ZURICH — The Swiss insurer Zurich Financial Services will outsource its information technology systems development in the United Kingdom to IBM Global Services.

The ten-year agreement is projected to save $21.9 million a year.

IBM will set up a jointly staffed advanced information technology solutions center to give Zurich Financial Services access to specialized technical expertise.

Zurich Financial is expected to transfer about 800 of its systems development employees to IBM.

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