Marks & Spencer has signed a five-year £19m IT managed services contract with Computacenter.
Damone Quigley, head of infrastructure and application services at Marks & Spencer, said, "The partnership with Computacenter Services will enable us to align IT more closely to the business and deliver tangible results at lower and predictable costs."
Quigley said the contract will enable M&S to create a more joined up service-focused IT department. "The new managed service will enable us to provide a more efficient response to head office users."
The contract builds on Marks & Spencer's previous contract with Comptacenter and will support 4000 head office users across six UK sites. M&S will be using Computacenter for release management, build management, software asset management and security administration. Computacenter Services will be responsible for delivering these services across approximately 7,000 servers, desktops, laptops and the cabling infrastructure.
Through the contract Computacenter said it would provide environmentally-friendly hardware configurations and a WEEE-compliant asset disposal process, which means none of M&S' hardware will be disposed in landfill sites.