Unisys Corporation (NYSE:UIS) today announced that it has received a contract from Countrywide Financial Corporation (NYSE:CFC), a leading provider of diversified financial services, to provide IT outsourcing services that enable Countrywide to realize key benefits of secure business operations: enhanced efficiency, lower IT costs and greater competitive agility.
The contract was signed in the fourth quarter of 2005.
Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Unisys will provide outsourced management and support services for more than 80,000 devices used by more than 30,000 Countrywide employees at more than 800 sites in the United States. The new contract extends the services Unisys has provided Countrywide since 2003.
"Countrywide's managed IT infrastructure must accommodate our aggressive growth strategy and scale as we expand," said Mike Brown, senior vice president, Enterprise Support Services, Countrywide Financial. "We feel Unisys expertise in outsourcing services helps support that infrastructure with maximum operational and cost efficiency."
The key outsourcing services Unisys will provide Countrywide include:
- Support and maintenance services for a range of equipment, including PCs, laptops, servers, network devices and printers
- Managed equipment deployments and relocation services, including installs, moves, adds and changes (IMACs)
- Asset tracking
- Unisys Remote Access Management Services solution for employees using the corporate network from remote locations
- Program management to coordinate service delivery
"Countrywide has made the decision to focus on financial services, its core business, and manage its distributed IT infrastructure investment through an outsourcing arrangement," said Randy Hendricks, president, Unisys Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services. "Unisys outsourcing services can help Countrywide optimize the return on its IT investment, with secure business operations that enable Countrywide to achieve exceptional performance, reduce costs, and gain competitive advantage in a dynamic marketplace."