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Finland Post concentrates IT operations services with TietoEnator

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 05, 2004 17:00 CEST

Finland Post and TietoEnator have agreed to build a Datacenter, a new central server environment that will house all the Post's business-critical IT system environments. The aim of the project is to improve cost-efficiency and control in the Post's IT services.

Under this outsourcing agreement TietoEnator Group will take on nine employees, on their existing terms of contract, from Finland Post's subsidiary IT Optimo on the date of signing. The servers, currently operated by several service providers, will be moved to TietoEnator immediately the project starts.

Finland Post has also signed a three-year operations services purchase agreement with TietoEnator covering the services now to be provided by the Datacenter. This agreement takes effect on 5 October 2004.

"Our aim through this outsourcing agreement is to seek greater cost-efficiency by concentrating services on one provider. We are also looking for a clear improvement in service quality, better control in problem situations, and adequate resources during future development projects," said Markku Saarela, Chief Information Officer at Finland Post.

"Providing operating services is not part of IT Optimo's strategy. For Finland Post, concentration on a single supplier offers a great opportunity to benefit further from TietoEnator's experience and from some of the best operating models in this business," commented Jari Annala, Managing Director, IT Optimo.

"The Datacenter operating services agreement is a natural extension of the long-standing collaboration between the Post and ourselves. TietoEnator offers the Post reliability and the expertise of a specialist in outsourced IT services," stated Veli Pirttiaho, Vice President, TietoEnator.

For further information, please contact:
Veli Pirttiaho, Vice President, TietoEnator Processing & Network, tel. +358 400 425 335
Heikki Mikonmäki, General Manager, TietoEnator Processing & Network, tel. +358 40 554 5651
Markku Saarela, Chief Information Officer, Finland Post, tel. +358 40 565 6742
Jari Annala, Managing Director, IT Optimo, tel. +358 400 338 585

TietoEnator is one of the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and the largest IT services company in the Nordic countries. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, developing and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. TietoEnator has close to 14,000 experts in more than 20 countries.

Finland Post Group is the leading company providing messaging and logistics services in Finland and in selected markets in the Baltic Rim. Finland Post Group is seeking growth especially in logistics and electronic messaging services. It aims to develop its business towards integrated information and materials flow management, enabling versatile messaging and logistics solutions. In 2003, 95 per cent of Finland Post Group's net turnover (EUR 1,145.5 million) came from Finnish operations and 5 per cent from foreign operations. At year-end, it had a staff of 23,740, 531 of whom work abroad.

IT Optimo Oy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finland Post Group. It provides and integrates IT services for the entire Group. The company was founded in the autumn 2001 and posted a net turnover of EUR 17.6 million in 2003. The company employs over 140 IT professionals.