Under the deal, worth approximately $9 million, IBM will manage the hardware and software that supports e-mail services for 10,000 of the bank's employees.
IBM said Friday that it has inked a nine-year deal to provide e-mail management services to Banco Sabadell, one of Spain's largest financial services groups.
Under the deal, worth approximately $9 million, IBM will manage the hardware and software that supports e-mail services for 10,000 of the bank's employees. The deal adds to a $137 million agreement signed last month under which IBM will manage all of Banco Sabadell's central IT operations.
Banco Sabadell's outsourcing initiatives are part of its Proteo program, a company wide IT modernization effort. Under Proteo, the bank is also looking to digitize its paper archives, automate business workflows, and deliver personalized content to its customer-facing Web-sites.
Also on Friday, IBM disclosed that it has signed a deal with Achieve Healthcare Technologies to host Achieve's Web-based clinical and financial management applications for the elder care industry. Under the agreement, IBM will host Achieve's applications on its Windows- and Linux-based System x servers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of December 14, 2014. Be here for the show and for the incredible Friday Afternoon Conversation that runs beside the program.