Computacenter has snared a £3.5m contract to help Severn Trent Water overhaul its IT system.
The project is part of the water company’s business transformation programme which includes flexible working provision, cost reduction and also the move to a brand new BREAAM-rated energy efficient building in Coventry in autumn 2010.
Computacenter’s task covers the datacentre to the desktop, and includes backup, security, storage, networking and IT management, as well as installing Windows 7. Severn Trent’s new operating system will support a Citrix virtual desktop infrastructure that will support home working and desk-sharing as its workforce becomes more mobile.
The corporate reseller giant will also supply a range of services from software licensing and testing to application packaging and asset disposal, helping the water company save money on its IT infrastructure.
Pierre Hall, director of workplace and collaboration solutions at Computacenter, said: “Computacenter helped Severn Trent Water make the right technology investment decisions based on its business drivers, future vision and current IT infrastructure. The new infrastructure will reduce complexity, service desk support costs and the company’s environmental impact. Providing remote working options to staff will also strengthen Severn Trent Water’s contingency plans for coping with emergencies and adverse weather conditions.”
Myron Hrycyk, chief information officer at Severn Trent Water, said: “The IT transformation will underpin the implementation of new working practices at Severn Trent Water and support a step change in our ways of working. The project is part of a wider initiative to create a more dynamic organisation and enhance our ability to attract talented staff.”
Hrycyk added that the new infrastructure will help improve customer service.
“The IT transformation is closely linked to our key strategic intentions, in particular minimising our carbon footprint, responding to customer’s needs and keeping customer charges low.”
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