OMG Kokkola Chemicals, producer of cobalt chemicals and powders, has signed an agreement with service and equipment provider Fujitsu Finland Oy on IT infrastructure management services. The contract continues IT cooperation between the two companies that started already in 2006.
The agreement covers IT infrastructure management services (Patja) for OMG’s workstations and servers at the Kokkola office, as well as workstation product services. The new agreement enables a transition into a partially virtual working environment, where traditional PCs are replaced by thin clients.
“We placed special emphasis on the price/quality relationship in our decision-making, and also on service productisation and their automation degree, especially in the implementation of workstation and application virtualisation. It was important for our American parent company that the Patja service reporting complies with ITIL® (ITIL® is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited) standards in order to ensure compatibility with our global performance indicators,” says Arto Ervasti, IT Manager at OMG.
“Our server environment is primarily virtualised. We want to expand this operating model to workstations, as virtualisation makes management easier and enhances data security. It also makes it possible for us to make remote connections more terminal-independent. In the future, laptops may be replaced by a combination of a thin client and a tablet,” he continues.
OM Group Inc. is listed in New York Stock Exchange. The OMG Kokkola Chemicals Oy, located in Kokkola, Finland, provides products for e.g. rechargeable batteries, hard metal and diamond tools, pigments and industrial catalysts. The majority of the plant’s production is exported.
IT Manager Arto Ervasti, OMG Finland Oy, tel. +358 6 828 0111
Regional Director Jari Lehtineva, Fujitsu, tel. +358 40 591 6011, jari.lehtineva (at) fi.fujitsu.com
Press contact: Satu Pelttari, Fujitsu, tel. +358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari (at) fi.fujitsu.com
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Date: 22 August, 2012