The Associated Press
Monday, March 31, 2008
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, says it will pay AT&T, EDS and T-Systems a combined $4 billion over the next five years to manage its computer and communications systems.
Shell says AT&T Inc. will manage its telecommunications; T-Systems, an arm of Deutsche Telekom AG, will provide “hosting and storage;” and Electronic Data Systems Corp. will provide employee computer services and infrastructure starting in July.
Shell is not specifying Monday how much money will go to each company.
Shell says in a statement it hopes to save money and improve the services by outsourcing them, but does not say how much it hopes to save.