Scottish Water extends Fujitsu IT support deal

Contract extension till 2018 sees Fujitsu responsible for 4,500 employees’ devices

IT support

Scottish Water has extended Fujitsu's contract to provide IT support services by two years to August 2018.

The extension means Fujitsu will continue to support 4,500 employees of Scottish Water and its partners, managing day-to-day issues and support for 4,600 devices.

Those include 2,700 laptops and 1,200 desktops, as well as 700 tougher devices designed for the water services body's field workforce.

The contract extension comes after Fujitsu won the initial eight-year deal back in 2008.

The infrastructure management part of the contract tasks the tech giant with looking after 1,400 servers, 200 databases and 20 storage area networks.

Mark Dickson, director of technology and information at Scottish Water, said: "We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Fujitsu and look forward to ensuring that technology enables Scottish Water to build on our improved performance for the benefit of customers."

Fujitsu is one of three firms working with Scottish Water as part of a Master Services Agreement covering much of the organisation's IT.

BT is providing network and communication services while Tata Consultancy Services is responsible for application development.

Scottish Water claims the agreement will help cut operating costs by 1 million a year.

Jeph Hamilton, of Fujitsu UK & Ireland, said: "Service quality, competitiveness and commercial sensibility are central to our role as a key IT partner of Scottish Water, and we're honoured to help them define and deliver on their ongoing IT strategy."

Featured Resources

The ultimate law enforcement agency guide to going mobile

Best practices for implementing a mobile device program

Free download

The business value of Red Hat OpenShift

Platform cost savings, ROI, and the challenges and opportunities of Red Hat OpenShift

Free download

Managing security and risk across the IT supply chain: A practical approach

Best practices for IT supply chain security

Free download

Digital remote monitoring and dispatch services’ impact on edge computing and data centres

Seven trends redefining remote monitoring and field service dispatch service requirements

Free download

Recommended

Fujitsu Primeflex for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud review: Nutanix in a jiffy
Server & storage

Fujitsu Primeflex for Nutanix Enterprise Cloud review: Nutanix in a jiffy

19 Jul 2021
Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1400 review: Slick and simple scanning
peripherals

Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1400 review: Slick and simple scanning

29 Apr 2021
Fujitsu Server Primergy RX1330 M4 review: One cool customer
Server & storage

Fujitsu Server Primergy RX1330 M4 review: One cool customer

15 Mar 2021
Fujitsu Primeflex for VMware vSAN Appliance review: A piece of cake
Server & storage

Fujitsu Primeflex for VMware vSAN Appliance review: A piece of cake

2 Feb 2021

Most Popular

Best Linux distros 2021
operating systems

Best Linux distros 2021

11 Oct 2021
What is cyber warfare?
Security

What is cyber warfare?

15 Oct 2021
HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Network & Internet

HPE wins networking contract with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

15 Oct 2021