Centrica names HP and Fujitsu in outsourcing reshuffle


Centrica names HP and Fujitsu in outsourcing reshuffle

Karl Flinders

Utility company Centrica has chosen HP and Fujitsu to deliver desktop and datacentre services while the previous supplier of these services, T-Systems, focuses on SAP services in the cloud and smart grid technology.

T-Systems previously had the desktop and datacentre contracts. As a result of the change, about 120 employees will transfer form the company to Fujitsu, HP and Centrica.

A source told Computer Weekly HP is taking the datacentre work while Fujitsu is to be awarded the desktop contract. The source said Centrica is insourcing more of the management of these two contracts.

"T-Systems and Centrica have agreed to restructure their existing IT infrastructure contract to reflect their changing commercial priorities and ensure best value for both companies." said a T-Systems statement. "Under a new agreement, T-Systems will continue to support Centrica with its Dynamic SAP services and explore opportunities for the development and implementation of smart grid solutions."

Smart Grid technology will allow information to be transferred from homes to utility companies using cloud computing.

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