Some Big Outsourcing Deals

By Matthew Rothenberg  |  Posted 2001-12-10 Print this article Print

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Some Big Outsourcing Deals

In outsourcing deals, a company's employees often find themselves working for the consulting firm that won the contract. Here is a sample of some major deals since 2000.


Fiat/IBM: ERP, e-business systems management of technology infrastructure for Italian automaker in 10-year contract. About 1,700 employees from Fiat, 870 from IBM to participate in new joint venture

Navy, Marine Corps/EDS: Development of an intranet for more than 360,000 sailors, Marines and civilians at more than 300 bases in eight-year contract. Some 40 employees accepted transfers

National Security Agency/CSC: Telephone and computer network updates for the federal agency over 10 years; 750 employees transferred

Westpac/IBM: E-business services for Australian bank over six years; 1,200 employees transferred

BAE Systems/CSC: Management of computer and networking systems, Internet service, help desk and application support for the former British Aerospace; 600 employees transferred

Sabre/EDS: Management of Sabre's information technology systems including data management, and acquisition of Sabre's IT assets and outsourcing business for another $670 million; 4,000 employees transferred

NTL/IBM: Information technology services for UK cable operator; 500 employees transferred

Sainsbury/Accenture: Modernization and management of the U.K. supermarket's information technology systems; 800 employees transferred

Sources: Company Reports, Merrill Lynch

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Matthew has been associated with Ziff Davis' news efforts for more than a decade, including an eight-year run with the print and online versions of MacWEEK. He also helped run the news and opinion operations at ZDNet and CNet. Matthew holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego.


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