Friday, July 31, 2009

Amtrak and IBM sign new IT services contract

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IBM announced Friday that it has signed a new five-year information technology (IT) agreement with Amtrak to provide data center services including mainframe, mid-range server, security services, asset management and desktop support services for 10,000 workstations nationwide.

The contract  continues a  relationship  dating back to 1994.

IBM  services include support of the  infrastructure for Amtrak’s reservation system as well as the corporation’s entire computing infrastructure.

“IBM’s strong record of delivery excellence for Amtrak has allowed them to reduce operational costs and increase productivity while focusing on their core business and customers,” said IBM Global Technology Services Vice President, Travel and Transportation Industry Steve Welsh.