Gfi Informatique and Orange Business Services sign a decisive agreement to support the enterprises information systems outsourcing and cloud computing adoption

Gfi Informatique and Orange Business Services have signed a partnership to support enterprises when outsourcing their information systems and adopting cloud computing. It will provide enterprises with a global solution, unique on the market, and managed end-to-end including – on-demand – business solutions, application management, IT platforms and Network.

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This alliance combines the complementary skills of Orange Business Services, France’s leading supplier of cloud computing services , with those of Gfi Informatique, one of Europe’s leading value-added IT services and software players in the field of applications and business solutions. As a result, enterprises will benefit from a complete offer that includes:

  • Orange Business Services’ platform and infrastructure as a service offerings, notably integrating the cloud offers available in the Flexible Computing range, accessible via the Internet, and/or enterprise private networks via the VPN Galerie solution for secure IT system access
  • a catalogue of services covering the facilities management of existing application assets, and providing access to new software solutions for Business Units (eBusiness, ERP, etc.),
  • an integrated service centre combining both players’ know-how to manage the follow-up of their future customers.

Unique on France’s IT market, this service offering makes Gfi Informatique and Orange Business Services the preferred partners of the Enterprise market for support with the deployment of their IT strategies: outsourcing, virtualisation, use of cloud services.

in the framework of the partnership

  • Orange Business Services hosts the shared platform in France, imparts its expertise in terms of cloud computing infrastructure management and provides common customers with its Internet or private company network connectivity catalogue,
  • Gfi Informatique provides its know-how in architecture and multi-technological application integration, its comprehensive expertise in infrastructure management of applications and its application and business solution services.

This partnership will help speed up the transformation of information systems to a  cloud-based model via an end-to-end offering that extends from the infrastructure and the integration of software solutions through to the management of applications, regardless of the terminal concerned – fixed or mobile.

“We are delighted to associate Gfi Informatique’s expertise in the delivery of complementary application and infrastructure services with our hosting and cloud computing offers” explains Didier Jaubert, Global Services Executive Director, Orange Business Services. He goes on: “We are now in a position to provide the Enterprise market with an end-to-end solution that simplifies the management of their information systems.”

“This partnership consolidates the Gfi Informatique Group’s high-growth strategy. By pooling our technologies and innovations with Orange Business Services, we offer our French customers a complete package for application and infrastructure services that can be deployed both in France and overseas”, affirms Vincent Rouaix, CEO, Gfi Informatique Group.

about Orange

France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.

With its industrial project, “conquests 2015”, Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group’s ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.

France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on NYSE Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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press contacts

Orange
Hélène Dos Santos, +33 1 44 37 65 56
Sylvie Duho, +33 1 44 44 93 93
Ghislain Garesse, BM i&e, +33 1 56 03 14 19

Gfi Informatique
Dir. Communication
Sabine de LEISSEGUES, +33 1 44 04 50 45

Point virgule
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Khéloudja SADAOUI, +33 1 73 79 50 72

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