BEIJING, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Chinese networking and telecommunications manufacturer Phicomm has chosen the Edge Service Management by Unisys solution, operated by 21Vianet, to provide timely, cost-effective IT support services to its customers across China.
Phicomm, a new Unisys client, was established in 2011. Following rapid growth, Phicomm required a standardized approach to IT service management (ITSM) to replace the previous manual processes and enable IT service delivery to be more productive and efficient.
Unisys has provided ITSM advisory services to develop a technology road map to support Phicomm's business plans and will jointly implement and support the solution with 21Vianet. 21Vianet will host the cloud-based ITSM solution in its data center facilities in China and deliver it to Phicomm on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) basis for five years.
Unisys Edge is a market-leading enterprise-grade ITSM solution available via a SaaS model in China hosted and operated locally by 21Vianet. Because it is cloud-based and uses pre-built modules, Edge enables fast implementation of a business-ready ITSM solution. The on-demand subscription-based solution offers an alternative to buying an in-house system.
"Phicomm is an R&D-driven organization and high-tech manufacturer of communication products and we are dedicated to providing mobile devices, telecommunication products, Internet data center, cloud, big data and system integration services to end users, government and enterprise clients. In the fast-moving communications market we need to ensure that our customers have access to the platforms they need as well as for us to continually develop new products and services. The cloud-based delivery model will allow us to implement the Unisys Edge solution quickly and expand according to our customers' needs," said Mr. Yonghao He, Head of Phicomm Cloud Business Unit.
Edge Service Management is a comprehensive, standards-based solution that helps IT organizations make employees more productive by enabling them to choose personalized services based on their specific organizational role. The Unisys solution uses advanced analytics tools and proven methodologies that enable clients to achieve better business results by proactively managing both services and the underlying IT infrastructure, rather than simply reacting to service events. It is built to global Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) standards.
Edge is a key part of an integrated Unisys Service Management portfolio, which is designed to help clients achieve operational excellence, deliver business and IT support services more efficiently and improve end-user productivity. The Unisys Service Management offering also comprises Unisys VantagePointSM, Unisys Enterprise Systems Management and a comprehensive range of Service Management advisory and implementation services.
Mr. Paul Gleeson, global vice president, Edge Services, Unisys, said, "Edge Service Management is a great example of using modern technologies and best practices in service delivery to help organizations such as Phicomm improve their mission-critical business processes so they can focus their resources on developing exciting new products."
Unisys has operated in China since 1981 and has established leadership in IT solutions for airports and airlines in China including TravelSky, Beijing Capital International Airport, Guangzhou Airport, Air China and China Eastern, as well as end-user IT support for international organizations operating in China. The Unisys Global Sourcing Center China (UGSC) was established in Shanghai in 2006 to provide software development, information technology, business process outsourcing services, technical help desk services, technology support and maintenance services to Unisys clients globally.
21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet connections through 21Vianet's Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet's proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in more than 40 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2000 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises. For more information, please visit www.21vianet.com.
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
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