KPMG inks �62m outsourcing agreement with BT

BT has announced a £62m, five-year outsourcing agreement with KPMG practices in the UK and Germany ̵1; which together form KPMG Europe LLP, Europe's largest integrated accountancy firm

KPMG Europe LLP subsidiaries operate in two countries across Europe, with over 18,000 partners and staff.

BT will assume delivery responsibility for services that include management of KPMG's wide and local area networks, deployment of Cisco IP telephony systems, integration with an existing Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) platform, provision of managed video and audio conferencing, and provision of fixed voice and management of existing Time-Division Multiplexing (TDM) telephony in the pre-transformed state.

"Part of the people proposition which has made us the UK's 'Best Big Company To Work For' is to ensure we have the tools to enable our people to manage their complex and busy schedules," says Bryan Clark, KPMG partner leading the IT infrastructure consolidation. "Having a consistent infrastructure platform and service model will help facilitate the integration of KPMG firms joining our newly-created European firm."

The KPMG Europe LLP group recorded a combined revenue of ̈́4;3.5bn in the year ended September 2006.

Further information: www.kpmg.com
www.bt.com

Image: BT will assume delivery responsibility for services that include management of KPMG's wide and local area networks

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