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<p>TXU and Yarra Valley Water sign on for more LogicaCMG
Services contracts extended with two key E&U customers</p>
<p>Melbourne, Australia, 24 March, 2004 – Leading global solutions company LogicaCMG announced today it has re-signed services contracts with two key energy and utilities customers, energy generator, distributor and retailer TXU Australia and Yarra Valley Water, Melbourne’s largest retail water company.
TXU and Yarra Valley Water are already both long-term customers, having each partnered with LogicaCMG for eight years, both organizations have elected to extend their previous contracts months in advance of their renewal dates
“The fact TXU and Yarra Valley Water have both re-signed contracts so early in their sourcing cycle, really highlights the strength of both LogicaCMG’s services offering and its customer relationships.”
“Our market leading service offering and solid understanding of TXU and Yarra Valley Water’s business requirements enables us to complement and support each organization’s core business processes.” Bill Richards, managing director, services division, LogicaCMG, said.
Re-signing of the contract with TXU followed a comprehensive benchmarking exercise undertaken by Gartner analysts, who assessed the value LogicaCMG delivered across the organisation. LogicaCMG’s service offering and deliverables compared to that of competing IT service providers.
"As such, I’m completely confident that outsourcing our IT services to LogicaCMG has ensured we’re able to not only deliver added value to our own organisation, but also best class performance and costs to our organisation," Cameron Dorse, General Manager Business Services, TXU said.
TXU’s renewed contract covers the provision of end-to-end IT services across the entire organisation for the next two years. It involves facilities management, server support, and data center hosting.
Yarra Valley Water’s extended contract also includes end-to-end IT services and facilities management, including, operational support of its billing system.
Terry Swingler, general manager, finance and company secretary, Yarra Valley Water commented on LogicaCMG’s flexibility and responsiveness in regards to a range of the water company’s technology needs.
“We’ve been particularly impressed with LogicaCMG’s input on a number of projects separate to our outsourcing services agreement, such as our award winning web based FLASH (Fault Logging and Service History) system.”
“Our renewed agreement with LogicaCMG helps us achieve improved technology performance and service reliability across the organisation, giving us the ability to concentrate on our core business. Importantly, it also allows us access to leading industry experts and technology for any number of key projects”, Terry Swingler said.
<p>NOTE TO EDITORS:</p>
LogicaCMG is a major international force in IT services and wireless telecoms. It provides management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services to clients across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Formed in December 2002, through the merger of Logica and CMG, the company employs around 21,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has nearly 40 years of experience in IT services. Headquartered in Europe, LogicaCMG is listed on both the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges (LSE: LOG, AEX: LOG). More information is available from www.logicacmg.com.</p>
TXU serves 410,000 gas customers in Victoria's west and 510,000 electricity customers in Victoria's east. TXU Australia owns the Western Underground Gas Storage Facility in Port Campbell, Victoria, and the Torrens Island Power Station in South Australia. TXU is one of the largest investor-owned holding companies in the world with assets of $80 billion.</p>
<p>About Yarra Valley Water
As Melbourne’s largest retail water company, Yarra Valley Water provides water supply and sewerage services to 1.5 million people who live and work in Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs. The company owns and manages infrastructure and other assets valued at over $1 billion, including more than 16,000 kilometres of water mains and sewerage pipes.</p>
T: 02 9955 1866</p>