BT buys US consultant INS

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BT buys US consultant INS

Antony Savvas

BT is acquiring International Network Services (INS) of the US to boost its consulting services offering in North America.

The move, for an undisclosed sum, will see hundreds of consultants join BT, mostly in the US and Canada. INS has almost 900 people in 12 countries worldwide.

INS specialises in four major areas - enterprise architecture and governance, business productivity, information risk management, and infrastructure transformation. 

Based in Santa Clara, California, with offices in Europe, Asia and throughout North America, the company builds, implements and secures customer infrastructures.

BT said INS had worked for 75% of US Fortune 500 enterprises and more than half of Fortune 1000 companies.

Andy Green, BT Global Services CEO, said: “The INS business is another great services acquisition for us. INS has a proven business model in the networked IT services space that we will replicate around the world.

“At the same time it significantly boosts our ability to supply world class professional services to US-headquartered corporations, and increases BT’s presence in the key North American market.”

The deal follows BT’s acquisition of California-based security specialist Counterpane in October 2006.

BT buys Counterpane

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