AkzoNobel has signed a multimillion euro, 5-year contract extension with Orange Business Services. The agreement covers secure and scalable IT infrastructure services that will support AkzoNobel in reaching its objectives as a global company, connecting 50,000 employees across 1,200-plus sites in dozens of countries.
AkzoNobel’s extension with Orange Business Services is the result of a successful ten-year collaboration between both companies. The new agreement contains a scalable private network for AkzoNobel’s existing 1200-plus sites, including a global security solution. Also included are managed LAN services, managed application acceleration services and a fully managed immersive telepresence solution for 11 main offices around the globe to enhance global collaboration. These services are covered by Integrated Service Management and the dedicated Orange 24x7 helpdesk, including enhanced capabilities to support multiple local languages for selected emerging regions in Latin America and China.
Moreover, one of AkzoNobel’s ambitions is to build on its leadership and grow towards 50% of total revenues coming from high-growth markets – a goal that Orange Business Services is optimally positioned to support based on its unrivalled global reach and presence, as well as continued strategic investments.