Engineering and development group Mott MacDonald has signed a five year global telecoms deal worth around £13 million with Tata Communications.
The deal will see Mott MacDonald consolidate its multiple regional comms systems onto a single platform, helping to "create new levels of global collaboration" among 15,000 employees across 50 countries, said the group.
Tata Communications’ redesign of the company's WAN environment and infrastructure for global unified communications will enable Mott MacDonald to centralise business collaboration tools such as document management systems into the cloud, allowing enhanced accessibility for projects requiring real-time international collaboration.
It will also create improved levels of communication throughout the organisation, optimising Mott MacDonald’s investment in Microsoft Lync as the common global comms tool for both internal and external communication.
Darren Russell, Mott MacDonald’s global IT director, said: “With over 168 offices around the world and projects in 140 countries this contract will provide us with the ease of access needed to keep us at the top of our industry."
Tata Communications will support Mott MacDonald’s comms through five strategically located data centres across the world. Co-located for additional resiliency, the data centres form central hubs from which all of Mott MacDonald’s cloud-based business applications are housed, and which can be accessed remotely through employee authentication services protected by Tata's managed security services.