Menu
Telstra pumps A$1.2b into IT outsourcing

Telstra pumps A$1.2b into IT outsourcing

Telstra has poured A$1.2 billion to renew its technology support and services contracts with IBM and Electronic Data Systems to 2014.

The telco topped up its five-year IBM extension with a further $175 million to continue to outsource management of IT operations and services.

The contact is designed to improve the telco's IT automation and remote management and reduce server build time.

Under the extended deal, IBM will introduce a 'factory-line' approach for server build and deployments, including standardisation of processes and tool sets for more than 3000 servers; streamline reporting for design and approvals; and introduce a consistent server base state.

Telstra has outsourced its entire IT operations to IBM under a six year contract worth about $1 billion.

The telco said the IT operations deal will lower technology costs and create a consistent, more automated IT framework.

Media reports claimed Telstra dropped its support contract with IBM Global Services earlier this year as part of an outsourcing cull.

Telstra renewed its separate five-year $450 million application services deal with EDS to cater for applications development and managed services. The extension builds on a seven-year service delivery agreement with the vendor.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Telstrainternational news

Featured

Slideshows

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours

The channel in New Zealand came together to celebrate the close of 2017, as the final After Hours played out in front of a bumper Auckland crowd.

Kiwi channel closes 2017 with After Hours
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP honoured leading partners across the channel at the Partner Awards 2017 in New Zealand, recognising excellence across the entire print and personal systems portfolio.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30

Leading figures within the technology industry across New Zealand came together to celebrate 30 years of success for Lexel Systems, at a milestone birthday occasion at St Matthews in the City.‚Äč

Tech industry comes together as Lexel celebrates turning 30
Show Comments