Unisys to Provide IT Services to Support Humanitarian Mission of the American Red Cross
Unisys to provide full range of end-user and data center managed services to help 20,000 Red Cross workers more efficiently serve those in need
BLUE BELL, Pa., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has received a contract to provide IT managed services to a new client, the American Red Cross, a leading provider of humanitarian services.
The contract has a potential value of approximately $80 million over its initial five-year term. It also has two one-year renewal options.
Under the terms of the contract, Unisys will provide a full range of customer support and data center managed services to support approximately 20,000 Red Cross workers throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The workers are engaged in disaster relief, blood-supply management and other activities critical to the organization's humanitarian mission.
The contract includes on-site services, IT asset management and service desk support delivered through Unisys Managed Services Centers in Salt Lake City, Utah and Rochester, New York. Unisys will deliver these end-user services in an integrated IT services management (ITSM) environment that enables Red Cross workers to use the most convenient channel to obtain support, including telephone, chat, e-mail and the Web.
Unisys will provide data center services from its facility in Eagan, Minnesota, with disaster recovery backup in Salt Lake City. The services include implementation of Unisys remote infrastructure management services, which use automated capabilities to monitor and correlate events across all segments of a managed infrastructure – from servers to mobile devices - to orchestrate both pre-emptive and preventive action against potential IT faults.
"With Unisys as our services partner, we look forward to gaining efficiencies that reduce operating costs and bring new tools and technologies to our end users," said Doug Greene, vice president for Enterprise Technology of the American Red Cross. "This partnership also puts into place the foundation for us to leverage cloud services, which is in line with our strategic direction."
"We are thrilled to welcome the Red Cross as a new Unisys services customer," said Ron Frankenfield, president, Unisys Global Managed Services. "Every day, Red Cross workers provide rapid, efficient response to people in need. Unisys looks forward to using our global delivery capabilities to provide consistent, efficient and reliable IT managed services that support the Red Cross's humanitarian mission."
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. In particular, statements in this release regarding the anticipated value of the contract assume that the number of devices to be supported by Unisys, American Red Cross storage requirements for data center services, and the volume of incident-based services will be consistent with current levels and that the contract will continue for its full term. Because the contract is terminable by American Red Cross before the end of its term, because the number of devices, storage requirements and the volume of incidents may vary, and because the contract provides for adjustments in pricing for significant fluctuations in these volumes, and, under certain circumstances following benchmarking activities, the estimated value of the contract is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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