PRESS RELEASE: The multi-year deal will see HCL continue to support Anglo American through the adoption of cloud, reducing Anglo American's global data centre footprint through the continued consolidation of its on-premise infrastructure and partial migration to an infrastructure-as-a-service operating model. HCL will also continue to provide regional and local service desk support and end-user computing services.
Anglo American runs mining operations across southern Africa, North and South America and Australia, with a workforce of 69,000 people worldwide. HCL was enlisted as Anglo American's IT services partner in 2013 and has served in the same role for De Beers since 2014. Through the renewed deal, HCL will further improve quality and consistency by standardising and centralising IT infrastructure services across both organisations.
Sandeep Saxena, SVP, HCL Technologies, said: "Rather than standing still, our engagement with Anglo American has expanded into other areas where we can drive further value for its business through our more strategic Mode 2 offerings, such as Cloud Native Services.
"Our global delivery model also has a particularly important role to play, adding significant value through a mix of on-site and offshore technical skills that set Anglo American on course for future success."
HCL is a specialist in IT infrastructure services, with the competency to execute large-scale, complex IT infrastructure transformation projects. HCL's Mode 1-2-3 growth strategy encompasses next-generation IT infrastructure services, leveraging automation, artificial intelligence, analytics and cloud to build service-oriented, future-ready IT infrastructure for clients.