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Denmark Alma Media and Fujitsu enter into three-year agreement on managed services

September 09, 2009

Media group Alma Media Oyj and ICT services supplier Fujitsu Services Oy have signed a Patja agreement on the provision of managed IT infrastructure services. This agreement renews the collaboration that dates back to 2004.

This Patja service incorporates support services on approximately 2,000 workstations and availability services on 125 servers of Alma in the Helsinki area, Pirkanmaa and Satakunta. In addition to the Patja agreement, the suite of services also includes management and monitoring services on servers and data communications equipments as well as other additional services.

Reliable IT infrastructure is vital for a media company.

"The media industry is in a constant - and fast-paced - state of change, and to be successful you must build up a networked operation environment, also in terms of information technology. In the future, the media need evolving and innovative IT solutions that are built on efficient and cost-effective IT infrastructure processes," says senior vice president Minna Nissinen, who is in charge of corporate development and chaining operations at Alma Media.

"Collaborating with a large media group as Alma is fascinating and challenging. A networked operating environment requires that we, too, cooperate closely with different application and hardware vendors. There are many interesting development projects going on both on the newspaper and on-line media side all the time," says regional director Pasi Lehmus of Fujitsu's offices in Tampere.

About Alma Media

Alma Media is a profitable and internationally expanding company that invests in the future of newspapers and online media. Its best known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Net sales in 2008 totalled EUR 341 million and the operating margin was over 14%. The company's share is listed in the Mid Cap segment of the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Please visit for further information.

About Fujitsu Services Oy

Fujitsu Services Oy is the leading ICT services supplier in Finland. With its cutting edge ICT service models Patja and Sohva, the company facilitates the day-to-day operations of its customers in Finland and abroad by assuming the overall responsibility for the support services, operation and development of the customers' IT infrastructure and operational applications. Fujitsu's other areas of expertise include mobile work services, electronic services as well as Microsoft, SAP and EMC Documentum based solutions.The Finland based ICT services company Fujitsu's net sales for the financial year that ended in March 2009 amounted to 395 million euros. The company employs nearly 2,700 people in Finland and the Baltic countries. Fujitsu Finland is part of the global Fujitsu Group, one of the largest ICT services providers on a global scale. Our specialist network comprises 175,000 employees in 70 countries. Patja and Sohva are registered trademarks of Fujitsu Services Oy. Read more at:,

Minna Nissinen

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Pasi Lehmus

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Satu Pelttari

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Date: 09 September, 2009