BP signs new IT/comms service providers

CompuCom, Computacenter and T-Systems to consolidate major’s global telecoms and networks.

Following the shake-up of its global application development and application maintenance (ADAM, Oil ITJ September 2009), BP has moved to consolidate hardware and software procurement and ‘transform’ its global telecommunications and networking.

The IT deal was awarded to a partnership of Dallas-headquartered CompuCom Systems and UK-based Computacenter. The partnership has established a global, five-year, reseller program for BP. BP CIO Dana Deasy explained, ‘By consolidating and simplifying our IT supply chain, we will reduce our IT supplier base by at least 540 vendors, and significantly remove cost while driving complexity from our operations.’ The deal sets out to achieve consistent procurement and simplify IT product purchase for BP’s affiliates.

Computacenter CEO Mike Norris commented, ’This will enable BP to aggregate its spend with vendors leading to volume discounts; standardize its product portfolio and simplify the way IT buying is performed.’ The service starts on 1st February 2010 and will support BP’s 90,000 employees.

CompuCom’s Integrated Infrastructure Management v3 Solution* (IIMv3) is an outsourcing solution that addresses issues such as ‘declining end user and business line satisfaction,’ ‘alignment of IT services to business requirements’ and reduced IT budgets. The solution integrates technological innovations, ‘alternative’ delivery models and a ‘next generation’ service management platform.

In a separate deal, BP has awarded a global communications contract to Deutsche Telekom’s T-Systems business solutions unit. The five-year contract is to ‘transform’ BP’s global telecoms services network, enabling it for next generation voice and data services. The deal sees the introduction of a ‘multi-sourcing’ service model and a significant reduction in the number of suppliers.

In a parallel agreement, Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN Group) is to provide global managed service to support BP’s voice requirements, including managed telephone and audio visual services. Deasy added, ‘T-Systems and Siemens expertise, new perspective and energy will give BP a significant opportunity to reduce complexity and lower our overall cost base.’ More from siemens-enterprise.com, t-systemsus.com, compucom.com and computacenter.com.

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