German utility giant E.ON has announced it will be outsourcing its datacentres, desktops and network.
This is part of a cost-cutting programme that will see 1,400 members of staff transfer to the suppliers.
As revealed by Computer Weekly at the beginning of November, HP will take over the datacentres and desktops while T-Systems has won the network outsourcing contract.
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The deal is thought to be worth about 3.2bn euros.
"We are strengthening E.ON's competitiveness in this increasingly difficult environment and aim to take an even more strategic approach to the core business in the future," said Marcus Schenck, a member of the E.ON board.