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Renewal of Trondheim municipality's IT infrastructure by EDB ErgoGroup


February 8, 2012 - London

(Oslo, 8 February 2012) Through a new operating services agreement with EDB ErgoGroup, Trondheim municipality will benefit from completely new IT platforms for its users. The IT platforms will provide new work platforms for users, with updated software and quicker response times.

The agreement provides for EDB ErgoGroup to provide a new client platform for Trondheim municipality's 11,500 users, and a new virtual education platform for up to 20,000 pupils in Trondheim municipality's schools. Trondheim municipality will implement a project to gain experience of the new VDI platform as a first phase. EDB ErgoGroup will also be responsible for operating services for the new platforms for the next 3 years.

Many of the municipality's IT users now need new equipment. EDB ErgoGroup will therefore deliver and install 6,000 new PCs at the start of the contract.

The new platforms and PCs will ensure that Trondheim municipality's users, not least its school pupils, have fast and reliable access to the software they need. By using a virtual education platform, pupils will always have access to the latest versions of approved software. EDB ErgoGroup has itself developed the platforms that will be used by Trondheim municipality. The platforms are specially designed to take into account the needs of municipalities, but can also be used by other customers.

"We have developed two IT-services platforms that give users both continuous updating of the software they use and greater flexibility in their choice of equipment. The new services platforms will help to make it quicker to log-on to the system, and the new VDI platform will be a real benefit for the school sector", explains Thorolf Thorstensen, Head of IT Operations at EDB ErgoGroup

In order to ensure efficient interaction with Trondheim municipality, EDB ErgoGroup will use automated tools throughout the delivery chain. This will give speedier deliveries and updates for the municipality throughout the period of the agreement, in addition to efficient operating services and follow-up. EDB ErgoGroup will also develop an expanded network of service functions in the local area in order to support users at the municipality's various service locations.

The agreement with Trondheim municipality runs for 3 years, and represents total contract value of approximately NOK 100 million. Work on Implementation of the contract will start immediately. The agreement also includes extension options for up to 3 years.

EDB ErgoGroup is one of the leading Nordic IT companies. With 50 years' experience of Norwegian and Nordic IT innovation, EDB ErgoGroup is well equipped to create a better working day for its customers, both in the Nordic countries and around the world. EDB ErgoGroup has some 10,000 employees and annual turnover of around NOK 12 billion. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange and operates from headquarters in Oslo, with major activities in both the Norwegian and Swedish markets. In all, the company operates from 100 offices in the Nordic countries, giving it a unique ability to serve its customers through the company's regional delivery model.www.edbergogroup.com/no   

For further information, please contact:

Helge Ytterøy L'orange, Information Officer, EDB ErgoGroup. Tel: +47 90 277 255 hyl@edb.com
Casper Jespersen, Regional Director, EDB ErgoGroup Trondheim. Tel: +47 917 57 604 casper.jespersen@ergogroup.no




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