The Norwegian National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket) has signed an application management services contract with Steria, worth an estimated
14 million Euros (NOK 120 million).
"The contract includes the implementation, operation and management of a centralised operations platform, as well as the operation of the central applications environment, the operation and management of the office support environment and user support for Jernbaneverket employees," says Jan Hokstad, Director of Operation Services at Steria.
In addition to providing local services to Jernbaneverket offices in Norway, Steria will implement an emergency management solution and new communication solutions for Jernbaneverket. Steria already supports Jernbaneverket with consulting and system development services.
A three to eight years contract
The contract, signed for an initial three years with an option to extend it a further five years, will be worth around 14 million Euros (NOK 120 million) over the first three year period.
Knut Frækeland, ICT Director at Jernbaneverket, has high expectations for the contract. "Steria will be responsible for ensuring that all Jernbaneverket employees in each of our offices in Norway always have access to the tools and services they need to complete their job. This is vital in enabling us to concentrate on our core activities," says Frækeland.
As a state-owned authority, Jernbaneverket reports to the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The public rail network in Norway covers over 4,000 kilometres today.
About Steria: www.steria.com
Steria delivers IT enabled business services which help organisations in the public and private sectors operate more efficiently and profitably. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 19,000 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today's world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day.
Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2008 revenue of 1.8 billion euros. 16.5% of Steria's capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
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