LONDON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Desktop Infrastructure and Datacentre Hardware Deal Estimated at £150m
Kelway, the IT services and solutions provider, has today announced the signing of a five year agreement to provide Atos with desktop infrastructure and datacentre hardware in the UK and Ireland. The contract, with an estimated value of £150m over the five year term, will see Kelway become the primary provider of infrastructure and associated services to Atos' managed services business in the UK.
Atos will benefit from Kelway's end to end supply chain services, backed-up by a comprehensive support programme. With some of the industry's highest technical and vendor-specific accreditations, the Kelway team will help Atos enhance its workspace and datacentre supply chain while delivering significant cost efficiencies.
"This new partnership with Atos showcases Kelway's ability to deliver key business technologies at the enterprise scale," comments Phil Doye, CEO of Kelway. "We're continuing to impress leading global brands with our comprehensive range of solutions and services. Working with Atos will provide another opportunity to help a successful organisation achieve competitive advantage with the right technology."
"Delivering a high quality of service and value to our customers requires the right partners," said Adrian Gregory, Senior Vice President of Managed Services at Atos. "Throughout a rigorous bid process, we were impressed by Kelway's combination of technical and commercial expertise. We are excited about this partnership, the opportunity it creates for both companies and improved service provided to our customers."
Kelway is an established and trusted IT services and solutions provider. We have an international presence in both private and public sector IT, and through our global supply chain provide products and services in over 130 countries. Our team possesses the industry's highest achievable accreditations, meaning Kelway customers can focus on running their business, not on managing their IT.
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of €8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid. For more information, visit: http://www.atos.net.