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Computacenter and CompuCom awarded status as Global Reseller Partners in BP Cost Reduction Programme

BP, one of the world’s largest energy companies, aims to reduce the costs of IT by consolidating hardware and software procurement via a newly-established Global Reseller Programme.  The five-year programme is part of BP’s overall supplier consolidation and simplification agenda, and is aligned with BP’s strategic goals of maintaining operational excellence and sustainable cost reduction.

Delivered through an alliance of two major regional providers – Computacenter in the UK and CompuCom Systems in the US – this will enable BP to achieve a greater consistency around the world and make buying IT products simpler.

Dana Deasy, Global Chief Information Officer at BP, commented: “By consolidating and simplifying our IT supply chain, we will reduce our IT supplier base by at least 540 vendors, and significantly remove cost while driving complexity from our operations”.

The service, which starts on 1st February 2010 covers the sourcing of IT hardware in the UK and US and global software procurement.

Mike Norris, CEO of Computacenter, commented: “A consolidated approach to IT procurement through the reseller channel will enable BP to aggregate its spend with vendors leading to volume discounts; standardise its product portfolio and simplify the way IT buying is performed.  The alliance with CompuCom will be key to meeting BP’s IT needs across the US.” 

Jim Dixon, CEO of CompuCom, commented: “The combined expertise of CompuCom and Computacenter will enable BP to streamline its IT supply chain in order to make IT buying simple across the Corporation while still addressing the regional needs of its business units and 90,000-plus employees.”

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About BP
BP is one of the world's largest oil and gas companies, serving millions of customers every day in more than 90 countries, and employing over 90,000 people. BP’s business segments are Exploration & Production and Refining & Marketing. It also has a low carbon business in BP Alternative Energy with wind, solar, biofuels and low carbon power/carbon capture projects. Through these activities, BP provides fuel for transportation; energy for heat and light; services for motorists; and petrochemicals products for plastics, textiles and food packaging.

About Computacenter
Computacenter is Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We can advise customers on their IT strategy, implement the most appropriate technology from a wide range of leading vendors and manage their technology infrastructures on their behalf. At every stage we make our customers’ businesses sharper by removing cost, complexity and barriers to change across their IT infrastructures. Our corporate and government clients are served by offices across the UK <http://www.computacenter.co.uk/>, Germany <http://www.cc-compunet.de/> , France <http://www.computacenter.fr/> , the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa. We also serve our customers’ global requirements through our extensive partner network.

About CompuCom
CompuCom, the leading IT outsourcing specialist, delivers the right combination of innovation, quality and exceptional value to address the challenges facing IT leaders today.  With more than 20 years of IT experience, CompuCom’s outsourcing services include: infrastructure management, application development, architecture and governance services, and procurement, deployment, and maintenance of hardware and software.  From the desktop to the data center, CompuCom’s IIMv3™ solution reduces costs, increases productivity and helps clients gain maximum value from information. To learn more, visit www.CompuCom.com.