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Logicalis Bags Marks & Spencer's Network Services Contract

Retailer Marks and Spencer has signed a six year deal with IT services provider Logicalis, to manage its network infrastructure.

Under the deal, the Logicalis will manage and support wired and wireless network infrastructures in 700 Marks and Spencer outlets, regional offices, head office and distribution centres. The aim of the deal is to improve Marks and Spencer’s network infrastructure. The company will also support deployment of new IT services and advise on future IT initiatives.

The high street retail giant signed a four year deal with Marks and Spencer back in 2007 and the new deal is an extension of that.

"Quality is a watchword within M&S, and Logicalis is committed to maintaining the excellence of service delivery M&S has come to expect of us," said Tom Kelly, UK managing director of Logicalis.

"Our experience in providing service excellence and innovation to M&S under a cost-efficient framework sets us in good stead to further our strategic partnership a long time into the future." he added.

The Logicalis team will act as an extension of M&S’s core IT team. The retailer has also renewed its application management contract with IT outsourcing services provider Cognizant, building on a deal signed in 2009.