Selfridges outsources IT to Cap Gemini
Selfridges, London's world famous shop, has signed a £5m outsourcing contract with Cap Gemini, which will see all the store's IT systems managed from a Cap Gemini datacentre in Bristol. The five-year deal will see the transfer of existing IT operations from a facility in Leicester, which Selfridges shared with Sears Group. Cap Gemini is promising to support the development of sophisticated customer relationship management and supply chain technology for the store.
Home Office appoints legal adviser to IT 2000
The Home Office has appointed CMS Cameron McKenna as legal adviser to its delayed and troubled IT 2000 project. The £250m public finance initiative project is to provide IT infrastructure and business services, including upgrading voice and data networks.
SGI to host Millennium Map
SGI has won a £330,000 contract to host the Millennium Map, the online archive of UK aerial photographs produced by the Millennium Mapping Company. The contract is for the provision of SGI Origin 2000 to manage the database and an SGI Origin 200 to host the Internet site, plus Oracle database software and additional software from SSA Softwright.
Ladbrokes takes on Openbet system
Ladbrookes International has staked £500,000 on Orbis' Openbet online gambling system for its new £5m Internet and telephone betting operation based in Gibraltar. The Openbet system provides a secure, scalable, robust, multi-lingual and multi-currency platform system capable of handling millions of bets and hundreds of thousands of account holders.
MDIS wins contract with NHS trust
MDIS has won a £170,000 contract with Worthing Priority Care NHS Trust to supply an integrated personnel and payroll human resources system. The new system will operate on the Trust's Windows NT system and Oracle database.
Ford chooses Kalamazoo to centralise IT system
Quartic Group, the UK's largest Ford-only dealer, has chosen Kalamazoo International to centralise its IT systems onto a central server. Under the £500,000 contract Kalamazoo has brought together three separate dealer management systems on a single IBM RS/6000 server.