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BT lands transformation deal with Randstad

Press Release   •   Oct 05, 2016 09:25 BST

BT consolidates Randstad’s global IT infrastructure

to leverage the power of the cloud

BT today announced a contract with Randstad Group, one of the world’s leading HR services providers, to build a new global IT infrastructure providing cloud connectivity to more than 3,500 sites across 37 countries in Europe, North- and South-America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.

BT will consolidate, centralise and standardise Randstad’s network infrastructure, currently sourced from multiple domestic and regional providers. The new infrastructure uses BT’s IP Connect and Internet Connect services to combine the reliability and security of IP-based Virtual Private Networks (VPN) with the flexibility of internet connections.

The network infrastructure will use BT’s Cloud Connect service to deliver high performance connectivity to multiple Amazon Web Services locations. In addition, BT One Cloud will deliver cloud-based voice services for Randstad’s 33,000 employees, hosted from data centres in Europe, North America and Asia. BT will also standardise Randstad’s in-office – fixed and wireless – networks.

Bernardo Payet, General Manager of Randstad Global IT Solutions, said: “We were looking for a global network and cloud services integration partner to help us gain more control over our network estate, increase efficiencies, maximise the benefits of the cloud and help accelerate our digital transformation. BT will take away the burden of managing a multitude of different suppliers and make it easier for us to implement new services for our employees and customers.”

Fabrice De Windt, BT’s CEO for the Benelux, said: “I am proud that a global leader such as Randstad has chosen BT and sees the benefits of our Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy. Our ambition is to be the leading global cloud services integrator, offering customers unparalleled choice, security, resilience, speed, flexibility and agility on their digital transformation journey.”

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Notes for Editors

BT’s portfolio strategy: the Cloud of Clouds

The cloud is creating choices that never existed before. Through understanding those choices comes the confidence and the ability to harness change and do things that matter: get to market and innovate faster, keep costs down, and keep customers happy.

BT’s Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy is about allowing customers to connect easily and securely to the applications and data they need, regardless of where they’re hosted and where they are based.

As a cloud service integrator, we help customers move confidently and successfully along their cloud journey whilst minimising the complexity, risk and cost; to give them a choice of roadmaps that work for their organisation, in a way that will deliver the results they need.

We manage the whole process from network to cloud, we deal with third parties, deliver performance and security and simplify pricing, all under a single Service Level Agreement.

Click here for more information on the Cloud of Clouds.

About Randstad

Randstad specializes in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, Search & Selection, outplacement, and HR Solutions. Randstad Group is one of the leading HR services providers in the world, with top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, as well as major positions in Australia and Japan. In 2015, Randstad had approximately 29,750 corporate employees and around 4,473 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. Randstad generated revenue of €19.2 billion in 2015. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see

About BT

BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services.BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was £19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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