Prysmian selects IBM Services to manage technology infrastructure

Prysmian Group, a global leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry and the largest manufacturer of cables in the world, has selected IBM Services to manage its global technological infrastructure.
The three-year agreement is designed to address Prysmian’s need to integrate their presence in 50 countries. IBM Services will manage Prysmian’s integration of its IT infrastructure with IBM Cloud and will assist in the adoption of a hybrid cloud strategy for better business growth.

Prysmian Group, which acquired American cable manufacturing company General Cable in 2018, aims to integrate the information systems of the two companies to support digitization of processes and products to drive the international growth of the business.

Prysmian Group will migrate its SAP workloads to IBM Cloud to leverage higher value technology, including AI, IoT and human augmentation. The agreement with IBM also includes services for the management of the global Prysmian IT environment.

IBM will provide and manage a modern IT infrastructure with a global delivery model and service levels. IBM Services will also manage the integration of the existing legacy IT infrastructures and move Prysmian Group’s SAP S/4HANA ERP platform onto SAP certified physical and virtual appliances on IBM Cloud.

The important acquisition of General Cable required focus on the integration of processes and the digitalization of products. This represents our differentiation from our competitors, says Stefano Brandinali, CIO and chief digital officer of Prysmian Group.

Stefano Rebattoni, vice president — Enterprise Sales of IBM Italy, said Prysmian will use the IBM Services data center and the IBM Cloud data center in Milan.

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