BoI sign IBM deal

BANK of Ireland's major IT contract previously managed by HP is to be moved to IBM.

Bank of Ireland and IBM announced that they had signed a five-year contract for the future provision of the group's IT infrastructure services.

IBM will manage the group's desktop systems, servers, mainframes, local area networks and service desk.

"The signing of this contract marks the culmination of a lengthy process, during which Bank of Ireland assessed a number of potential service providers", Larry Kiernan, Head of Group IT, Bank of Ireland, said.