Wednesday 19th Dec 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

DPWN to outsource global IT functions to HP

Deutsche Post World Net and HP have signed a letter of intent to transfer responsibility for parts of Deutsche Post World Net’s global IT operations to HP Services.
Through the deal DPWN expects to save at least €1 billion over the next seven years by driving down overall IT costs and better leveraging IT resources needed to run the business and service customers. The companies expect to reach a definitive agreement by mid 2008.
If an agreement is reached, HP would take over the approximately 2,500 employees who currently provide the services for DPWN’s data center operations – including information and data management, infrastructure and network management, and application management. Specifically this would cover IT operations in Prague, the Czech Republic, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Cyberjaya, Malaysia, as well as in a number of European countries.
All applications used by DPWN customers will continue to be designed, developed and governed internally, including IT security standards and their implementation. DPWN will also retain the Professional Services and Customer Integration Supply Management components of its IT Services unit, including project management, project consulting, application development and deployment services, as well as electronic data integration for its messaging and supply chain programs.
‘We are constantly looking for new ways to reduce costs and improve the quality of the services that we provide to our customers,’ says John Allan, chief financial officer of DPWN. ‘This initiative would significantly contribute to achieving our business objectives, while preserving the high level of service that our customers expect.’

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