SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ — TechTeam Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEAM), a worldwide provider of information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing services, today announced that its Single Point of Contact (SPOC) IT support services contract with Ford Motor Company has been expanded to include Ford’s locations in Latin America.
Under the terms of the agreement, TechTeam will provide service desk, desk-side and remote desktop support, infrastructure management, identity and access management, and service management for Ford facilities in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. TechTeam currently provides these services for Ford in the United States and Canada, Western Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region.
The expansion of the SPOC program into Latin America supports Ford’s objective to globalize IT services – a key enabler of the “One Ford” strategy, which focuses on better aligning the company’s global resources. Until now, Ford’s services in Latin America were delivered in a decentralized model with a different support structure for each country. Implementation of the SPOC program brings a more standardized approach leveraging global best practices, including the use of a centralized regional team equipped with advanced tools enabling remote resolution of many system issues – which helps to reduce resolution time and the dependence on desk-side visits by on-site technicians. Benefits to Ford include lower costs and increased global agility while maintaining or improving the end-user experience.
“Ford continues to be a leader among very large global businesses as they move to standardize and globalize their IT services,” said Gary J. Cotshott, president and chief executive officer of TechTeam Global. “We’re proud to be a Ford Motor Company partner in this initiative, and look forward to continuing to drive improvements and bring increasing value to Ford. We are deeply committed to the excellence in service that has been the hallmark of our business relationship with Ford for more than 30 years.”
About TechTeam Global, Inc.
TechTeam Global, Inc. is a leading provider of IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing services to large and medium businesses, as well as government organizations. The company’s primary services include service desk, technical support, desk-side support, security administration, infrastructure management and related professional services. TechTeam also provides a number of specialized, value-added services in specific vertical markets. Founded in 1979, TechTeam has nearly 2,500 employees across the world, providing IT support in 32 languages. TechTeam’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “TEAM.” For more information, call + 1 800 522 4451 or visit www.techteam.com.
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