London, United Kingdom – (The Hosting News) – March 10, 2009 – Managed services company, Attenda Limited, has signed a three year managed services contract with international marketing consultancy, dunnhumby, to manage its new Project and Portfolio Management application, CA Clarity, as well as its ERP application Microsoft Dynamics AX.
dunnhumby employs more than 1,000 people in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Its clients include Tesco, Casino, Kroger, Procter and Gamble, Shell, Coca Cola and Mars.
With its rapid business expansion plan, dunnhumby sought an experienced hosting provider to manage its Clarity project and resource management application that will be used internally throughout the business, and will integrate with their Microsoft Dynamics AX finance and HR application.
The Attenda contract includes management of Clarity Project and Product Portfolio Management and Microsoft Dynamics AX applications, both of which are being delivered on a virtualised infrastructure using VMware. The Attenda managed service represents a high profile solution for dunnhumby, representing a strategic move to partnering for delivery of key business IT services.
Stuart Bonell, CTO, dunnhumby noted, ”We recognised that Attenda had the essential skills and credentials to manage these important applications for us.”
dunnhumby uses data driven customer insight to help their clients make better informed decisions and to take actions to drive effective customer loyalty. This proven approach has a dramatic positive impact on the performance of retailers, manufacturers, financial services and telecoms companies. dunnhumby’s unique framework embeds customer insight into the organisation, enabling companies to make faster and better business decisions.
Mr. Bonell concluded, ”Our relationship with Attenda as a long term partner helps us to optimise our IT service delivery and management. In turn that enables us to focus on delivery of actionable insight to our clients knowing that key internal IT services like these are being delivered by the right mix of our people and Attenda expertise.”
Attenda Limited manages applications for business to function effectively for secure and optimum performance of applications, irrespective of the physical location of the infrastructure. With over 5 years’ investment into Attenda M.O., the Attenda operations platform provides people, processes and technology to deliver its services, within a cost-effective structure. Currently, the firm’s client base includes 130 of the UK’s companies. The company financial backing and accreditations include Avis Europe, bmi, easyCar, Compass Group, Microsoft, NHS, Princes and Travelodge. Attenda is ISO9001 and ISO27001 accredited, an HP SP Signature Partner, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a SAP Hosting Partner, a SunTone accredited managed service provider and an Accredited Catalist Supplier. Attenda is one of only seven companies to have been ranked in the UK’s Sunday Times ARM Tech Track 100 for three consecutive years.
To learn more, please visit: www.attenda.net.