Deutsche Telekom’s enterprise subsidiary T-Systems has signed a €160 million cloud deal with British American Tobacco.

The seven-year contract will see T-Systems help to transition BAT’s business software into the cloud and consolidate BAT’s 10 current data centres into three.

BAT is the world’s second largest publicly quoted tobacco group with 2011 revenues of €18.5 billion in 2011.

“Our IT strategy focuses on a single portfolio of connected applications running on standardised contemporary technology to drive competitive advantage across the business,” said BAT’s CIO Phil Colman.

“This agreement with T-Systems will help us to deliver that strategy.”

The news shows the increasing importance of T-Systems to DT.

Last year, the business unit was the only one at DT to register an increase in revenues – they rose 2.1 percent to €9.2 billion.

"This mega-deal proves once again that our customers acknowledge our know-how in transitioning their traditional IT into the cloud,” commented Reinhard Clemens, member of the DT board of management and CEO of T-Systems.

T-Systems was the only bright spot in an otherwise poor year for the Germany-based operator, which saw overall group revenues fall six percent to €58.6 billion.

 

More News

Telefónica and Ericsson to bring 4G to parts of the Amazon Telefónica and Ericsson to bring 4G to parts of the Amazon Telefónica Peru and Ericsson have embarked on a project to bring 4G connectivity to communities in the Amazon rainforest.  More detail
Iliad founder scoops up Orange Switzerland for €2.3 billion Iliad founder scoops up Orange Switzerland for €2.3 billion NJJ Capital, the personal holding company of French telecoms tycoon Xavier Niel, has agreed to buy Orange Switzerland from private equity firm Apax Partners for CHF €2.8 billion (€2.3 billion).  More detail
BASE blames government for digital TV exit BASE blames government for digital TV exit Belgian operator BASE is exiting the digital television market, claiming it cannot make its SNOW product work pay off because of "negative" government intervention. More detail
SFR pens in-flight roaming deal with AeroMobile SFR pens in-flight roaming deal with AeroMobile SFR has entered a roaming agreement with in-flight mobile operator AeroMobile to provide connectivity services to customers during flights. More detail
Orange Business Services over the moon as ESA enters cloud space Orange Business Services over the moon as ESA enters cloud space Orange Business Services has been selected to deploy and manage the European Space Agency’s (ESA) private cloud.  More detail
    

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Using our website, you agree to our use of cookies

Learn more

I understand

About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to SJP Business Media's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Credit

This document was created using a Contractology template available at http://www.freenetlaw.com.