Aecom-IBM mega outsourcing deal unlikely to last, sources say

A report published by IT news site Computing said the USD2.3bn deal to outsource US engineering giant Aecom’s IT to IBM will not last for more than a few years. The Computing report quoted two inside sources as saying that the outsourcing deal was not the idea of Aecom CIO Tom Peck, who did not want the outsourcing deal. The sources also claim that the deal was made primarily as a cost-saving exercise. Aecom’s IT department had become overstaffed, with the company carrying a lot of legacy IT baggage.