COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to support business scalability and agility for worldwide growth, and optimize its technology infrastructure to meet business demands, MT Hojgaard announced today that it has signed a six-year information technology (IT) services agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM).
The agreement will provide MT Hojgaard, an international construction and civil engineering company, with a global service model supporting its business growth and globalization ambitions including an optimized IT Infrastructure and extended support levels. Under the agreement signed in the second quarter of 2011, IBM will support MT Hojgaard with 24x7 international help desk support, server operations, and maintenance services, as well as provide a flexible solution to managing future needs in an on-demand hosting setup.
IBM will also install a global network solution tied to IBM's global support centers connecting MT Hojgaard's worldwide construction sites with headquarters. This will optimize data traffic and the utilization of wide area network (WAN) connections, and address increasing requirements from MT Hojgaard's civil engineers for high speed network access in order to collaborate on large fourth dimension (4D) models and handle the increased use of video and photo documentation within the construction industry.
"The agreement with IBM will enable MT Hojgaard to grow its business and adjust to the fast-changing demands of a competitive market with a flexible solution complying with increasing demands for a high-availability and secure IT infrastructure," explains Johnny Rasmussen, Chief Financial Officer, MT Hojgaard.
"This agreement has established a clear agenda for efficiency and growth for MT Hojgaard," said Henrik Bodskov, IBM Global Technology Services, Strategic Outsourcing Executive in Denmark. "IBM has the global services capabilities and is well-positioned to support MT Hojgaard to better leverage IT into its business to meet the company's technology demands and future growth plans."
Today's announcement with MT Hojgaard is another example of how IBM Global Services teams with its clients solve business problems and help them capitalize on new opportunities. Clients today are looking to IT service providers for more than just cost cutting. Global clients need help finding ways to better leverage IT into their business to stimulate growth and prepare for the future. By tightly weaving together business insights, an industry-leading software portfolio, world-class technology research and decades of operations expertise, IBM is redefining what it means to design, deploy and deliver IT services on a global scale. As a result, IBM Global Services clients achieve faster return on investment while freeing up resources to focus on innovative projects.