Insurance and financial services group Allianz has signed a five-year £274m strategic outsourcing partnership with Fujitsu Services for the provision of desktop, network and telecommunication services.
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The deal was signed through Allianz’s IT service provision arm AGIS (Allianz Dresdner Informationssyteme). The deal will see 500 jobs being transferred from AGIS to Fujitsu.
Fujitsu will be the main service provider for AGIS, focusing on supply, installation, support and maintenance. AGIS will manage all of the relevant services and will have overall responsibility for projects, billing and engineering.
AGIS said, “Our main criterion in looking for a partner in this field was giving the personnel affected bright prospects for the future. Fujitsu fits this description as the company has its sights set on growth in the German IT services market, which is undoubtedly the best basis for providing prospects for our employees in their areas of competence.”
Winfried Holz, CEO of Fujitsu Services in Germany, said, “The AGIS personnel that will be joining the Fujitsu team will be integrated into a larger, pan-European service organisation and will play a key role in our growth strategy.”
Fujitsu Services is headquartered in London, and is the IT services arm of Japan's Fujitsu Group.
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