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TietoEVRY and Microsoft announce strategic partnership in public cloud services

29 January 2020

Espoo, Finland – TietoEVRY and Microsoft today announced a strategic partnership to enable Nordic enterprises and public sector organizations leverage public cloud in their digital transformation.  Together the companies bring world leading expertise to help their customers to capture the benefits of both public and private cloud services. A development program for certifying 3,000 Microsoft Azure professionals at TietoEVRY, contributes to creating the largest Azure community in the Nordic region.

Cloud environments are the backbone of digital transformation programs. TietoEVRY’s experience from years of customer engagements shows that by using cloud, organizations can increase their business agility with up to 70% faster time to market, achieve total cost of operations reduction of up to 30-40% overtime, and achieve superior levels of operational resiliency and security.

Both TietoEVRY and Microsoft have a strong presence in the Nordic enterprise, SME and public sector. Together the companies can address Nordic customers’ cloud transformation with the optimal combination of public and hybrid cloud services. The growing abundance of data and data-driven business opportunities require in-depth industry and local market expertise. TietoEVRY’s strong know-how in Nordic customers’ regulatory and business requirements and Microsoft Azure’s broad scale of services and continuous innovation bring customers more scalability, agility and speed.

TietoEVRY will also focus on making majority of its industry software assets cloud ready on Azure, to enable faster value creation and time to market for its customers. Combined with the intelligence of the cloud, this enables continued development of industry-specific solutions as well as increased innovation.

In addition to bringing together the best technology and business advisory capabilities, the companies will increase the scale of their efforts with a cloud certification program for 3,000 TietoEVRY professionals.

“We’re extremely excited about this partnership,” says Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO, TietoEVRY. “Our joint global cloud capabilities and Nordic presence enable us to bring our customers significant benefits in the form of more scalability, greater reliability, increased innovation capabilities and advanced security. Combining the best of Microsoft’s and our expertise we can accelerate our customers’ multi-cloud transformation and by this advance the digital transformation across the Nordic societies. The competence development program for certifying thousands of Microsoft Azure professionals at TietoEVRY, offers great learning opportunities for our professionals – and enables us creating the largest cloud talent hub in the region.”

“All businesses and organizations need to digitally transform in order to survive and thrive,” says Vahé Torossian, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft and President of Microsoft Western Europe. “Together with TietoEVRY, we’ll be able to help our customers in the Nordics build a digital mindset, develop new capabilities, and build data-driven businesses where decisions, actions and innovations are more agile and based on data. Whether companies want to engage better with their customers, empower their employees, improve their operations or renew their products, services or business models, they will need trustworthy, secure and reliable cloud technology and a highly competent partner to support and guide them all the way.”

For additional information, please contact:

TietoEVRY Newsdesk, +358 40 570 4072, news@tietoevry.com

Microsoft, Media Relations / Finland, +358 50 487 1308

TietoEVRY creates digital advantage for businesses and society. We are a leading digital services and software company with local presence and global capabilities. Our Nordic values and heritage steer our success.

Headquartered in Finland, TietoEVRY employs around 24 000 experts globally. The company serves thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. TietoEVRY’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and its shares are listed on the NASDAQ in Helsinki and Stockholm as well as on the Oslo Børs. www.tietoevry.com

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

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