TietoEnator to deliver support services for Finland’s foreign affairs administration IT infrastructure
21 December 2006 - TietoEnator and the Finnish Ministry for Foreign affairs have concluded a contract for the supply of ICT support services. The basic contract period will start on 1.7.2007 and will last for three years. The agreement contains an option to extend it by a further two years. The contract is worth around 5 million euros.
Under the agreement TietoEnator will supply services to monitor and control equipment, servers, applications and workstations in the Ministry’s telecommunications networks. The agreement covers the Ministry’s branch offices in Finland and its 97 missions abroad as well as approximately 2,100 users.
The purpose of the services supplied under the agreement is that the Ministry for Foreign Affairs can be assured that its IT environment will function properly whatever the circumstances so that the users of the Ministry’s administration systems may fully exploit the IT resources available in their work.
Ari Uusikartano, Chief Information Officer for the Ministry, says: “The invitation to tender was put out in summer 2006. The main objective was to choose a supplier of support services that would be responsible for ensuring that the Ministry’s information system services would function properly. The service supplier’s responsibility would be for the functionality of the local area network, the servers and the workstations, and for monitoring the functionality of applications. Among the tenders TietoEnator was reliably strong in all the areas compared and in the end it was clearly the most attractive overall in terms of price.”
Jarmo Hyyryläinen, head of Public sector unit in TietoEnator Processing & Network says: “TietoEnator is proud to supply a demanding customer with services for its global environment. What we offer is rigorously standard-based and a guarantee of high quality and cost-effective infrastructure services to support the Foreign Ministry’s administration. The other aim of the agreement is for both parties to work closely together to develop IT infrastructure services so that they can be gradually extended to the functionality of applications - this fits in with what our customers seem to be demanding more and more and is consistent with TietoEnator’s service development policy.”
TietoEnator is among the leading architects in building a more efficient information society and one of the largest IT services companies in Europe. 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 over 15,000 experts in more than 25 countries.
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs promotes the security and welfare of Finland and the Finns, and works for a secure and fair world. The core responsibilities of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are related to foreign and security policy, significant foreign policy issues and international relations in general. In this capacity, the Ministry also assists other branches of government in the coordination of international affairs. The Finnish Foreign Service - the Ministry and approximately one hundred diplomatic and consular missions - focuses to serve the Finns, the Finnish economy and society at large, the country’s political leadership and Parliament.
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