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Xerox lands $153-million deal to manage Schneider Electric’s IT infrastructure

Huge deal outlines Xerox strategic restructuring to focus on outsourced management

DALLAS— Xerox has won a seven-year, $153-million contract to modernize the North American IT infrastructure at industrial energy management technology firm Schneider Electric.

Xerox will consolidate Schneider’s data centers and manage them with automated processes that respond to fluctuating energy sector market demands.

The contract also hands Xerox Schneider’s help desk, which Schneider employees rely on to trouble-shoot day-to-day computer and mobile device problems.

“We expect the introduction of significant disruptive technologies that make us more agile and productive as a result of this agreement as well as a greener, more sustainable IT platform,” said Herve Coureil, chief information officer, Schneider Electric.

With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox has shifted its business to third-party business process and IT management outsourcing.

Schneider Electric is a global energy management company with operations in more than 100 countries. It posted sales of about US$31 billion in 2011.

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