Saipem selects Accenture for digital transformation program

Saipem, a drilling, engineering and construction services provider, has selected Accenture for digital transformation program.

Accenture will lead the provision of IT Infrastructure, networking and telecommunications services and manage the evolution of Saipem’s key business applications — under the five-year agreement.
Accenture digital strategyAccenture will support Saipem’s move to a new IT model, progressing its journey to the cloud, by leveraging cloud computing and network virtualization, and enabling adoption of the latest digital technologies to improve business performance.

Saipem will use latest technologies including big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, automation and cybersecurity protection.

Accenture will manage the migration of the majority of Saipem’s servers to a Microsoft Azure public cloud platform and will build a private cloud for the remaining servers, delivering a global Infrastructure-as-a-Service capability.

Accenture will also implement a software-defined wide-area network, and manage and optimize Saipem’s IT infrastructure, network and core digital business application services in a flexible and scalable environment.

Accenture, in collaboration with an international telecommunications company, will jointly provide Saipem with new global telecommunications services and technologies including private, broadband and satellite access, bringing efficiency and reliability to remote engineering and construction sites.

“As part of the Saipem Digital Transformation program, we are delighted to collaborate with Accenture in implementing the reshaping of IT sourcing, and confident that we can better serve our clients,” said Antonio Careddu, director for Innovation, Systems and Corporate Marketing, Saipem.

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