Tietokeskus acquires IT-outsourcing business from 3 Step IT
The changing IT-service and –infrastructure markets in Finland favor focusing on core competences
3 Step IT Oy and Tietokeskus have agreed that Tietokeskus acquires the current IT-outsourcing business from 3 Step IT.
The transferring business consists of hosting, server maintenance and end-user support services. This is the core business of Tietokeskus Group, ensuring high quality services for the customers and long-term evolution of the offering.
“We clarified our strategy in 2016 and decided to focus on IT-hardware life-cycle services. Our activities cover financing services, asset management solutions during use and safe disposal and resale of customer hardware at the end of the life-cycle. We are happy that we found a good home for our IT-outsourcing business which no longer fit our new strategy. This means our customers will get great service and continued development of their IT-environments also in the future”, says Marko Tarkiainen, the CEO of 3 Step IT Finland.
”Tietokeskus has grown rapidly since the year 2000 and reached EUR 36 million net sales in the fiscal year ended in June 2016. Behind this success is our agility to provide services in a way that few others offer and even fewer can actually deliver. The transferring business is our core business and I believe this is great news both for the customers and the employees. This acquisition will make us stronger in the Helsinki region”, says Tuomas Kaukinen, the CEO of Tietokeskus Group.
3 Step IT
3 Step IT is one of the largest ten IT companies in Finland. The company focuses on the life-cycle management of IT equipment, ranging from IT leasing to the administration and resale of used devices. The company has more than 3,000 frame agreement clients and over 1.65 million device units in their register. The number of used devices sold last year amounted to 312,000, corresponding to 95% of the devices returned from customers. www.3stepit.com
Founded in 1989, Tietokeskus is a Finnish provider of comprehensive ICT infrastructure solutions, products and services. We employ more than one hundred experts in six regional offices that cater for the corporate and municipal sector and other customers requiring high-quality services. Tietokeskus’ RESURSSI concept is a scalable modular solution for all ICT infrastructure needs from individual projects to annual contracts. The core of our operations is a Finland-based data centre with a high standard of data security. Our main strength is first-rate customer service coupled with a close understanding of customer needs. www.tietokeskus.com