IBM tipped to become Telecom outsourcing partner

IBM appears to be a clear favourite to become Telecom’s outsourcing partner.

“That’s all we’ve heard in the past 72 hours,” says one well-placed industry insider.

Computerworld spoke to five other disparate sources who were all hearing the same thing.

Telecom is replacing the 10-year, $1.5 billion outsourcing contract signed with EDS in 1999.

It’s understood the replacement deal is as much about taking Telecom into the cloud as about direct outsourcing. To that end, the telco is understood to have built a set of requirements that potential outsourcing partners would have to meet.

Read more at Computerworld.

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