AEGON Renews Outsourcing Contract With EDS
Five Year IT Services Contract
17 Jul 2006 - PLANO, Texas – AEGON The Netherlands, an important country unit of one of the world’s largest life insurers, has signed an extension to its existing information technology (IT) services contract with EDS for an additional five years.
In 2000, AEGON The Netherlands outsourced the management of its IT facilities to EDS as a measure to focus on the company’s core business while remaining innovative in its use of IT. Building on the success of the earlier contract, this new agreement enables AEGON to remain competitive and flexible.
Under the new extension of the contract, EDS will provide a complete package of information and communications technology (ICT) services. These will range from hosting services of Unix-, mainframe- and web-environments to the provision of desktop, storage and local network services.
EDS also provides AEGON with services on security, mobility, helpdesk and software packaging.
“AEGON and EDS have cooperated intensively over the past six years in order to create an efficient and flexible IT infrastructure,” said Peter Varenkamp, Board member of AEGON The Netherlands. “Over the years, the AEGON business model has changed considerably to meet the changing compliance laws. The new contract reflects that EDS has adapted its services constantly to meet these changing circumstances.”
Fred Cazemier, senior Vice President IT and Procurement for AEGON The Netherlands: “IT innovation remains very important for AEGON, for instance a transparent delivery of information to our customers. Furthermore we see that a continuous availability of the information is becoming more and more important. ”
AEGON will embrace EDS’ Agile Enterprise Platform, standardized service offerings and products from EDS’ alliance partners to create a next generation global delivery system that enable clients to react quickly to changing market dynamics.
“With this contract we can continue to use our extensive knowledge of the finance sector to serve AEGON The Netherlands on issues of international compliance including Solvency II and SOX,” said Peter Overakker, Managing Director at EDS in the Netherlands. “EDS offers AEGON a technical solution that makes it possible to fully focus on its insurance as well as growing banking activities.”
As a pioneer of IT services for the financial services industry, EDS provides a wide range of outsourced services from payments and securities processing to applications development and network, customer relationship management and helpdesk services to all sectors of the industry. More than 20,000 EDS employees work on finance-related projects in 30 countries.
EDS is a leading global technology services company delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information technology outsourcing industry more than 40 years ago. Today, EDS delivers a broad portfolio of information technology and business process outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail industries and to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
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