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ACS extends ITO contract with Nike
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Affiliated Computer Services Inc announced that it has been awarded a five-year contract extension to provide comprehensive information technology outsourcing services to NIKE Inc the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.

Under the terms of the deal, ACS will supply end-to-end infrastructure services, including global datacenter, network, security, mainframe, midrange and messaging from strategically located ACS delivery centers in the United States, Asia and the Americas, including ACS' Northwest Regional Datacenter located in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Additionally, ACS will provide services from NIKE datacenters located in Andover, Mass, Memphis, Tenn, and Hilversum, the Netherlands.

"Reliable, flexible ACS solutions are enabling us to streamline support for our business processes worldwide, lower long-term costs and strengthen our connection to our customers.

This is important towards achieving our long-term growth objectives," said Roland Paanakker, NIKE vice president and chief information officer.

"Improving our datacenter infrastructure and creating stronger IT platforms is an important part of our strategy to deliver the most innovative products and the most exciting experience to our consumers."

ACS will also use its proprietary ACSM management system to integrate diverse software, server and network monitoring and management tools into a cohesive client delivery platform, allowing the company to provide cost-effective infrastructure and remote infrastructure management.

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