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Unisys, Cap Gemini Win Outsourcing Deal

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is looking to Unisys Corp.to merge 20 state agency data centers into one centralized unit during the next year. The agreement is part of a seven- year, $500 million contract under which Unisys will also maintain services for the data centers.

Unisys will develop and implement a best practices plan, program management, and service delivery operations. Unisys will also provide the hardware and software for the merger, with subcontracts for the actual data center migration going to IBM Global Services, Bell Atlantic Network Integrators, and SunGard.

While cost savings is always a plus when consolidating large systems, a spokesman from the Pennsylvania government's IT division says the speed and flexibility of outsourcing to Unisys were key. "We are trying to get our individual agencies to work together more like an enterprise rather than individual silos," he says. "That includes a shift from mainframes to desktops and the unifying data center operations [to] speed that along."

Meanwhile, General Motors Acceptance Corp., the finance and leasing arm of GM, has hired Cap Gemini to develop a retail contract management system to be deployed in 33 countries. The contract, valued at $33 million, will have Cap Gemini developing customized purchasing, leasing, service, and insurance plan applications for the financial unit. Cap Gemini will work with GMAC IT employees and expects to complete the project by the third quarter of next year.

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