Tieto supplies infrastructure services for Local Insurance and Tapiola
Tieto Corporation Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â PRESS RELEASE Â Â Â Â Â Â Â 15 May 2012 at 10.30 am EET
Tieto, Finnish Federation of the Local Insurance Group and Tapiola have signed a
five-year agreement concerning the infrastructure services connected with the
solutions for the information technology environment of Local Insurance and
Tapiola. The value of the agreement is approximately EUR 35 million and it
covers server management and office services, as well as the related network and
data protection services. The agreement includes, for example, support for the
mobile environment, communication solutions, as well as service desk functions.
In connection with the arrangements, 34 employees of Local Insurance and Tapiola
will transfer to Tieto Finland.
The transfer project will start immediately. Tieto will take charge of Local
Insurance's and Tapiola's current services as of 1 June 2012, and Tieto will
become the information technology infra service provider of the Local Insurance-
Tapiola Group, which will launch its operations in 2013. The new services are
developed in phases and they will be in use by 1 April 2013.
"The outsourcing of our infrastructure services to a competent partner will
ensure cost-efficient and scalable services for us that meet the needs of our
business operations now and in the future," says Director of Information
Management, Esa ViitamÃ¤ki from Tapiola.
"Tieto is a key supplier of Local Insurance's current IT infrastructure
services, and the new agreement will expand our cooperation, being a part of the
natural development of infrastructure management", says Director of Information
Management Jukka MÃ¤kinen from Local Insurance.
"We are proud and happy about the new service agreement and the confidence
extended to us. Our positive long-term collaboration with Local Insurance and
Tapiola and our expertise in finance sector customer solutions provide an
excellent foundation for the new project. We will do our best to fulfill the
expectations of our customers as regards enhancing the efficiency of the
business operations and optimisation of service integration", says Tieto's
Director of Financial Services in Finland, Jussi GrÃ¶nholm.
For further information, please contact:
Jussi GrÃ¶nholm, Director, Tieto, Financial Services, tel. +358 20Â 726 0019,
Ari JÃ¤rvelÃ¤, Director, Tieto Finland, tel. +358 20Â 725 9696,
Esa ViitamÃ¤ki, Director of Information Management, Tapiola Group, tel.
+358 9 453 2263 , firstname.lastname@example.org
Jukka MÃ¤kinen, Director of Information Management, Federation of the Local
Insurance Group, tel. +358 400 287 949, email@example.com
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
Tapiola and Local Insurance announced in February that they will merge into a
mutual financial group. Local Insurance-Tapiola Group will become Finland's
largest and most solvent non-life insurer, whose market share in non-life
insurance is approximately 30 per cent, premiums written in non-life insurance
approximately EUR 1 billion and the number of owner-customers approximately 1.5
million. The new Group will launch its operations on 1 January 2013.
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