AT&T Wins $4.8 Million Contract with Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, August 1, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) today announced that it has won a $4.8 million contract with Oshkosh Truck Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a Fortune 1000 global leader in manufacturing and marketing specialty trucks and truck bodies for defense, fire and emergency and commercial markets.
Under the terms of the five-year agreement, AT&T will deliver a portfolio of sophisticated networking solutions to ensure that Oshkosh Truck has superior disaster-recovery capabilities and to help the company protect and preserve its mission-critical applications, in the event of a man-made or natural disaster.
The AT&T solution will provide Oshkosh Truck with enhanced network reliability and redundancy by connecting the company's primary and secondary data centers to a single converged self-healing network that can ensure a continuous flow of critical business data. Fully managed by AT&T, the solution aligns with AT&T's customer-focused convergence strategy, enabling Oshkosh Truck to seamlessly integrate future applications and communications services.
"AT&T gives us a reliable multiprotocol solution to support our critical applications and improve our business continuity for our data centers," said Mike Guzowski, vice president, information systems, Oshkosh Truck Corporation. "We feel confident in the security that AT&T provides for us as our business continues to grow."
John Blossom, director of information technology, added, "No one is immune from disaster. But AT&T's solution enhances our sense of security and gives us peace of mind."
About Oshkosh Truck Corporation
Oshkosh Truck Corporation is a leading marketer of specialty trucks and truck bodies for defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, and fire and emergency. Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Truck Corporation has manufacturing operations in 10 U.S. states, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, the U.K. and Mexico. The company currently employs over 8,000 people worldwide. The company's major brands — Oshkosh®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, MedtecTM, Geesink®, Norba®, Jerr-Dan®, CON-E-CO® and London® — are considered leaders in their markets.
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