GROUPE STERIA : The Public Society for Information and Communication Technologies for the French-speaking community (ETNIC) has chosen Steria to develop a pilot scheme for a software infrastructure to manage and control application access

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As part of the modernisation of the public services, the French-speaking community in Belgium has entrusted ETNIC, the Public Society for Information and Communication Technologies with implementing and running its professional applications for a wide range of users (civil servants, teachers, pupils). The challenge entails perfectly managing access to the right resources by the right people at the right time. In order to manage the various populations of users, Steria is developing a software infrastructure to manage and control identities and authorisations.

ETNIC is the information centre of the Ministry of the French-speaking community in Belgium. It mainly deals with teaching and culture. In order to manage more effectively a large number of users with very different needs (civil servants, teachers, pupils) and a large variety of IT tools, ETNIC must rely on a software structure to manage and control identities and authorisations. Steria’s solution takes into account the various objectives of ETNIC. The solution will effectively manage access rights of various user populations involved with the wide range of applications of the French-speaking community. Thanks to a centralised management structure, it is possible to know who has access to what at any time and to carry out checks. The solution proposed by Steria is very flexible and has a very rich metadirectory structure that centralises identities, organisations, functional roles and authorisations. The solution provides as standard a number of interfaces to ETNIC application execution platforms.

This new application will simplify the tasks of the administration departments. By enabling the automation of procedures to allocate and deleted access rights, the workload for administering users will decrease and ETNIC will therefore be able to deal with a greater number of users.

Steria will start phase 1 of the project which consists of creating a pilot to validate the solution. Phase 2 will deal with the installation of the full infrastructure. Phase 3 will include maintenance and technical support services.

Steria: modernising European public authorities Steria has sound knowledge of the public sector and provides a comprehensive offer, combining its skills in consulting, systems integration and managed services. This expertise enables it to partner European governments in rolling out large-scale modernisation projects. Steria’s ability to manage large-scale IT projects with commitment to results and deadlines and to take control of its customers’ IT infrastructures makes it a trusted partner. More than 50 ministries and 60 public bodies currently work with Steria in Europe: from customs authorities in Denmark and Norway, Swedish social security, police forces in Norway, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sweden, the Belgian and French Ministries of the Interior, the Spanish, Belgian and French Ministries of Economy and Finance, the British and French Ministries of Defence, the German and Norwegian Armed Forces and the French Navy, the French Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Health, the British Home Office and the Ministry of Modernisation in Norway to Oslo City Council.

About Steria: www.steria.com Steria is a leading European provider of IT-driven business services, focused on the establishment of strategic partnerships with its clients in each of its key vertical market sectors: public services; finance; telecommunications; utilities and transport. Steria provides consulting services for its clients’ core business processes, and also develops and operates their information systems. Steria acquired the UK-based company Xansa in October 2007. The new group has over 18,000 employees working in 16 countries. Steria’s pro forma revenue as of 31 dec 2006 is 1.8billion euros. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris Eurolist.

Steria Group press office Isabelle Grangé Tel. : +33 1 34 88 64 44 e-mail : isabelle.grange@steria.com

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