Colombia's Avianca in $12-Million Services Deal With IBM

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BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA - 04 Jun 2007: Colombian airline Avianca has chosen IBM (NYSE: IBM) to operate and manage its information technology, in a deal valued at $12 million.

Through this agreement signed at the end of the first quarter, IBM will provide services including administration of the airline's datacenter operations, end-user support services including helpdesk and onsite support, inventory administration, network management, and support for mainframe and midrange server systems.

By outsourcing these services to IBM, Avianca can ensure that its IT operations are supported by an industry leader while focusing on its core business operations. The agreement will help Avianca lower operating costs, ensure that its IT systems and applications are current, and reduce variability of IT expenses.

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