Dimension Data has signed a three-year deal with HSBC to supply the banking company with Cisco technology and associated services.
HSBC is in the process of standardising its network infrastructure across a common Cisco platform to derive cost and network management efficiencies. Under the terms of the agreement, Di Data will provide a single point of management for the procurement, installation and support of Cisco gear across HSBC's operations in 78 countries and territories.
Paul Ries, global services manager of Primer at Dimension Data Australia, said it is too early to tell how much the contract will be worth to Di Data's Australian operations.
The contract will be administered under the umbrella of Di Data's Global Services Operating Architecture (GSOA) methodology. Coordinated from the UK and rolled out regionally, Di Data's GSOA methodology is comprised of a Primer division, which provides design, procurement, implementation and project management services, and Uptime, which provides technical support.
"The creation of a common global infrastructure presents businesses with significant design and operational challenges," said Bruce Watson, executive chairman of Dimension Data UK and Europe. "This is a major win for us and fully supports our ongoing strategy to provide IT services and solutions to large multinational organisations in order that their worldwide business units can work seamlessly together."