BT signs managed services deal with Bristol-Myers Squibb to manage global network services

BT has inked a contract extension with Bristol-Myers
Squibb to manage its global network services through 2017.


The British telecom major will help Bristol-Myers Squibb
obtain greater value from its network services through increased
standardization and innovation.


The first contract between BT and Bristol-Myers Squibb
was signed in 2005. The extension of the contract covers outsourced networked
services, including wide area and local area networks, as well as remote
access, voice, and telephony infrastructure.


“Working with Bristol-Myers Squibb isn’t just about
managing technology; it’s about assuring highly reliable services that enable
collaboration and communication. The needs of the pharmaceutical sector are
complex, specific and submitted to stringent compliance requirements,”
said Bas Burger, president Global Commerce in BT Global Services.


The contract extension also includes sector leading
compliance management tailored to the requirements of the pharmaceutical
industry, and network security services. The contract extension is global in
scope, covering all of Bristol-Myers Squibb locations.


“The partnership we have built with BT is based on
our confidence in their global operational capabilities and their ability to
flex with our changing needs. BT provides us with the type of world-class
network that is necessary for a global BioPharma company to operate
effectively,” said Rick Yborra, vice president, Network and Hosting Services at
Bristol-Myers Squibb.


BT has recently expanded BT Ethernet Connect, its global Ethernet virtual
private network (VPN) service, to enable large organizations to evolve and grow
their infrastructure while maintaining control of their IP architecture.


BT is meeting this demand with additional nodes in the US
and Canada to BT Ethernet Connect, an adaptable, secure Ethernet VPN service
that is available in 28 countries with additional countries covered by long


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