Marks & Spencer expands IT service deal with Computacenter


Marks & Spencer expands IT service deal with Computacenter

Antony Savvas

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has expanded its IT managed services agreement with Computacenter to help improve its time-to-market for IT systems.

The contract sees Computacenter take end-to-end accountability for the delivery of IT services to M&S's six head office sites servicing about 4,000 end-users.

Damone Quigley, head of infrastructure and application services at M&S, said, "The extended new agreement with Computacenter will give us end-to-end availability and accountability for head-office IT systems and services."

As part of this end-to-end approach, Computacenter will be responsible for:

  • Full operation of M&S's head office and telephony service desks
  • Supporting head-office Wintel systems that underpin applications used in the retailer's 600-plus UK stores
  • Deploying test, development and production virtualised server environments
  • Implementing the head-office IT infrastructure that will support the company's new point of sale systems in its stores
  • Providing problem, incident, request, change, release and configuration management services including ITIL-compatible service desk processes
  • Providing asset recycling and redeployment services from Computacenter's specialist IT disposals division

"We have an outcome-based managed service with Computacenter that will reduce our risk and increase the quality of IT service for the business. This ultimately means a better shopping experience for M&S's customers both online and in our stores," said Quigley.

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