December 12, 2007
EDS WINS $715 MILLION DEAL FROM BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB...EDS announced a seven-year, $715 million information technology (IT) services contract that calls for EDS to manage Bristol-Myers Squibb's IT environment, which includes the company's critical operations data at Bristol-Myers Squibb data centers around the world. The contract initially covers IT services in the Americas and Asia Pacific regions, with the opportunity to include Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally, EDS will provide computer capacity to Bristol-Myers Squibb from its data center in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
ACCENTURE COMPLETES DEFENSE ACQUISITION...Accenture has completed its acquisition of MAXIM Systems, Inc., an employee-owned defense consulting firm that provides advanced engineering and technical services in the areas of command and control, multi-level security and satellite communications. Terms of the sale were not disclosed. The acquisition expands Accenture’s Defense practice with the addition of San Diego-based MAXIM Systems’ capabilities in designing, developing, installing and supporting systems for C4ISR — which stands for Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance — for military and intelligence agencies.
RPO INDUSTRY CONTINUES TO GROW...The Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) industry continues to gain the interest of new service sectors fueling the annual growth of this growing industry. During the second half of 2007, RPO leader The RightThing has inked deals with Wal-Mart, Vail Resorts and Harvard University which represent the retail, hospitality and higher education industries respectively. In addition, The RightThing continues to deepen its share of more mature markets including new contracts with Chubb Insurance (financial), Covidien (healthcare), MedImmune (pharmaceutical), MedPointe
first ever Best Outsourcing Thought Leadership Awards.
Posted by jbowles at December 12, 2007 07:39 PM