Tieto delivers more IT infrastructure services to Itella


Tieto and Itella have concluded two new IT infrastructure services agreements. Tieto will deliver data centre services to Itella Information from 1 September 2009 until the end of 2014. The deal means that ten persons in three countries will transfer to Tieto. One of the agreements concerns Itella Oyj's managed services: an outsourcing agreement concluded between the parties in 2004 was extended by one year from the start of July.
- Here at Itella Information we'll be concentrating on billing and financial administration processes. At this stage, running the data centres of a growing, internationalising company is no longer part of our core business. A strong partner will enable us to expand faster into new markets and areas, says Heikki Länsisyrjä, Managing Director at Itella Information.
- With the outsourcing arrangement we are looking for standardised services, predictable costs and standard processes. We have had a long and successful relationship with Tieto; that is why we wanted to expand the partnership in the area of ICT operations management services, says Tomi Pienimäki, CIO at Itella Group.  
- We are very pleased we are able both to continue and expand the scope of cooperation with Itella. Our standardised services have met with a positive reception among our customers as well as at Itella. The cost-effective solution will mean we can also offer greater flexibility, according to business needs, says Ari Karppinen, Country Head for Finland at Tieto.

Further information:
Rolf Linden, Senior Vice President, Tieto Finland, tel. +358 400 444 126
Heikki Länsisyrjä, Managing Director, Itella Information, tel. +358 50 558 7801
Tomi Pienimäki, Chief Information Officer, Itella Group, tel. +358 40 834 1399

Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers' businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.
Itella Group provides solutions for managing information and product flows. Itella operates in mail communication, information logistics and logistics in Northern and Central Europe and Russia. The Group employs some 31,700 staff and reported a net sales of EUR 1 953 million in 2008. Corporate services are delivered under the Itella brand, while the Posti brand is used for services targeted at consumers in Finland. More information on the Group is available at