then act on cause-effect relationships among business strategy, processes and IT requirements throughout the entire enterprise. This visibility enables informed decisions and greater confidence and helps avoid unforeseen impacts and costs that can block effective execution. Unisys outsourcing clients can realize the benefits of secure business operations – breakthrough performance in customer service and satisfaction, greater agility and competitive advantage in a dynamic marketplace.
BT is one of the world’s leading providers of communications solutions and services operating in 170 countries. Its principal activities include networked IT services, local, national and international telecommunications services, and higher-value broadband and internet products and services. BT consists principally of four lines of business: BT Global Services, Openreach, BT Retail and BT Wholesale. In the year ended 31 March 2006, BT Group plc’s revenue was £UK19,514 million with profit before taxation of £UK2,040 million.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York. For more information, visit www.bt.com/aboutbt .
Unisys is a worldwide technology services and solutions company. Our consultants apply Unisys expertise in consulting, systems integration, outsourcing, infrastructure, and server technology to help our clients achieve secure business operations. We build more secure organizations by creating visibility into clients’ business operations. Leveraging the Unisys 3D Visible Enterprise approach, we make visible the impact of their decisions – ahead of investments, opportunities and risks. For more information, visit www.unisys.com .