November 17, 2008 10:00 ET

Mitsubishi Motors Has Extended Its Strategic Outsourcing Contract With IBM

TOKYO--(Marketwire - November 17, 2008) - IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has extended its strategic outsourcing contract with IBM Japan for an additional five years. The entire operation and maintenance of the company's information system will be entrusted to IBM Japan. The agreement was signed in September 2008 and will be in effect until September 2013.

In addition to the management of existing IT infrastructure, application operation and maintenance, and end-user support services, the new contract will include assistance of application planning.

IBM's global delivery model will provide consistent and high-quality business management services by consolidating system operations for necessary functions such as accident management or help desk. IBM global delivery centers in India will provide efficient operation and maintenance services for business applications.

IBM Japan will strengthen the server security policy and compliance policy of MMC by integrating devices and networks from MMC branch locations. In addition, IBM will extend its hosting services for IBM mainframes, allowing MMC to adopt the latest technologies more efficiently as well as secure the stability of the IT infrastructure. MMC expects to streamline business and reduce cost of IT operation through these approaches.

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