Syngenta extends IT services contract with BT

Syngenta, the pesticide and genetically-modified seed firm, has signed a seven-year extension on its contract for networked IT services with BT.

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Syngenta, the pesticide and genetically-modified seed firm, has signed a seven-year extension on its contract for networked IT services with BT.

BT has provided all commmunication services, including an integrated IP infrastructure, audio and video conferencing, remote access for employees and managed mobility, for Syngenta since 2000.

Under the new contract, the telco will supply additional services, such as wide area network (WAN) optimisation, wireless local area network expansion, unified communications support and application performance monitoring.

The contract will serve Syngenta’s 28,000 employees based in more than 90 countries. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Luis Alvarez, CEO of BT Global Services, said that Syngenta has “ambitious growth plans in key regions that are aligned to BT’s areas of investment, such as Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa”.

Syngenta’s other IT providers include HP and Infosys. In December 2011, the firm signed a seven-year infrastructure services deal with HP, which included moving parts of its technology infrastructure to a private cloud computing environment.

The deal was part of an IT outsourcing initiative, under which the company has a shared services and process standardisation deal with Infosys.

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