LONDON - 31 Mar 2009: IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Carphone Warehouse (CPW), Europe's leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, today announced a multi-year information technology (IT) infrastructure services agreement.
Under the terms of the agreement, IBM has been appointed to manage Carphone Warehouse's IT requirements and deliver its future infrastructure services across its service desk, servers, storage, desktop, network and data center environments.
The contract with IBM will assist CPW in generating cost efficiencies while providing improved business flexibility and committed service levels, through deploying IBM's leading service delivery and management processes, tools and expertise.
Simon Post, Chief Technology Officer of The Carphone Warehouse, said, "IBM has a long and successful track record in the infrastructure area, and I am confident that this alliance will offer lasting benefits such as increased service levels and efficiency improvements to our business."
Bruce Ross, General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services in the UK and Ireland, said, "The Carphone Warehouse will leverage IBM's global leadership in technology innovation and delivery. As organizations face an accelerating pace of change, innovation is becoming a critical factor in the drive to deliver customer value. This agreement will help Carphone Warehouse to continue to expand their core business and drive cost efficiencies."
The contract was signed in March 2009.
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