French technology company, Sagemcom awarded a €40 million contract to France Telecom’s Enterprise business unit, Orange Business Services. The deal involves hosting and third party application maintenance, user support, telephony services, and its data network.
The deal is spread over a period of 4 years. Orange’s data centres in Paris will host and support the data as well as applications. Orange will also manage SAP ERP Application Maintenance and business suite solutions. The deal also includes outsourcing of user support and the entire working environment, comprising 5,000 PCs and 200 applications spread over 30 sites worldwide.
“At a time when Sagemcom had a crucial need to gain independence in terms of its IT solutions, we were delighted to discover Orange Business Services, a competitive partner capable of offering a full range of services; a partner who can take over not only the information system itself, but also site maintenance, Web hosting and user support as well as providing innovative solutions to telecoms issues. Sagemcom is delighted to be working with Orange Business Services. The first few months of our collaboration have proved that our chosen partner is capable of meeting the tough demands of the Sagemcom group," says Patrick Sevian, CEO of Sagemcom.
“The contract signed with Sagemcom underscores our strategy and our ability to take on significant IT challenges for large international groups, and we are pleased to count Sagemcom amongst our largest clients," states Barbara Dalibard, president and CEO of Orange Business Services.