The deal comes as the U.S. company is trying to
gain momentum in the market for Internet-delivered services,
known as cloud computing. IBM will provide fully managed
services for mainframe computers, servers, storage and end-user
computing as well as a help desk and other technical support.
IBM did not disclose financial details of the deal.
Last month, IBM said it had won a 7-year outsourcing contract
from Germany's Lufthansa worth 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion)
that will see the U.S. company take over the airline's
information technology infrastructure services division and
In its latest quarterly results IBM reported a marked slowdown
in business in September and abandoned its 2015 operating
IBM has failed to keep pace with a shift to cloud-based
computing services from its established business selling
computer consulting and software that customers run on internal
Last month, ABN Amro said it would cut staffing at its branch
network and invest in improved online banking services as
customers increasingly managed their finances online.
(Reporting By Thomas Escritt and Eric Auchard; editing by David
Clarke and Louise Heavens)
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