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BT signs $660m deal with HP

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As part of the BT HP Alliance, BT has signed a $660-million contract amendment with HP to extend the transformation of its technology environment, reinforcing BT's ability to meet customer needs today and into the future, while delivering significant cost reductions.

The contract extends the companies' current agreement for the next seven-and-a-half years, whereby HP will continue to provide, deploy and support BT's servers and storage.
Under the agreement, HP also will continue to deliver service desk and end user services to a population in excess of 100 000 users across BT in the UK.
The deal signature demonstrates the ongoing commitment in the strategic relationship between the two companies via the BT HP Alliance, which has created more than $5,3-billion of new revenue for BT and HP since 2004. BT and HP are building the networked IT infrastructure that delivers new customer business models.
The BT HP Alliance is a working partnership between BT and HP. It transforms and simplifies customers' networked IT services and provides better costs points, flexibility, service levels and time to market for BT's customers.
"This contract renewal offers BT competitively priced services across a number of key areas of our IT infrastructure," says David Butcher, MD: service introduction at BT Operate. "HP is a key partner for BT and this deal will create the platform for accelerated innovation and delivery of services for our customers."
Francesco Serafini, senior vice-president and MD of HP EMEA, adds: "HP will support the management and transformation of the BT technology environment into an increasingly agile, cost-effective infrastructure designed to deliver what their business requires."