CenturyLink builds strategic IT outsourcing relationship with Procter & Gamble
Hybrid IT strategy helps transform how world's largest maker of consumer
packaged goods internally procures, consumes IT services
MONROE, La., Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) today
announced that The Procter & Gamble Company has enlisted CenturyLink
Technology Solutions to help transform the way the world's largest maker of
consumer packaged goods internally procures and consumes IT services.
Expanding on a web-hosting relationship that began in 1999 when CenturyLink
Technology Solutions operated as Savvis, Procter & Gamble will now tap a wide
range of CenturyLink's global IT outsourcing solutions to instill agility into
its corporate IT strategy.
Under the arrangement, CenturyLink will offer hybrid IT infrastructure
services through a consumption-based pricing model, empowering Procter &
Gamble employees to bundle and select the technology services they need, when
they need them.
In addition, CenturyLink will provide Procter & Gamble with access to
innovative technologies from its ecosystem of solutions from Cisco, NetApp,
SAP and other key alliances.
In presenting Procter & Gamble with a comprehensive IT strategy, CenturyLink
devised a customized solution blending consulting, dedicated support desk and
application services with cloud and managed hosting capabilities to drive
agility, flexibility and access to new technologies within Procter & Gamble's
"We look forward to working closely with Procter & Gamble, as we have over the
past 15 years as Savvis and now as CenturyLink, consistently delivering
innovative technologies as we both evolve and grow," said Jeff Von Deylen,
president, CenturyLink Technology Solutions. "We are proud to expand our
relationship by helping them drive a strategic IT vision that delivers more
value for its global business."
About CenturyLink Technology Solutions CenturyLink Technology Solutions
delivers innovative managed services for global businesses on virtual,
dedicated and colocation platforms. For more information, visit
About CenturyLink CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company
in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services
market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in
cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers.
CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and
select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic
network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company
also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(®) Prism™
TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500
company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest
corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
SOURCE CenturyLink, Inc.
Justin Lopinot, 314.628.7053, Justin.Lopinot@centurylink.com
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