Cognizant and Orkla take their relationship to the next level

Image of a motherboard /Cognizant and Orkla take their relationship to the next level

Cognizant has announced that it has extended its relationship with Orkla, an industrial investment company that delivers IT services to portfolio companies and business units.

Orkla and Cognizant have partnered on digital transformation projects since 2013, which include ongoing IT support and leadership in IT infrastructure, digital workplace, SAP, public cloud and security.

The extended partnership will see Cognizant modernize the delivery model, which will move Orkla IT toward a future operating model that is essential for the business transformation of the companies under the Orkla umbrella. The partnership’s enhancement of managed capacity will also enable SAP and infrastructure services to improve continuously, which will enable Orkla IT to be fully aligned to current and future business opportunities.

“As the digitalization continues to evolve, it is evident that a modern, secure and agile way of IT deliveries serves our companies and customers. Cognizant has proven yet again that they are the right technology partner for us,” said Geir Olav Nistad, CEO, Orkla IT AS. “Together, we have built a solution construct that provides Orkla IT with the flexibility and agility required to address Orkla’s business needs built on best practices, efficiency and operational excellence and committed year-on-year cost savings.”

“When businesses transform to cloud-based models they are setting themselves up for a more modern, agile and secure IT infrastructure,” said Anne-Sofie Risåsen, head of Nordics and Baltics, Cognizant. “We are thrilled to be extending our long-standing relationship with Orkla as their trusted advisor by enabling both a transformative cloud migration and enhanced operational IT services. Cognizant’s solutions will help Orkla’s IT services to be more cost-effective, stable and meet the wider business needs both now and in the future.”