ST. PAUL, Minn. - Accenture and H.B. Fuller Company recently signed a 10-year outsourcing contract under which Accenture will provide H.B. Fuller with information technology, application management and development services. Under the agreement, Accenture is providing H.B. Fuller with outsourcing services for virtually all information technology functions, including infrastructure operations and maintenance, application maintenance, systems integration and technical help desk.

The agreement is designed to enable H.B. Fuller to improve the effectiveness and capability of its information-technology function, while at the same time reducing IT-related costs. As a result of the agreement, Accenture has hired a number of H.B. Fuller employees and is relying on its global network of delivery centers to support H.B. Fuller's IT needs worldwide.