Energy firm EOn embraces IT outsourcing

Energy firm EOn embraces IT outsourcing

Energy giant E.On has become the latest major firm to sign a new IT outsourcing deal, highlighting the benefits of the service model.

The company has signed a five-year, £2 billion contract to receive IT support services through a third-party provider.

Previously, E.On has kept its technology infrastructure management in-house, but now data centre control, end-user computing and backup systems will be managed off-site.

Desktop printer services and workplace IT devices have also been outsourced at the firm looks to reduce costs and improve service levels.

"We want to streamline our IT and make it more efficient in order to maintain our leading role in the increasingly dynamic energy market," said Edgar Aschenbrenner, chairman of the management board of E.On IT.

Last week, Hertfordshire County Council signed an eight-year contract worth £200 million to outsource front and back-office services, including IT, to an outsourcer.

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