B.I.C. Systems wins £2 million UK council deal

A leading IT company with headquarters in Belfast and Dublin recently beat off competition from 94 other companies across the UK to win a £2 million contract which will provide computerised management systems for a leading English local authority.

B.I.C. Systems, the leading IT solutions & skills provider, has been chosen to be a strategic partner by Salisbury District Council in Wiltshire in what is a major boost to the company’s fast-growing reputation in eBusiness excellence.

The contract is viewed as particularly significant because Salisbury is recognised as one of the most enterprising local authorities and has been commended by the District Audit authority for its forward thinking approach to IT services.

From its headquarters in Belfast over the next five years B.I.C. Systems will provide a remote management service for Salisbury’s network infrastructures, and application and hardware support for its housing, revenues and benefits, planning, information, tourism and leisure departments.

B.I.C. Systems Managing Director Ed Vernon said the company was delighted to have been chosen to be Salisbury’s preferred IT partner: “This is a great endorsement for our expertise in remotely managing computerised systems and adds to our growing success in GB. B.I.C. systems is dedicated to delivering great customer service and in this instance understanding the issues and challenges that face local authorities.”

Salisbury Council’s Head of IT Les Wright said: “B.I.C. Systems worked closely with us to gain a sound knowledge of our requirements and came up with a tailored, cost-effective, flexible solution based around proven methodologies and sound business acumen. We look forward to our partnership.”

B.I.C. Systems now earns around half of its business from outside the province.

Two years ago B.I.C. Systems took the strategic decision to expand its services division and now two thirds of its staff are engaged in delivering Enterprise Managed Services, eBusiness development, and software consultancy services. Around 60 per cent of the firm’s revenues now come from its service divisions.

B.I.C’s Enterprise Managed Services Division is providing solutions for a growing number of customers in Ireland and GB. (SP)

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