IT outsourcing takes off at Westland Helicopters

Westland Helicopters has outsourced its IT services to business continuity firm Synstar in a six-year, £21m managed service...

Westland Helicopters has outsourced its IT services to business continuity firm Synstar in a six-year, £21m managed service contract.

Synstar will manage Westland's entire IT infrastructure and provide a business availability service to more than 3,000 desktop users.

The deal was won against competition from EDS and IBM and sees the transfer of 18 staff from Westland to Synstar.

The new contract, Synstar's single biggest deal, expands on an existing relationship with Westland and will begin on 1 July 2002.

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