IT news in brief

Druid has announced the conditional acquisition of Gamut Technologies, a UK implementor of enterprise resource management systems, for #4.63m.

Ernst & Young has linked up with communications company Mitel in order to implement a major telecoms upgrade in the UK. The upgrade will include the installation of two internal call centres as well as voice mail for E&Y’s 6,500 UK staff.

NETTEC, an Internet solutions company, has established a dedicated e-commerce consultancy. Companies looking to set up an on-line service will be offered a dedicated consultancy and development service, headed by Harmen Rijks, director of e-business.

The Wadenhoe Centre, a strategic management development company, has announced the opening of a new #100,000 consultancy wing. This has doubled the centre’s consultancy capacity.

CMG has linked up with new world wine importer Edward Cavendish to implement SAP R/3 modules for financials, sales and distribution, materials management and production planning.

EDS has announced the creation of 1,000 jobs in Sheffield at Hallamshire Business Park. The new services delivery centre will immediately create 300 IT sector jobs, with plans to reach 1,000 jobs in the long term.

The Metropolitan Police has awarded a contract to PricewaterhouseCoopers to implement SAP R/3 for its financial management systems. The contract is designed to ease the increasing financial management pressure placed on the force.

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