Serious Organised Crime Agency signs £157m deal with Logica

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has signed a ten-year outsourcing deal with Logica worth £157m for ICT and related services.

The Serious Organised Crime Agency has signed a ten-year outsourcing deal with Logica worth £157m for ICT and related services.

The deal will provide the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) with a platform to collaborate with its partners, improve intelligence and provide efficiencies through consolidating datacentres, networks and desktops.

Trevor Pearce, Director General of SOCA, said: "This contract secures an efficient and sustainable IT platform which will enable us to modernise and enhance our technological capabilities in fighting crime and improve the effectiveness of UK law enforcement in dislocating criminal markets."

Logica will deliver the contract with partners QinetiQ, Detica and Cable & Wireless.

The news came on the same day Logica announced a partnership with Microsoft to bring cloud solutions to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The alliance will benefit Logica's clients who will now have access to Microsoft's cloud platform, said Andy Green, CEO of Logica.

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