Sony Goes to Bed with IBM

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The scandal regarding some rather nasty blowing-up-in-your-face-if-they-don't-catch-fire-instead notebook batteries has been the first step in the demise of Sony in the computer industry. This continued with the not so successful and the much delayed launch of the PS3 gaming console. Now Sony
Pictures Entertainment has signed a $3.8 million contract with IBM for a period of five years in which IBM will support its "global financial system."

The agreement expands a previously signed contract between the two companies. The current agreement stated that IBM Global Business Services will provide "application management services for SPE's SAP global financial applications, leveraging IBM's India-based global delivery capabilities" and will allow IT personnel to focus on high-priority projects and improvement initiatives.

David Hendler, chief financial officer for Sony Pictures Entertainment said: "Here at Sony Pictures, we have put a real priority on fiscal discipline and the integration and growth of our business on a worldwide scale. So our financial system must perform at optimum levels to give us a global view of financial and product information across our filmed entertainment business. IBM offers us a low-cost and high-quality support model for the global SAP skills that we require. We've brought in global reinforcements to augment our SPE staff, have substantially reduced our support costs, and redeployed our IT and finance staff on high-value activities."

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