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03 June 2014

Case study: Balfour Beatty extends Fujitsu contract to support messaging

Balfour Beatty has signed a new contract with Fujitsu to provide email, extending an IT transformation deal the companies agreed in July 2013. Ten months has passed since Fujitsu won an IT transformation contract with Balfour Betty to transform its IT infrastructure and outsource second- and third-line support. Danny Reeves, CIO Balfour Beatty (pictured), speaks about how the Fujitsu contract supports his IT strategy and the rationale behind extending it to messaging. The construction services company plans to implement a single collaborative messaging platform to support 14,000 UK users, across approximately 900 sites, based on Microsoft Exchange. Fujitsu will support the implementation of the messaging platform using Microsoft Exchange 2013 to replace 14 existing email platforms and enable the use of Microsoft Lync. Speaking to Computer Weekly about the new deal, Reeves says: "When we signed the original agreement we highlighted other projects we wanted to do." One such project was consolidating and simplifying the company's ...

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