Unisys Wins IT Outsourcing Contract with Chicago Park District
Managed services extension to help Park District continue improving operational efficiency and expanding services to citizens
BLUE BELL, Pa., Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that it has received an extension to its information technology (IT) outsourcing services agreement with the Chicago Park District. The six-year contract, signed in the fourth quarter of 2008, has a value of $9.3 million, assuming the contract runs for its full six-year term and the number of Park District employees serviced under this contract does not decrease materially. The Chicago Park District has an option to extend the contract for an additional year at its discretion.
Under the terms of the contract extension, Unisys will provide infrastructure management and support services to a growing number of Park District facilities and employees throughout the city of Chicago. Those services include help desk support; management of local-area and wide-area networks (LAN/WAN); hardware support for desktop, laptop and server computers; software support; and asset management. Unisys will also continue to provide support for the Park District’s administrative software applications.
This extension continues the managed services relationship that Unisys has had with Chicago Park District since 1994.
“Unisys services have provided our employees with steadily increasing access to an advanced network and information infrastructure. This has helped us manage our recreational facilities and programs more effectively,” said Steve Maris, Director of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Chicago Park District. “As we extend Unisys services to additional locations over the next few years, we anticipate new ways to enhance our operations and serve the citizens of Chicago.”
Unisys currently provides IT services for approximately 1,000 Chicago Park District employees in 150 locations, with more being added every year. These managed services support a range of initiatives, from enhanced communications among Park District employees to providing hot spots in certain parks to give citizens access to wireless network capabilities.
“Our long-term relationship continually affords Unisys new opportunities to innovate for the Chicago Park District,” said Cathy Adduci, vice president, US Eastern Region, Unisys Global Outsourcing and Infrastructure Services. “Our understanding of this client’s specific requirements, combined with Unisys services-delivery expertise, enables us to provide outsourcing solutions that support the Park District’s objectives for enhanced operational efficiency and escalating levels of service to citizens.”
About the Chicago Park District
The Chicago Park District oversees more than 7,600 acres of parkland, 570 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 natural areas, and thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs. For more information, visit www.chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With more than 28,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit www.unisys.com.
Any statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements rely on assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The Chicago Park District has the option to renew this agreement for up to one additional one-year period but the value referred to above does not include such elective optional period. Statements in this release regarding the total value of the contract assume that the Chicago Park District will continue the contract for the full six-year term and the current number of Park District employees being serviced under this contract will not decrease materially. Because the Chicago Park District may within its sole discretion, terminate the agreement before the full term has run and reduce the number of covered employees, the value is not guaranteed. Additional discussion of factors that could affect Unisys future results is contained in periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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