Tieto to provide Cloud productivity solutions for enterprise customers and public sector

Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 17 November 2011 at 10.00 am EET Tieto and Microsoft have agreed to extend their relationship, enabling Tieto to provide cloud productivity solutions as a key provider of the latest, market- leading Microsoft productivity software.  The Tieto Enterprise Productivity Suite will be made available through Tieto's internationally recognised, green service production facilities in Finland and Sweden. The solution is based on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft Lync 2010, Windows Server with Hyper-V and System Center, and coupled with the rest of Tieto's enterprise productivity cloud services. This allows Tieto's customers flexibility in building the cloud transformation roadmap with unique data security and control capabilities, including in-country data centers. It provides a secure and easy way of business productivity - all delivered with the benefits of the cloud, but with regulatory compliance and flexibility. "We are excited that customers in Finland and Sweden will now be able to benefit from Tieto-hosted Microsoft business productivity software-as-a-service through a private cloud environment," says Mark Hill, VP Enterprise Partners, Microsoft. "Through this agreement Tieto plays a key role in Microsoft's vision of providing customers with cloud services, hosted in customer, Tieto and Microsoft datacentres." "As customers look to cloud offerings for increased productivity, cost savings and richer capabilities, some are determining that a private cloud is preferred over a public cloud. This agreement is an important milestone in the development of our strategic relationship with Microsoft, and it gives us the chance to become the leader with cloud and hybrid business productivity solutions", says Krister Högne, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Solutions, Tieto. For further information, please contact: Krister Högne, Executive Vice President Enterprise Solution, Tieto krister.hogne@tieto.com, +46104812176 Michael Wittwer, Global Alliance Manager in Tieto michael.wittwer@tieto.com, +47 9285 7417 Jyrki Oksala, Vice President, Application Services, Tieto jyrki.oksala@tieto.com, +358 407 468 584 Mika Häkkinen, Vice President, End User Services, Tieto mika.hakkinen@tieto.com, +358207277754 TIETO CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media Tieto is the leading IT service company in Northern Europe providing IT and product engineering services. Our highly specialized IT solutions and services complemented by a strong technology platform create tangible business benefits for our local and global customers. As a trusted transformation partner, we are close to our customers and understand their unique needs. With about 18 000 experts, we aim to become a leading service integrator creating the best service experience in IT.www.tieto.com This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Tieto Oyj via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1564400]