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September 22, 2008

Smiths Group selects AT&T as world-wide communications provider

Smiths Group, a UK-based provider of products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets, has selected AT&T as its world-wide communications provider.

By CBR Staff Writer

The company expects to achieve annual savings of at least $5 million on its IT and related communications costs. According to AT&T, it will provide connectivity to approximately 400 Smiths locations in 50 countries as well as support advanced communications services and applications to 22,000 Smiths employees worldwide. Services from AT&T will include mobility, managed security, hosting, video conferencing, consulting, voice services and remote access for traveling users.

Brian Jones, group chief information officer for Smiths Group, said: AT&T brings to us the ability to accelerate the changes we need on a global basis and is providing the solid foundation to underpin the optimization of our internal infrastructure. We expect to be able to better serve our customers and deliver increased value to shareholders through this relationship.

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