CGI and VR Group agree on cloud and specialist services to accelerate VR’s digital strategy
IT service company CGI and Finnish rail transport provider VR Group are deepening their cooperation to accelerate VR’s digital transformation. The contract now signed will make CGI VR’s primary partner in utilising AWS cloud technologies.
In line with its strategy, VR Group is migrating most of its IT systems to the cloud. The transformation will improve the company’s ability to serve its customers and respond better and faster to market changes.
“At VR, we rely on digitalisation and new technologies to improve customer experience and efficiency. Growth can only be achieved through agile innovations. Transitioning to the cloud enables faster development activities and also allows various experimenting,” says Ilkka Heiskanen, acting CDO and SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development, at VR Group.
CGI was chosen through competitive tendering as the company’s primary partner for cloud native application development based on Amazon Web Service (AWS) technology. CGI also won another VR Group tender for testing specialist services. The total value of the contracts is up to EUR 6–8 million, if fully realised.
“At CGI, we have invested heavily in recent years in the development of cloud services and expertise. We already have hundreds of cloud specialists in Finland alone, and as the world is becoming increasingly cloud-driven, we are constantly training and recruiting more. We’ve also opened a CloudOps service centre in Finland to complement our comprehensive cloud offering,” says Martti Reilander, Director of CGI’s Commercial Business Unit.
CGI and VR Group have a long history together. Now the cooperation is expanding not only to cloud development, but also testing services.
By automating and harmonising testing functions, we can bring even more cost-effectiveness and speed to VR’s cloud operations. At the same time, we can effectively optimise our customer’s cloud use,” Reilander explains.
Original article by CGI.