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June 7, 2005
CHICAGO -- Today at SUPERCOMM, Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU - News) and Capgemini announced a comprehensive strategic alliance agreement to deliver best-in-class service offerings to enterprises, governments and telecommunications markets.
Under this alliance agreement, Capgemini and Lucent will develop, market and deliver joint service offerings leveraging Lucent's full suite of network integration services (professional services, managed services and traditional engineering and multivendor installation) and Capgemini's expertise in transformational consulting, technology solutions and managed services. The joint offers will include Lucent's world-class communications products and software portfolio.
The companies will jointly promote service offerings leveraging mutual sales resources and market presence. The initial focus will be high-growth areas in enterprise networking, such as converged services, managed services, and security in North America, incorporating Capgemini's consulting expertise and Lucent's enterprise solution portfolio, as well as Lucent Worldwide Services' professional and managed services portfolio.
"Lucent is an important part of our collaborative ecosystem, and this announcement confirms the fact they are a strategic alliance partner and valued client of Capgemini," said Pierre Danon, Group Chief Operating Officer and North American CEO for Capgemini. "We are excited about joining forces with Lucent to help new and existing clients target value, mitigate risk, optimize capabilities and align their organizations around a growth agenda."
"Our alliance with Capgemini, a world-class global systems integrator, aligns perfectly with Lucent's strategy to accelerate growth in existing markets as well as new markets," Bob Warstler, president of Global Sales for Lucent Technologies. "Capgemini's credentials and leadership in the enterprise space clearly complement Lucent's assets, capabilities and market leadership, allowing us to deliver differentiated and comprehensive solutions to our mutual customers."
Lucent Technologies Inc.
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