Construction firm Carillion has signed a five-year £26.6m ICT managed service deal with BT to aid the firm’s expansion through acquisition.
Carillion acquired rival Mowlem last year, with the combined firms creating one of the UK’s largest support services and construction companies, with a combined order book of around £9bn and over 50,000 employees.
The BT deal is designed to increase Carillion’s operational efficiency by effectively merging its and Mowlem’s legacy systems.
BT will assess the existing IT and communication networks that are currently in place across 1,000 sites, and advise on the company’s future needs.
The plan is for BT to deliver new managed network based services which will enable staff to have direct access to real-time information and plans about any project, including via wireless broadband links.
Steve Connor, IT director at Carillion, said: “The managed service will allow faster contract and site mobilisation, and will also enable us to focus on ensuring contracts are completed on time and to the required standards.”
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