IT services provider HCL Technologies Ltd. has sigbed a multi-million pounds, five-year technology infrastructure management and transformation deal with News International, the UK subsidiary of diversified global media company, News Corporation.
News International produces some of the UK's most widely read newspapers including The Times, The Sun, The Sunday Times and News of the World.
HCL will be responsible for managing News International's datacenter and network environments along with strategically transforming them. To begin with, this will involve transformation projects such as migrating operating systems to lower cost industry standard solutions, business continuity improvements and virtualisation, consolidation and standardisation of storage and servers.
Thereafter, further innovations and improvements will be driven by HCL's world class IT management practice.
''The focus within News International on reducing operational costs and increasing technology process standardisation requires a flexible, on-tap technology organisation with a global presence and the best global technology partnerships. HCL's proven track record in the Media & Entertainment industry and world-class Infrastructure Management assures us that entering this engagement will provide News International with reduced costs, an improved end user experience, more resilient systems and reduced technology complexity'', said Nick Leake, director, technology services, News International.
HCLT is already successfully working with other News Corporation companies for their technology Infrastructure Management requirements.