Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL) announced today the award of new Information Technology services contracts to EDS and HP.
HOUSTON — The multi-year agreements represent an expansion of Continental’s strategic relationships with both companies.
Continental and EDS are partnering to migrate legacy airline applications to modern platforms. EDS will also manage Continental’s compute environments, legacy applications, server and network administration, help desk and field services. HP will have the responsibility of updating Continental’s airport environment and will also provide servers, storage, software and services for Continental’s legacy application migration.
„These agreements allow Continental to take advantage of the technology experience and strategic strengths of EDS and HP,“ said Ron Anderson-Lehman, chief information officer, Continental Airlines. „Continental has always been at the forefront of technology innovation, and we look forward to working with EDS and HP in developing and delivering innovative business solutions for our customers.“
„The multi-supplier approach will allow Continental to fully appreciate and gain benefit from the strength and capabilities of our partners while increasing efficiency and reducing costs,“ said Bob Edwards, vice president, systems operations, Continental Airlines.
Enaxis Consulting, a Houston-based management consulting and technology advisory services firm assisted Continental in the overall strategy, process, selection and execution of the contract. During the 18-month engagement, Enaxis Consulting assisted in defining the overall IT strategy, development of the RFP and ultimately the final selection of EDS and HP.
„The success criteria for Continental Airlines was driven by governance, strategic and cultural fit, the technical solution and value proposition,“ said Dhiren Shethia, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Enaxis Consulting. „The result meets all the criteria for long term, successful partnerships.“
About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving nonstop 144 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For more company information, visit continental.com.
About Enaxis Consulting
Enaxis Consulting is the premier provider of management consulting and technology advisory services to Fortune 500 clients across various industries. Enaxis Consulting’s primary client offerings include management consulting, outsourcing advisory services, and business technology consulting. Enaxis Consulting drives successful outcomes using a simplified, structured methodology coupled with proven rigor and depth of experience. For more information, please visit EnaxisConsulting.com.