Accenture has been selected by drilling, engineering and construction services company Saipem to help deliver its global digital transformation program. Accenture will lead the provision of IT infrastructure, networking and telecommunications services and manage the evolution of Saipem’s business applications.
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, Accenture will support Saipem’s move to a new IT model, progressing its journey to the cloud, by leveraging cloud computing and network virtualization, and enabling adoption of the latest digital technologies to sustain and improve business performance, said Accenture. These technologies include big data and analytics, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, automation and cybersecurity protection.
Accenture will manage the migration of the majority of Saipem’s servers to a Microsoft Azure public cloud platform and will build a private cloud for the remaining servers, delivering a global infrastructure-as-a-service capability.
Accenture will also implement a software-defined wide-area network, and manage and optimize Saipem’s IT infrastructure, network and core digital business application services in a flexible and scalable environment.
Accenture, in collaboration with an international telecommunications company, will jointly provide Saipem with new global telecommunications services and technologies including private, broadband and satellite access, bringing efficiency and reliability to remote engineering and construction sites, the company said.