Capgemini, a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has signed a five-year, multi-million agreement with Anglian Water, UK-based water and wastewater services provider, to provide the latter with IT infrastructure services.
The contract will focus on the water company’s entire IT infrastructure as well as all its core business applications for the period 2011-2015.
As per the contract, Capgemini will deploy its Rightshore delivery model at Anglian Water, with IT infrastructure based at Capgemini data centres in Swindon and Bristol, applications management at Capgemini in the UK and India, and a dedicated IT help desk at a Capgemini facility in Romania.
The transition from the incumbent IT supplier to Capgemini begins immediately and the new services are scheduled to go live in February 2011, with Capgemini’s new ‘Merlin’ data centre in Swindon being central to the contract.
Capgemini will also offer consultancy and IT strategy on top of the IT implementation at the core of this project.
The applications management part of the contract will deploy Capgemini’s Application Lifecycle Services global service line which helps ensure continuous alignment of applications with business needs.
Anglian Water director of Information Services Chris Boucher said Capgemini clearly has the business and technical skills and experience, and the capacity for innovation, that can help drive Anglian’s business forwards.
Anglian Water is UK-based water company with over six million domestic and commercial customers across Eastern England and has more than £2 billion investment in building and maintaining water and waste water networks over the last five years.