Elkjøp Nordic AS selects L&T Infotech as its partner for Infrastructure Management Services

The engagement will improve availability, scalability and flexibility of IT environment with infrastructure-as-a-service model of deployment
Larsen & Toubro Infotech, one of India’s global Information Technology (“IT”) services & solutions companies and a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro Limited (“L&T”), announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Elkjøp Nordic AS to provide end-to-end Infrastructure Management and Datacenter services. Owned by British giant Dixons Carphone, Elkjøp Nordic is the largest consumer electronics retailer in the Nordic region with over 500 stores across six countries.

Under this partnership, L&T Infotech will transform datacenter capabilities of Elkjøp by migrating its current environment to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model through its Nordic partner Rejlers Embriq AS. This migration will improve availability and compliance of IT infrastructure thus enabling Elkjøp to meet its key business goals of rapid expansion. A simpler IT environment will provide Elkjøp Nordic flexibility and scalability to expand across the Nordic region rapidly and improve the end user experience.

“We are very pleased with the choice of L&T Infotech as a Strategic IT Partner. L&T Infotech is a great fit for Elkjøp and the partnership offer extensive potential for future collaboration” says Stein Riibe, Chief of Staff, Elkjøp Nordic.

“We followed a very rigorous process to select our partner for this engagement. We wanted a right size partner who brings cost efficiency, experience from similar engagements in Retail industry, ability to work with our other partners and cultural compatibility. We believe we have found a perfect match in L&T Infotech” says Oddbjørn Erlimo, Department Manager for IT Infrastructure Operations at Elkjøp Nordic.

“A robust technology platform is critical for today’s organization to scale, expand and innovate. We want to make Elkjøp Nordic more competitive with a flexible and secure IT landscape that expands with company’s growth plans.” said Sanjay Jalona, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Infotech.

Elkjøp engaged Glocal View as advisors for managing the outsourcing process. Vineet Jain, CEO, Glocal View, said “We are very pleased with the selection of L&T Infotech for this engagement. Beyond partner identification and contract negotiations, we will continue to play a role in the implementation of this program.”

L&T Infotech, one of India’s global IT services & solution companies, was ranked by NASSCOM as the 6th largest Indian IT services company in terms of export revenues and among the top 20 IT Business Process Management employers in India in 2015.

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