Citing growing customer demands for standardized and flexible collaborative IT and network services around the globe, HP and BT are expanding their alliance as preferred partners in the management of outsourced IT and network service.
This builds on a three-year go-to-market model that has attracted more than $1.5 billion in contract revenue since 2004 and more than 25 customers, including FirstGroup, Aker Kvaerner and Anglo-American. BT and HP said customers increasingly require additional capabilities from both companies to help transform their IT environments, drive innovation across their operations and improve business effectiveness and efficiency.
As part of a multi-year agreement, HP will provide BT with the IT infrastructure components of servers, storage, software and services to accelerate and expand BT’s service transformation. HP also will help BT transform its IT infrastructure into a service-oriented architecture to support new customer business models.
In parallel, BT becomes a key enabler of HP’s own global IT transformation project, which is focused on improving service and reducing costs, by providing and managing high-performance connectivity between HP’s consolidated US data centers and 143 sites in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
In May 2004, BT and HP have signed a series of managed services agreements with a combined value of $1.5 billion over the next seven years. Under these agreements, HP will manage BT's midrange and desktop information technology infrastructure in the UK, and BT will manage HP's voice and data network and product support call centers within the EMEA region. The companies have also formed a strategic go-to-market alliance targeting the global information and communications technology (ICT) marketplace. (convergedigest.com)