Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, Simon & Schuster Enter Comprehensive Information Technology Services Agreement
BETHESDA, MD, 20-DEC-00 -- Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications (LMGT) will provide information technology support to global publishing company Simon & Schuster under a multi-year agreement announced today. The services will be provided by LMGT's commercial information technology (IT) services organization that provides IT outsourcing, eBusiness solutions, enterprise integration, and learning solutions to enterprise customers in the U.S. and worldwide. This unit, formerly known as Lockheed Martin Integrated Business Solutions (IBS), will be responsible for providing mainframe and midrange hosting and processing, applications development and maintenance, network operations, disaster recovery and help desk support to Simon & Schuster. These services will be provided out of LMGT's Manhattan data center.
Anne Mander, senior vice president and chief information officer of Simon and Schuster, commented, We were looking for the right partner, one who would provide a reliable and flexible IT infrastructure to enable our future growth, and we are confident we have found just that in Lockheed Martin. Joining with a recognized technology leader to manage our vital information assets is consistent with our view that technology already touches nearly every facet of our business, and that in the future its impact is only going to be greater.
John Sponyoe, chief executive officer of LMGT, said, We are thrilled to add a customer with Simon & Schuster's vision and industry leadership to our client portfolio. Our two companies have similar philosophies of striving to deliver timely, innovative and flexible products and services to our customers by taking advantage of the most advanced technology available. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding partnership with Simon & Schuster.
Gary Mann, president of LMGT's commercial IT services business, added, We have built our business by delivering the best of information technology and by ensuring a truly collaborative approach to each customer engagement. We're pleased that Simon & Schuster has placed their trust in us, and we are totally committed to their success.
About Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster, the publishing operation of Viacom Inc., is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed and multi-media formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Trade Publishing, Pocket Books, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster New Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster U.K., and Simon & Schuster Australia. For more information about Simon & Schuster, visit http://www.simonsays.com
About Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications
Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has annual revenues in excess of $1 billion and employs nearly 4,000 personnel worldwide, with major operations in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, Clarksburg, Maryland; and Orlando, Florida; regional offices in Atlanta; Reston, Virginia; King of Prussia, Pennsylvania; and Santa Clara, California; and international operations in Canada, United Kingdom, Korea, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sweden, Singapore, Japan, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Turkey, China, Russia and India.
LMGT, which recently completed its merger with COMSAT Corporation, is a premier global source of network services, satellite services and advanced infocom solutions to enterprise customers. LMGT's commercial information technology services arm partners with customers worldwide to develop and deploy IT outsourcing, eBusiness, enterprise systems integration and technology training solutions.