Boral outsources IT to HP

After slashing a number of IT jobs in January, the construction materials company has recruited HP to provide IT infrastructure services.

HP has been selected to provide IT infrastructure services to Australia-based construction materials company Boral.

In January, Boral announced mass job cuts, which included around 50 roles lost through IT outsourcing , in order to save AU$37 million in fiscal year 2013. The decision to outsource to HP was made after Boral performed a comprehensive IT infrastructure assessment. According to Boral, it wants to remain competitive by consolidating and streamlining its IT in the back end.

The company will be taking on HP datacentre, networking, security, and workplace services, which include collaboration tools along with IT support services, as well. The contract runs for five years, and services will be delivered from HP's Aurora datacentre in Sydney .

"Reliance and demand on our existing technology has continued to evolve, and we need to ensure we have the right assets and IT capabilities to support our business," Boral CIO David Oxnam said in a statement.

"HP's ability to provide a unified, end-to-end solution of core business services and hardware will allow us to optimise our systems and deliver improved access to operational capabilities."

HP's converged infrastructure technology will provide the foundation for Boral's IT platform at the Aurora datacentre.


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