Wipro Ltd has announced that the company has bagged a three-year IT contract from Norway’s largest transportation firm NSB Group. The Oslo-based NSB operates rail and bus services and carries freight by rail and maintains trains. The reforms through this deal will also help NSB become future-ready and competitive, in keeping with the spirit of the reforms. NSB Chief Information Officer Trude Ostby Dahl said its engagement with Wipro was strategic to its business continuity operations. 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. Also Read - Wipro offers digital services in Scotland
“As part of the deal, we will implement NSB’s boundary-less data centre and Live workspace solutions and utilize 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. “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. Also Read - Wipro and Hewlett Packard Enterprise announce partnership
“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. “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. “We are confident that Wipro’s framework offering will enable us to optimize, automate and manage its IT in an agile manner,” added Hallstrom.