HCL signs IT services deal with Cadent

IT services company HCL Technologies announced a 5-year IT infrastructure services deal with Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution network.

According to the multi-service deal, India-based HCL technologies will provide integrated public cloud hosting and SAP and Application Maintenance Services, including the migration of a significant applications portfolio to Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

HCL Technologies will also provide IT Service Management, Service Desk and Managed Workplace Services.

HCL will provide MWS support to approximately 4,500 staff; including 3,500 field based-engineers who work across the company’s 65 regional depots.

HCL Technologies competes with Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra and Cognizant, among others for such technology outsourcing deals.

HCL Technologies in November 2017 said the revenue growth in main industry verticals was 22.3 percent in Manufacturing, 15.4 percent in Financial Services, 14.5 percent in Public

Services, 9.2 percent in Retail & CPG and 7.4 percent in Lifesciences & Healthcare.

“We recognise the need to modernise our IT environment in order to increase our business efficiency and the overall productivity of our mobile workforce,” said Tina Sands, CIO of Cadent.

Cadent distributes gas to 11 million homes and businesses in the North West, Midlands, East and South East of England.

Sandeep Saxena, SVP – UK & Ireland, ITO, HCL Technologies, said: “The ‘cloud-first’ roadmap we have laid out for Cadent will enable it to become a truly 21st Century enterprise – supported by best-in-class technology and IT services delivery.”

HCL’s Mode 1-2-3 growth strategy encompasses IT infrastructure services, leveraging automation, artificial intelligence, analytics and cloud to build service–oriented, future–ready IT infrastructure for clients.

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