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Arek selects Tieto to provide its infrastructure services

06 February 2017

Tieto has signed a six-year agreement with Arek, a service provider for pension companies in Finland, to provide infrastructure services for operating systems. The aim is to create a scalable platform for Arek's changing business needs. This agreement will help Arek to increase its cost-efficiency as well as creating favourable conditions for renewing systems and technologies.

Arek maintains and develops shared services of Finnish pension sector. Tieto has a long history of cooperation with Arek on key application development areas. With this new deal, Tieto will also help Arek to modernise and transform its infrastructure services, which have a significant role in enabling high availability for its customers.

- Tieto is a long-term partner that we know well, and they understand the requirements and possibilities linked to our operational environment. The key selection criteria in the tender competition were scalability of the infrastructure for our needs, and value for money. We succeeded to make the common plans which form a good basis for our future wider collaboration, says Satu Koskinen, Chief Technical Officer at Arek.

- We are strongly committed to collaborating with Arek to meet the requirements and high expectations of the industry. Together we will provide application and infrastructure services which will result in more efficiency and flexibility for both Arek and its customers, says Christian Segersven, VP Tieto Financial Services.

For more information, please contact:
Christian Segersven, Vice President Tieto Financial Services
christian.segersven@tieto.com, +358503112486

Satu Koskinen, Chief Technology Officer, Arek,
satu.koskinen@arek.fi, +358407367670

Arek Ltd builds and maintains information systems necessary in pension insurance and offers its customer’s system services that are in the pensions industry’s joint usage. Arek’s owners are authorised pension insurance providers of both the private and public sectors as well as the Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK).

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com

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