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Infonic signs "8 million software deal

  • Friday, 02 November 2007 | News

Software company Infonic has been awarded a contract with the EDS-led, ATLAS Consortium for the supply of software licence and maintenance to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) totalling a minimum of "8.3 million ($17.3 million).

Software with a value of "4.1 million ($8.5 million) will be delivered within the first 90 days of the contract with the balance comprising contracted maintenance and services to the value of "4.2 ($8.7) million over a 7 year period.

Under the terms of the contract, Infonic will provide ATLAS with its Geo-Replication software which will be utilised in the UK Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project (DII (F)), which is managed by ATLAS and has been commissioned by the MoD.

The software has been used in the maritime industry to reduce the size of file transfers between ship and shore through the use of a number of innovative replication techniques.

Mark Thompson, chief executive of Infonic commented: "We are delighted to have been selected by the ATLAS Consortium to supply software to support the MoD deployment of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 across 250 of the 1,300 sites covered by DII (F). To win a contract of this size and importance is an encouraging validation of our technology vision."

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