Wipro wins IT deal from Norway’s transport firm story for biz news

Bengaluru, Sep 7 (IANS) Global software major Wipro Ltd on Wednesday announced bagging a three-year IT contract from Norway’s largest transportation firm NSB Group.

“As part of the deal, we will implement NSB’s boundary-less data centre and Live workspace solutions and utilise its next-generation delivery framework ServiceNXT to deliver services, which will help variablise their IT operations,” said the city-based IT outsourcing major in a statement here.

The Oslo-based NSB operates rail and bus services and carries freight by rail and maintains trains.

“As the proposed state reforms in the Norwegian railway are expected to provide a fillip to its efficiency, our backbone of IT infrastructure services will enable NSB to achieve greater flexibility, scalability, cost efficiency and offer an enhanced end-user experience,” asserted the statement.

The reforms will also help NSB become future-ready and competitive, in keeping with the spirit of the reforms.

“Our partnership and engagement with NSB will have a positive impact on the Nordic transportation sector and the customer experience of its passengers,” said Srini Pallia, Wipro’s consumer business president.

NSB Chief Information Officer Trude Ostby Dahl said its engagement with Wipro was strategic to its business continuity operations .

“With our data centre and end-user support, enabled by Wipro, we can drive cost reduction and efficiencies and bring about joint innovations to serve our customers better,” noted Dahl.

NSB’s Nordic region head Carl-Henrik Hallstrom said enterprises must reinvent their IT infrastructure and emerging technologies and data service capabilities to keep pace with challenges of the market, rising customer expectations and emerging technologies.

“We are confident that Wipro’s framework offering will enable us to optimise, automate and manage its IT in an agile manner,” added Hallstrom.



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