American telecom service provider Verizon is assisting retail major Tesco for a single global network infrastructure.
As part of the IT deal, Verizon will offer connectivity to link Tesco’s suppliers, partners, customers and colleagues in 12 countries. The new network infrastructure also offers a solid foundation from which Tesco can deliver key business applications. This will enable Tesco to roll out new technologies and services, while achieving significant cost efficiencies.
Tesco’s global IT transformation is aimed at connecting customers to quality products; connect producers and suppliers to new markets, at home and abroad; and connect its business to its communities and help address social challenges.
“Verizon is helping us to consolidate, centralize and converge our infrastructure across the world. This marks a step change for Tesco in terms of both security and managed networked services. The cutover to the Verizon network has gone exceptionally well, accordingly to plan and within the agreed framework,” said Tomas Kadlec, group infrastructure IT director, at Tesco Stores.
Tesco CIO Mike McNamara said: “Verizon combines technology with pragmatic application to help us build solutions for today, and platforms to support the future of retail.”