Accenture to Provide Scripps Networks Interactive with IT Outsourcing Services
NEW YORK; April 13, 2009 -- Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will provide Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), a developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, with a range of information technology (IT) services under a five-year IT outsourcing agreement.
Among the services Accenture will provide are application development and maintenance as well as infrastructure-management services such as data center, security, and network services covering Scripps’ financial, contract document management and other applications.
“Having recently spun off from The E. W. Scripps Company, we needed to quickly develop service delivery capabilities and competencies to operate as a stand-alone company,” said Mark Hale, senior vice president of technology operations and chief technology officer for Scripps Networks Interactive. “We decided to outsource a significant portion of these functions to Accenture based on their extensive industry experience and capabilities in IT services.”
Duncan White, a senior executive in Accenture’s Communications & High Tech operating group, said, “Scripps Networks is anchored by some of America’s most popular and recognizable television and Internet brands, including HGTV and Food Network. We’re pleased to play a role in helping Scripps attain its business objectives and to provide technology services targeted to help them manage autonomous, cost-efficient corporate operations.”
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About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company’s media portfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and country music network Great American Country (GAC); and Interactive Services, with leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch.
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