"The partnership with Cordys allows Getronics to add considerable value to our hosting services and offer an entirely new proposition to our customers and partners that will help them to massively increase their pace of operational improvement."
Putten and Zoetermeer, The Netherlands (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
Getronics, a leading global ICT service provider, and Cordys, a leading provider of software for business process innovation, today announced a strategic partnership to jointly offer cloud services to the market. Under the agreement, Getronics will be reselling a new Cloud solution based on the Cordys Process Factory in combination with Getronics’ extended hosting services.
The new solution offered by Getronics and Cordys consists of a platform with Cloud services for the European market, and provides organizations of any type or size with the possibility of mixing and matching existing on-premise enterprise systems with processes and applications made available on the Web. The platform will be available as a public Cloud as well as a private Cloud solution.
Per Jonsson, Cordys Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Cloud computing is changing the IT landscape in a fast pace, but most organizations will not move their entire infrastructure to the cloud. Enterprise software systems will remain in the legacy on-premise environment. The challenge for these companies is to integrate their robust on-premise systems with the agile and collaborative business services and applications available on the Web, and to improve their business operations faster.”
Cordys Process Factory is a web-based, easy to use platform to build rich business applications. With this online cloud platform, users, developers, independent software providers and other Getronics partners can easily develop process-centric applications which can be provisioned and marketed in the new Cloud solution. These MashApps® (Mashup Applications) enable Getronics and their partners to offer customers ready-to-use ad hoc applications in a 100% web-based environment without the need for time consuming development projects or capital expenditure.
Erik van der Meijden, Chief Executive Officer of Getronics, said: “Today’s economic climate requires organizations to react extremely fast to changes in market conditions and to adopt business models with continuous process improvement. This objective cannot always be achieved with traditional software development and implementation models. IT departments have to find new ways of answering the ever-changing business demands. The partnership with Cordys allows Getronics to add considerable value to our hosting services and offer an entirely new proposition to our customers and partners that will help them to massively increase their pace of operational improvement."
Per Jonsson added: “The Cordys platform enables the orchestration of multiple services and applications in the Cloud and their “on-the-fly” connection with on-premise systems, without the need for programming or expensive integration projects. This creates a unique competitive advantage for Getronics, allowing them to offer a complete Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) business model to their customers and Partners. Organizations moving to these Cloud based applications within a pay-as-you-go model will be able to improve the IT effectiveness and achieve their business objectives faster.”
Cordys is a global provider of software for business process improvement. Global 2000 companies worldwide have selected Cordys to achieve performance improvements in their business operations such as increased productivity, reduced time to market and faster response to ever-changing market demands. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Cordys is a global company with offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. http://www.cordys.com.
With worldwide revenue of €2.08 billion in 2009 and about 13,000 employees (FTE) at HY 2010, Getronics is a leading ICT service-provider in the world and the largest ICT service-provider in the Benelux.
As experts in workspace management services, connectivity, datacenters, and consultancy, Getronics helps organisations and its employees to improve performance. To do this, Getronics has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise market and works according to a Global Service Delivery Model ensuring that services are provided for clients throughout the world that are of consistent quality.
Since 23 October 2007, Getronics is part of KPN, the main provider of telecommunication services in The Netherlands. The merging of Getronics and KPN’s ICT activities has resulted in the biggest ICT service provider in the Benelux. Getronics is KPN’s label for all ICT services to the large business user market. As a result of the acquisition, Getronics now has more financial power, stability and ability to innovate, which puts Getronics in a good situation to strengthen its position as the market leader in ICT service provision in Europe.