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IBM (NYSE: IBM), a leading multinational technology company, has secured a prospective eight-year, $1 billion contract with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to manage, integrate, and maintain IBM Z systems mainframe, as well as related hardware and software.

The IRS Enterprise Systems – IBM Support contract, announced Wednesday, operates on an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basis, with a one-year foundational period followed by seven optional years.

IBM’s responsibilities under this contract encompass a wide range of tasks, from software and hardware acquisition and relocation to installation, deinstallation, and maintenance of original equipment manufacturer and third-party software.

Furthermore, IBM will offer comprehensive support services, including mainframe communications, disaster recovery, project management, training, customer liaison, consultation, requirements specification analysis, application development, and enterprise infrastructure design.

Under the contract’s terms, IBM will also need to provide enterprise lifecycle documentation and processes, along with other services that bolster the IRS’s information technology goals, cybersecurity measures, and future research activities.”

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