Infonic wins ATLAS contract

The ATLAS Consortium has awarded Guildford-headquartered Infonic a contract worth £8.3m to supply software and maintenance to the MoD

The EDS-led ATLAS Consortium has awarded Guildford-headquartered information management software provider Infonic a contract worth £8.3m to supply software licences and maintenance to the MoD.

Under the contract, Infonic will deliver software with a value of £4.1m within the first 90 days of the contract and then supply maintenance and services to the value of £4.2m over a seven-year period.

Infonic will provide ATLAS with its Geo-Replication software which will be used in the UK Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project, or DII (F), which is managed by ATLAS and has been commissioned by the MoD.

Mark Thompson, chief executive of Infonic, said: ‘The award of this contract is a significant achievement, and the culmination of over two years of work within our Geo-Replication division. We are delighted to have been selected by the ATLAS Consortium to supply software to support the MoD deployment of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 across 250 of the 1,300 sites covered by DII (F) and we look forward to working with the customer to define additional opportunities within the project.

‘We now have a rapidly growing customer base including the Royal Air Force, US Navy, US Army, US Marine Corps, PwC and RJ Reynolds. This latest contract clearly demonstrates the importance of efficiently accelerating information delivery across global enterprises as well as our clear technological leadership in this field.

‘To win a contract of this size and importance is an encouraging validation of our technology vision and we look forward to building upon this success during the months ahead.’