The new agreement will enable scalability and flexibility in cost, resources and competence for Sandvik
IBM has signed a five year agreement with Swedish high-tech engineering group Sandvik to outsource part of its IT infrastructure services for about $250m.
The new agreement will enable scalability and flexibility in cost, resources and competence for Sandvik, the company said.
The deal will include ‘data centre services’ and ‘workplace’ and all tasks within the two services will be performed by IBM.
‘Data centre services’ include the operation of all server platforms including hardware, application platform software and facilities where servers are placed.
‘Workplace’ includes all services to manage office PCs as well as messaging, collaboration, standard applications and second-line user support.
Under the terms of the agreement IBM will offer employment to Sandvik’s resources currently working in ‘data centre services’ and ‘workplace’ areas.
IBM Sweden Strategic Outsourcing Country executive Yvonne Andersson said, "A successful transition of both employees and technology to IBM is designed to not only enhance the security of Sandvik’s business operations, but also to provide a unique opportunity for Sandvik’s highly skilled employees to continue their professional career, supporting both Sandvik and other IBM clients."