Dutch system integrator Ordina has announced a partnership with T-Systems, the ICT services arm of Deutsche Telekom.
Under the partnership, Ordina's customers will gain access to T-Systems' full portfolio of cloud, workplace and application services. In exchange, T-Systems will benefit from Ordina's "knowledge of local business", system integration and application management services in the Benelux region. Under the collaboration, T-Systems will also provide hosting services for the Dutch firm.
In a statement translated from the original Dutch, Stépan Breedveld, CEO of Ordina, said: "We look forward to working with T-Systems. This gives our customers greater business continuity combined with a reduction of their operational IT costs which [enables them to] further develop their business, [as well as] the quality, scale and zero outage culture of cloud services from T-Systems. [T-Systems] connects very well with the Ordina service. Through this collaboration, we are better able to help our customers focused on modernising and digitising their operations. This collaboration fits perfectly with our growth ambitions in Benelux."
T-Systems is under full ownership of Deutsche Telekom Group, and offers cloud-based security and networking services. The firm employs 46,000 people worldwide and claims it hit €7.1bn in revenue in its 2015 fiscal year.
Vice president of EMEA sales and service management at T-Systems Casper Malig, also translated from the original Dutch, said: "We see great potential in combining the industry-specific knowledge [of] Ordina with the leading cloud and infrastructure services from T-Systems. Ordina's strong Benelux position in combination with the global scale of T-Systems offers great growth potential for our cloud and workstation portfolio."
Ordina has been put under strain of late. Its CEO described 2015 as a "disappointing" financial year, slumping to a net loss of €3.2m that year as its domestic public sector business saw sharp declines. Its latest financial quarter saw 2015's gloom continue, as Ordina's third quarter posted a 3.7 per cent year-on-year revenue dip to €81.6m, again stemming from its public sector performance.
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