The seven year deal will see 77 Barclays IT staff transfer to the services giant, as the Barclays Group looks to standardise its desktops in time for its move to new headquarters. EDS takes over 41,700 desktops across the Barclay Group with immediate effect.
The company recently decided not to go through with a proposed £100m-a-year deal with IBM Global Services, deciding to keep the work in-house instead.
It no longer intends to outsource its entire ‘Enable’ IT division, said Toby Broome, chief operating officer, Barclays.
‘It makes sense [to outsource] on some occasions,’ he said, ‘but outsourcing is not a end in itself. We don’t have a goal to outsource but will consider it when it fits our needs.’
Barclays will move to new offices in London’s Canary Wharf in late 2004.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel