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Invensys plc and IBM today announced a major outsourcing agreement between the two companies.


IBM will assume responsibility for the management of Invensys computing systems in more than a dozen countries. IBM will manage Invensys applications, as well as its technology, and provide helpdesk and support services for approximately 35,000 workstations.


The appropriate Invensys employees in the IT function will transfer to IBM as part of the agreement.


About Invensys plc


Invensys plc, the international production technology and energy management group, specialises in helping companies to improve efficiency, performance and profitability. With close to 76,000 employees, Invensys is headquartered in London, England.



Invensys Production Management businesses work closely with customers in order to drive up performance of their production assets and maximise the return on investments in product technologies. The division includes Foxboro, Wonderware, Triconex, APV, Eurotherm and Baan and it addresses the oil, gas, and chemicals; food beverage and personal healthcare; and discrete and hybrid manufacturing sectors.


The company's Energy Management businesses actively work with clients involved in both the supply and consumption of energy, developing systems using innovative technologies that improve the reliability and security of power supplies. The division includes Energy Solutions, Metering Systems, Home, Appliance and Climate Controls and Power Systems and focuses on markets connected with power and energy infrastructure and commercial and residential buildings.


For more information, visit: http://www.invensys.com


About IBM Global Services


IBM Global Services is the world's largest information technology services provider, with approximately 150,000 professionals serving customers in 160 countries and annual revenue of more than $35 billion (2001). IBM Global Services integrates IBM's broad range of capabilities -- services, hardware, software and research -- to help companies of all sizes realise the full value of information technology.


For more information, visit: http://www.ibm.com/services




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