Mining giant Anglo American has signed a £225m deal with HP and BT to outsource management of its global voice services, datacentre operations and desktop environments.
The deal includes a two-year programme to create an integrated and consolidated IT infrastructure aligned with Anglo American’s information management strategy and architecture, as part of the mining firm’s wider growth and efficiency strategy. The project will include the standardisation, optimisation and virtualisation of Anglo American’s server environment.
Under the terms of the contracts around 90 staff will be transferred from Anglo American to HP and BT worldwide.
The BT HP Alliance will use its integrated services delivery platform – the result of a three-year joint development programme – to provide Anglo American with standardised IT and networking services with consistent reporting. Services will be provided according to HP’s ITIL-based governance methodology.