Steria and Land Registry have today announced a five year partnership, worth £50 million, which will see the European end-to-end IT services company provide a managed ICT (information and communication technology) service for the organisation’s Distributed IT Infrastructure (DITI) and Extranet services. The account was awarded to Steria following an eighteen-month intensive procurement process.
The partnership will see Steria provide and support a robust, resilient and secure DITI and Extranet to meet Land Registry’s current and future business requirements. The contract will provide the underlying infrastructure which will enable Land Registry to deliver existing and new services in the future. The current DITI service serves over 8000 staff across the Head Office in London, key locations such as Plymouth and 24 other local offices across England and Wales.
The new service which will commence in July 2009 will greatly enhance operational cost effectiveness and offer financial transparency and predictability to Land Registry. It has been designed specifically to provide flexibility and will evolve to support the organisation’s business transformation aspirations.
“Land Registry strives to provide the world’s best service for safeguarding ownership of land and facilitating property transactions”, commented Land Registry CEO, Peter Collis. “As well as a comprehensive depth and breadth of capability in both ICT and corporate services, Steria’s approach demonstrated a culture of partnership and flexibility, both of which will be vital as we continue to leverage technology in the transformation of our business.”
John Torrie, Steria UK CEO, says, “This contract is a major new strategic public sector client and will further cement Steria’s position within the market as a leading transformational partner to government. With our extensive experience in providing first-rate ICT services, we’re confident we will be able to support Land Registry as it develops its business requirements.”
About Steria: www.steria.com
The leading end-to-end IT services provider in Europe for companies which consider new technologies a vital part of their business strategy, Steria focuses on setting up strategic partnerships with its customers in each of its key markets: the public sector, finance, telecommunications, utilities and transport. Steria offers customers integrated services including consulting in core business processes as well as the development and operation of their information systems. In October 2007, Steria acquired the British firm Xansa.
The new group employs over 19,000 staff in 16 countries, including 5,000 in India. On December 31, 2007, Steria revenue amounted to €1.4 billion (€1.9 billion pro forma). The Group, headquartered in Paris, is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
About Land Registry: www.landregistry.gov.uk
With the largest transactional database of its kind detailing over 22 million titles, Land Registry underpins the economy by safeguarding ownership of many billions of pounds worth of property.
As a government department established in 1862, executive agency and trading fund responsible to the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor, Land Registry keeps and maintains the Land Register for England and Wales. The Land Register has been an open document since 1990.
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