in brief Diversified IT services group UXC today announced its UXC Connect division had signed a “significant” outsourcing contract with paints and home renovation material manufacturer DuluxGroup, which will include the delivery of new datacentres as well as communications technologies and infrastructure around the Easter timeframe.
UXC said the contract will cover the building and management of a specialised IT infrastructure environment, over a period of three years which could be extended to five. UXC managing director Cris Nicolli said the contract was a win for both companies. “This is a very exciting contract for us and DuluxGroup as it requires us to build a complete, custom IT infrastructure and environment alongside DuluxGroup from the ground up,” he said.
UXC maintained the deal was a “substantial” agreement that would provide infrastructure management and support services for DuluxGroup which employs about 2,500 people in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, South-East Asia and China.
The contract – UXC said in a statement – would have an impact on the work of 2,000 DuluxGroup systems users. Commenting on the achievement, Nicolli said UXC Connect was chosen because of its flexibility and ability to solve problems. “It is a substantial reflection of UXC capability and its people that we have been entrusted to support DuluxGroup,” he said.
More detailed information has been sought and will be published as soon as made available.