IBM has signed a seven-year, EUR55 million strategic outsourcing agreement with Finnish IT banking service provider Samlink.
Under the agreement, IBM will manage Samlink's infrastructure services across its data centre environment, including mainframe, middleware software, server and storage management services.
Heikki Sirve, Samlink CEO comments: "We provide IT and product development services for our clients in the Finnish financial industry. To be successful, our clients need high-quality and cost-efficient services. The partnership with IBM will enable us to raise our services to the next level."
Samlink's client portfolio includes banks, credit institutions and investment service companies who use the firm's ASP-based core banking platform to provide services in 460 branches across the country.