Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 28 June 2011 at 10.00 am EET
Kesko has selected Tieto as its capacity and integration service provider. The new agreement covers Kesko's IT infrastructure, integration and SAP servers. Some of the services will be delivered as cloud-based solutions, which will improve Kesko's cost efficiency, the agility of its information technology and its environmental friendliness. The value of the three year contract is approximately EUR 35 million.
IT as a service, in combination with Tieto's global delivery model, will increase flexibility for applications, service maintenance, and development. The customer can also increase or decrease its use of the information technology services as needed. In addition, the transfer to information technology that is delivered as a service on the network takes up less of the company's assets.
"Kesko needs an IT service provider that can deliver a complete IT infrastructure service reliably and cost efficiently. Our goal is to support the growth of our business by using IT services that can be quickly and effortlessly scaled. Tieto was able to offer the best solutions for this purpose," Kesko's CIO Arto Hiltunen says.
"IT as a service offers the opportunity to be scalable, flexible, and standardised. Due to the flexibility of information technology services, their use will incur less costs," says Tieto's Heikki Alho, Head of Customer cluster Kesko.
Tieto's capacity services offer a new way to acquire capacity for the requirements of business applications. Capacity services are a step towards a model of behaviour where most emphasis is placed on the end result instead of the devices and instruments themselves.
For further information, please contact:
Heikki Alho, Head of Customer cluster Kesko, Tieto, phone: +358 40 732 7286, heikki.alho(a)tieto.com
Arto Hiltunen, CIO, phone: +358 50 306 4065, arto.hiltunen(a)kesko.fi
Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With about 18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT. www.tieto.com
Kesko is a retail expert that contributes to consumers' quality of life every day. Kesko's chain includes about 2000 stores in the Nordic countries, the Baltic states, Russia and Belarus. www.kesko.fi