Vodafone Secures Supply Contracts with International Travel Firm
Published on: 24th Jun 2014
Vodafone today announced it has won a hat trick of contracts with International SOS, the world's leading international medical and travel security risk services company.
Under the first agreement, Vodafone will manage mobility services for around 1,300 employees in a number of key markets. The new contract will help International SOS, which provides medical and travel security services to multi-national corporate clients, governments and non-governmental organisations, reduce the complexity of managing its mobile communications.
With International SOS' global communications becoming ever-more sophisticated, the Group has also signed a contract for Vodafone Telecoms Management. This suite of services allows International SOS to manage all its fixed and mobile telecoms services centrally, giving it greater visibility over usage and spend per user either by region or business unit.
Finally, Vodafone has also won a contract for cloud and hosting services in the UK. This provides International SOS with a secure IT infrastructure to host a range of applications. The flexible computing service allows the company to scale its IT resources to meet its business requirements, meaning it only has to pay for what it needs.
Chief Information Officer at International SOS, Richard Davies, said: "Good, reliable communications isn't just important to the smooth running of our business, it is essential. With every single call potentially a lifeline, it was vital that we teamed up with a global operator whose coverage was particularly robust in the regions where we operate. With Vodafone's strength and experience in our key markets the company seemed a natural fit. And it's not just about having the right communications in place. Vodafone's Telecoms Management service allows us to track usage and spending across multiple providers and countries, while its cloud and hosting services allow us to only pay for the services we use and to respond rapidly to changing business needs."