IT services company DXC Technology, formed earlier this year via the merger of CSC and the Enterprise Services unit of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has announced they have signed a fresh agreement with insurance provider Zurich.
Both parties wish to extend their prior Master Services Agreement by five years, a deal struck in 2009 to support Zurich's digital transformation initiatives. This extension, which will be put into action by the end of this year, will declare DXC Technology as Zurich's Preferred Systems Integrator.
The agreement will help Zurich to continue its digital modernisation program. The company is set to adopt DXC's hyper-converged private cloud, with the companies working together to minimalise underlying hardware, in addition to reducing costs and server provisioning time.
"Market differentiation is key in today's global insurance market. We need a committed technology partner who can scale alongside us and support and accelerate our strategy," said Thomas Kropp, Zurich's chief IT services officer.
"We want to offer our customers innovative, convenient products and services quickly and cost effectively. Our decision to extend the contract with DXC signals our ongoing pledge to invest in the agility and modernisation of our systems for our customers."
DXC says they have enabled Zurich's delivery of applications and services to more than 210 countries and territories.
"True digital transformation requires the ability to deliver flawlessly today, while at the same time consider new approaches for tomorrow," said Mike Lawrie, chairman, president and CEO of DXC Technology.
Lawire continued: "Done properly, the efficiency gains that come from next-gen private and public cloud technologies are the foundation for driving digital transformations at leading companies like Zurich, for which DXC has been a committed service provider for 13 years."
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