British Waterways: IT Outsourcing
“By consolidating, standardising and proactively managing our IT infrastructure, Fujitsu is saving us… around £600,000 a year overall.”
Marc Dodge – Technical Architect, British Waterways
Following an extensive OJEC evaluation, Fujitsu was awarded a five year, multi-million pound IT outsourcing contract to take over the management of British Waterways' IT infrastructure, including the provision of IT Helpdesk and Enterprise Management services.
British Waterways has a network of 110 locations around the UK, all requiring access to its largely SAP-based corporate systems. However, the underlying Novell network infrastructure had become outdated and suffered from a number of incompatibilities with the server platform.
British Waterways is the public corporation tasked with managing and caring for more than 2,000 miles of canals and rivers in England, Scotland and Wales.