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BT to build and manage global network for Exact

Press release   •   Jun 02, 2016 09:38 BST

Fast growing software company to benefit from global, highly secure IT infrastructure

BT today announced a new contract to design, build and manage a fully secure global network for Exact, a fast-growing provider of cloud business software. The four-year contract covers the creation of an integrated IT infrastructure supporting internal applications and services used by Exact’s 1,600 employees in 14 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia.

Onno Krap, CFO at Exact, said: “We were looking for a network partner capable of delivering an end-to-end global infrastructure that has the flexibility to scale with our business and support us in our continuous drive for digital innovation. BT’s global strengths, portfolio strategy and local expertise make it an ideal provider to support our international growth and empower our employees in their day-to-day work.”

Fabrice De Windt, BT’s CEO for the Benelux, said: “We empower large organisations all around the world to embrace ambitious digital transformation agendas and help them achieve their digital possible. I am proud that Exact, one of the fastest growing companies in its industry, has chosen BT as a global innovation partner. We will provide a secure, scalable and future-proof IT infrastructure – enabling the organisation to focus on what it does best: continuously increase its customers’ efficiency.”

Next to an optimised global network, BT will provide connectivity into the global data centres ­hosting Exact’s business applications and data. The contract also leverages BT Cloud Connect for a high performance network connection to Microsoft Azure.

BT will provide extensive, cloud-based protection against cyber threats, blocking known and zero-day threats[1] before they reach the network. Lastly, BT will take over and manage Exact’s in-office – fixed and wireless – networks and help drive employee productivity by providing voice, video, conferencing and remote access services.

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[1] A zero-day (also known as zero-hour or 0-day) vulnerability is a previously undisclosed computer-software vulnerability that hackers can exploit to adversely affect computer programs, data, additional computers or a network. Read more here.


Notes for Editors

BT’s portfolio strategy: the Cloud of Clouds

The cloud is creating choices that never existed before. Through understanding those choices comes the confidence and the ability to harness change and do things that matter: get to market and innovate faster, keep costs down, and keep customers happy.

BT’s Cloud of Clouds portfolio strategy is about allowing customers to connect easily and securely to the applications and data they need, regardless of where they’re hosted and where they are based.

As a cloud service integrator, we help customers move confidently and successfully along their cloud journey whilst minimising the complexity, risk and cost; to give them a choice of roadmaps that work for their organisation, in a way that will deliver the results they need.

We manage the whole process from network to cloud, we deal with third parties, deliver performance and security and simplify pricing, all under a single Service Level Agreement.

Click here for more information on the Cloud of Clouds.

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BT in the Benelux

Dennis Doodeman, PR & Corporate Relations, Benelux & Nordics

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E-Mail: dennis.doodeman@bt.com

About Exact

Exact builds business software for ambitious SMEs and their accountants. Our innovative technology is aimed at specific and evolving business needs, providing an overview of today and insights into the opportunities of tomorrow. Exact has a global reach and inspires businesses to grow by embracing digitalization. Our 1,600 employees across 14 countries love, share and support our customers’ ambition. Like them, we aim high and aspire to lead the way. We understand it’s a bumpy road to success. That’s why we build software to help smooth it out, enabling our customers from all over the world to grow.

Exact. Cloud business software. For further information about Exact, visit www.exact.com

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