Energy company EDF has recruited Capgemini to manage multiple IT services for three years to get more out of its IT investments.
The £100m deal sees service desk, procurement and desktop services for 15,000 EDF IT users transfer to Capgemini for an initial three years with options to extend this by two years. More specialist suppliers will work on the contract and be managed by Capgemini.
Capgemini convinced EDF it was the right supplier for the job by proposing reduced desktop costs alongside upgraded services.
Bob Barker, head of client computing and telecoms for EDF Energy, says: 'We are confident that working with Capgemini will maximise the return on our investment in desktop IT while minimising risk, and we look forward to an excellent relationship with the company. Capgemini clearly has great strengths as a people company and we are sure that their teams will work effectively with ours."
A total of 90 workers will transfer from EDF to Capgemini, 60 of which were employees of the previous supplier, Computacenter.