TSYS Partners with IBM for a Dynamic Technology Infrastructure

Project will support the company's operations in Brazil

IBM today announced it has signed an information technology (IT) services agreement with TSYS, one of the world's largest payment services companies. The recently established relationship with IBM will support the building, implementation and management of TSYS' technology infrastructure in Brazil.

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The multi-year contract aims to create a dynamic and flexible IT infrastructure model for electronic payment processing for TSYS clients in Brazil. TSYS' IT environment will be operated in IBM's Technology Center in Hortolandia, Brazil. The contract also covers a business resiliency site located in Sao Paulo.

  The agreement was signed in the second quarter of 2009.

  About TSYS

TSYS is one of the world's largest companies for outsourced payment services, offering a broad range of issuer- and acquirer-processing technologies that support consumer-finance, credit, debit, debt management, healthcare, loyalty and prepaid services for financial institutions and retail companies in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information contact news@tsys.com or log on to www.tsys.com. TSYS routinely posts all important information on its website.

  About IBM
  For more information, visit www.ibm.com/services.

  Media Contacts:
  Vanessa Garcia
  IBM Communications
  Tel.: 55 11 2132-7759

  Jenna Gable
  IBM Communications
  (917) 472-3512

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