Cases & Deals

R.J. Reynolds negotiates IT infrastructure outsourcing contract with EDS

Clients R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Jones Day assisted R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in negotiating a contract for the outsourcing of the company’s IT infrastructure operations to Electronic Data Systems Corporation. The scope of the infrastructure to be provided by EDS includes mainframes, mid-range servers, databases and data centers. EDS will also provide field-level and help-desk support for the R.J. Reynolds network and computing environment, which includes WAN/LAN, video conferencing, telephones, PCs and laptops for its employees nationwide. The initial term of the contract is five years, with R.J. Reynolds having options to extend for up to six additional years.