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Eskom extends T-Systems services

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T-Systems South Africa has concluded the extension of a two-year disengagement period with Eskom, effective 1 May 2015. 
This will allow Eskom to review and implement its ICT sourcing strategy in line with business realities and industry trends.

The following IT services will be provided by T-Systems South Africa:
* LAN services;
* Service desk services;
* Desktop services;
* Server services; and
* Data centre services.

Sean Maritz, acting CIO for Eskom, comments: “We are pleased to have concluded the disengagement contract with T-Systems on favourable terms as allowed for in the original contract together with the successful in-sourcing of selected services earlier this year, will secure savings aligned with our original intent, while minimising business risk and instability to Eskom.”

Gert Schoonbee, MD of T-Systems South Africa, adds: “As an organisation we remain committed to support Eskom with its mandate to provide electricity to the nation. We will continue to implement and maintain international best practices, actively drive efficiencies and deliver IT services of the highest quality. We look forward to continue our relationship with Eskom and together, explore innovations to support their strategy.”