Financial messaging network Swift has signed a three-year managed services deal with BT to support the use of Cisco telepresence videoconferencing suites at five offices worldwide.
The contract - for an undisclosed value - entails the implementation of five high-definition systems, supporting equipment and software. BT will also provide managed services for round-the-clock helpdesk support and on-site maintenance, pro-active system monitoring and remote diagnostics. The units will be connected via Swift's own messaging network backbone.
Francis Vanbever, Swift CFO, comments: "Cisco TelePresence technology helps our teams across the globe to interact and collaborate as if they were in the same room. It brings us numerous advantages in the areas of efficiency, cost-control and carbon emission reduction."