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Aina Group and SysOpen Digia to develop service platform that incorporates ICT and media business areas


8 September 2006

SysOpen Digia and Aina Group have entered into a three-year partnership related to system development and application maintenance at Aina Group. The goal of this partnership is to create a service platform which enables the adoption of a common service offering for the Aina Group media and ICT business areas.

Using the system, which will be developed in co-operation, Aina Group will centralise their customers’ and partners’ eServices on a new platform, which is based on modern Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SysOpen Digia’s and Aina Group’s shared Competence Center will be responsible for architecture development and system design, implementation and deployment.

“It is Aina Group’s objective to provide the best customer service in the market, a diverse range of products and the most interesting content for our customers. Business growth, changing business environment and the increasing complexity of applications set specific business-related requirements for information systems, to which we are seeking solutions in co-operation with SysOpen Digia,” says Aina Group CEO Jaakko Nevanlinna.

“The flexible service platform we are creating in partnership will advance the achievement of Aina Group’s business goals while providing our skilled personnel professionally interesting tasks,” states Matti Kallioranta, Vice President at SysOpen Digia. “Our extensive co-operation will also bolster SysOpen Digia’s position in the domestic operator market,” Kallioranta adds.

SysOpen Digia in brief
SysOpen Digia Plc is a modern and agile complete end-to-end software house that specialises in integrated ICT solutions, smartphone and mobile R&D, outsourcing and telecom products and services. The company is based in Finland, operating globally and employing over 1100 professionals. SysOpen Digia is listed on the Main List of the Helsinki Exchanges. Additional information:

Aina Group in brief
Aina Group is a provider of communications solutions for consumers and corporate clients, comprising two business areas: media and ICT. The Group enjoyed net sales of EUR 64.2 million in 2005, and employs nearly 700 professionals. The Group’s parent company is Aina Group Oyj, whose subgroups are Hämeen Sanomat Oy, specialising in media business, and Ainatel Oy, specialising in ICT business, and their subsidiaries. Additional information:


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