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Carrefour Signs Five-Year Agreement With IBM

International retailer taps IBM's global experience and skills to support transformation
Jul 6, 2009
PRNewswire-FirstCall
PARIS

IBM and Carrefour, the French-based international retail chain, today announced they have signed a five-year, euro 180 million agreement for IBM to take over the transformation, management and maintenance of Carrefour's IT infrastructure and associated applications in France.

  (Logo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO )

  This agreement will enable Carrefour to:
  --  Optimize IT costs in France
  --  Improve IT security and service quality
  --  Ensure the success of the company's ongoing strategic business
      projects

  --  Rationalize subcontracting

Carrefour France's entire IT infrastructure will be hosted from IBM's first European green datacenter in Montpellier. The retailer will benefit from the latest technologies in terms of security, upgradeability and the reduction of energy expenses. The agreement will help Carrefour to meet the fast pace and changing demands of the retail business, now and in the future.

  The contract was signed in June 2009.

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  Media Contacts:

  Sandrine Durupt
  IBM Communications
  33 (0)1 49 05 53 21
  sandrine-durupt@fr.ibm.com

  Jenna Gable
  IBM Communications
  (917) 472-3512
  gablej@us.ibm.com

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: gablej@us.ibm.com

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SOURCE: IBM

CONTACT: Sandrine Durupt, +33(0)1-49-05-53-21,
sandrine-durupt@fr.ibm.com, or Jenna Gable, +1-917-472-3512,
gablej@us.ibm.com, both of IBM Communications

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