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Ville de Montréal

May 14, 2008 09:30 ET

Ville De Montreal Signs $19 Million Services and Technology Agreement With IBM

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - Ville de Montreal has signed a $19-million, five-year agreement with IBM to provide technology services and equipment to support the city's growing technology needs.

The City has over 1.6 million residents who require technology support for everything from real estate appraisal to paying tickets. To do this, the City requires a significant technology infrastructure that is both secure and reliable.

The agreement signed recently with IBM provides the hosting of one data centre, which will include built-in redundancy to ensure that services are available to citizens when they need them. There are also services around a second data centre for disaster recovery.

The agreement will allow the City to do more with its technology. For example, the new IBM mainframe computer will provide higher availability at a lower cost. It will also help technology staff test new programs in a secure environment and ultimately ensure a smoother rollout of new programs and services. IBM will provide Ville de Montreal with extra storage and computing power, on demand, with its technology.

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