Getronics wins Bank Services of Virginia IT contract
07 October 2004 | 2176 views | 0
Getronics North America today announced that it has closed a three-year commitment with Bank Services of Virginia to design, implement, and manage a new information technology infrastructure.
The contract, with Getronics services valued at $2.2 million, incorporates many elements of two key offerings from Getronics' recently announced global solution portfolio: Network and Desktop Outsourcing and Converged Communications. It includes design, logistics, staging, deployment and maintenance services for a new voice and data network for Bank Services of Virginia's 146 branches, an operations center, and additional offices.
The new infrastructure will provide Bank Services of Virginia a common operating environment that will optimize the productivity and effectiveness of its workforce. The infrastructure will include Dell desktops, a Microsoft software platform, and Cisco networking products. It will serve approximately 1,200 employees in Virginia and North Carolina.
"We are very pleased that we will be working with Getronics on this important project. We have gotten to know their people and their capabilities over the last several months. Getronics has demonstrated convincingly that they can provide exactly the services and expertise we need," said Mr. Worth Harris Carter Jr., chairman of Bank Services of Virginia. "We require a technology partner that will say what they'll do and then do what they say."
"Our clients have come to expect end-to-end solutions to go along with our expertise in retail banking. That's just the kind of solution we're providing for this prestigious new client, Bank Services of Virginia," stated Rich Fogarty, Getronics' vice president for Field Technology Services. "With the integrated network and desktop infrastructure we'll design and deploy for their entire branch and headquarters system, the banks will see immediate gains in productivity and reductions in IT support costs. We'll also enable Bank Services of Virginia to serve its customers faster and better through all of its delivery channels."