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KEC signs a 10-year outsourcing contract with IBM Korea

IBM to manage applications as well as IT infrastructure including servers, networks and desktops

Mar 29, 2005 - 29 Mar 2005: IBM Korea announced today that Korea's largest semiconductor company, KEC Corporation, had contracted IBM to operate and manage KEC's IT infrastructure and core business applications under a 10-year outsourcing agreement, that will help enable KEC to strengthen its IT infrastructure, while concentrating on its core business.

IBM Korea will operate and manage KEC's servers, networks and desktops, and manage core business applications, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
 
The agreement will enable KEC to draw on IBM's experience and expertise in the global semiconductor business to facilitate KEC's business innovation through strengthened IT systems that will support production facilities overseas. KEC will have access to IBM's business, hardware and software expertise, while realizing savings to their IT budget.

IBM Korea will provide consulting services for KEC's ERP system, and an integrated management system will enable IBM to strengthen security by monitoring servers and networks around the clock.
 
Jung-So Kwak, CEO of KEC Corporation, said, "Our partnership with IBM Korea will ensure our IT infrastructure is as good as any in the semiconductor business and will strengthen our competitiveness and ability to service our worldwide customers."
 
Hwi Sung Lee, CEO of IBM Korea said, "IBM is dedicated to working with our clients to provide the right business and technology services that deliver real business outcomes. With this agreement, IBM Korea is seeking to play the role of valued adviser and partner, supporting KEC in its move to become an on demand business through strengthening its IT and management systems."

Contact(s) information

John Buscemi
IBM Media Relations
(914) 766-4495
jbuscemi@us.ibm.com

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