Rijkswaterstaat chooses Capgemini Outsourcing and subcontractor HP for implementation and management of IT infrastructure
Capgemini Netherlands and its partners will be responsible for the implementation and management of Rijkswaterstaat’s IT infrastructure.

Paris, Amsterdam, April 23, 2007 – On March 28, 2007 Capgemini Netherlands signed the largest transformational outsourcing deal in its history with Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management. During this 7.5 year deal, worth €230 million,

Capgemini will be responsible for all server- and computer centre-oriented services and the development and implementation of a completely new IT infrastructure. Main subcontractor HP will take care of managed desktop services, user support and supply of technology.

The Rijkswaterstaat outsourcing deal also encompasses IT management of desktop and computer centre services including all 14,000 workspaces and thousands of servers on behalf of Rijkswaterstaat. The contract, furthermore, leaves open the possibility of future upscaling to more divisions of the Dutch Traffic Department and incorporates an option to expand the contract term by five years. Capgemini, HP and Rijkswaterstaat are now about to begin the transformation process. A first important step will be the October 2007 completion of a new office building (located in Westraven, Utrecht) with 2000 seats.

Rijkswaterstaat decided to outsource its IT environment in order to become more flexible and adaptablein the face of internal and external changes. Its close collaboration with Capgemini is an important step towards realizing this transformation. In order to optimally service Rijkswaterstaat, Capgemini will also closely collaborate with Sogeti (part of the Capgemini Group), with HP and with other important partners such as British Telecom and SCC. On the occasion of the contract signature, Peter Croes, Managing Director of Capgemini Outsourcing BV said, "Capgemini’s aim is to offer its clients the highest level of service. Combining our expertise with our partners’ is instrumental in achieving this goal. To us, this contract is a crowning achievement, and a celebration of our work and strategy."

About Capgemini

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing services, enables its clients to transform and perform through technologies. Capgemini provides its clients with insights and capabilities that boost their freedom to achieve superior results through a unique way of working, which it calls the Collaborative Business Experience. Capgemini reported 2006 global revenues of EUR 7.7 billion and employs more than 75,000 people worldwide.

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