Technology giant IBM on Monday announced that it has signed a 10-year IT outsourcing pact with Delhi-based Innovation Auto Risk (IAR).
As part of the agreement signed in the second quarter of 2009 IBM will deploy server, storage, networking and IT security infrastructure to be hosted at a data centre in Delhi and provide onsite infrastructure monitoring services from an onsite command centre, IBM said in a statement.
IBM will provide managed services and ongoing project management for infrastructure procurement, commissioning and
configuration as well as hardware refreshes after 5 years, it added.
IAR provides solutions for claims management services and other related offerings to insurers and fleet management
The agreement aims to reduce IAR's capital expenditure on IT by 25 per cent, it said.
"IAR needed to build a robust infrastructure to address the growing claims processing requirements of their customers
and we were able to provide this using a unique model that helped them grow without the headaches of managing their
back-end and the need for huge capital requirements," Country Manager of ibm.com, IBM India/South Asia Jyothi Satyanathan, said.
Ibm.com is responsible for all IBM businesses in small and medium firms.