Finsiel and Microsoft, working together to develop innovative solutions for Major Organizations

10/29/2002 - 00:00 PM

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Finsiel, the Telecom Italia Information Technology Market Business Unit, is teaming up with Microsoft to develop and offer technologically advanced solutions to central and local government, corporations, banks and insurance companies.

This partnership combines Finsiel services and know-how with the reliability and scalability of the Microsoft .NET platform to offer organizations operating in a variety of markets – finance, government and industry – all the technological infrastructures, advice and backup required to realize XML Web Services and ensure interoperability between IT systems and a whole host of applications.

Microsoft will be supporting Finsiel in its development of key applications for major organization operations. Among other things, the agreement calls for development of management solutions that include products and services from Microsoft Business Solutions (a Microsoft division established following acquisition of Navision), alongside development of content management applications.

The venture includes specific training courses for around 100 Finsiel operatives, who after obtaining certification in Microsoft .NET technologies will form the core of specialist technical and sales staff with Microsoft platform expertise and the ability to cater to the diverse needs of Finsiel’s clients. The training programme will have a special focus on System Administrators, Systems Engineers and Applications Developers.

“In its software development, systems integration and consulting operations,” says Matteo Mille, the man in charge of Finsiel offerings and markets, “Finsiel is underscoring its desire to enter into business ventures targeted at consolidating and developing the company’s technological skills in value added processes and solutions for the government, corporate, banking and insurance markets.”
“By moving its partnership with Microsoft on to the next phase of strategic solutions based upon groundbreaking technologies, Finsiel is positioning itself to cover the full ICT value chain and to serve as a one-stop shop for its customers, leveraging the facility management, business continuity, IT security and housing/hosting infrastructures developed by the IT Group unit and by Domestic Wireline. As a result, Finsiel is a true Business Solution Provider to the market.”
“This agreement leverages the specific strengths of each of these two companies: Microsoft’s innovation and technological leadership and Finsiel’s expertise and consulting services pedigree. This partnership will lead to creation of a full range of services and solutions to support operations undertaken by major organizations,” says Davide Viganò, Microsoft Italia Deputy Enterprise & Partner Group General Manager and Director of Central Marketing Organization.

Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the world leader in personal and business information management software, services and Internet technologies. The company offers a full range of software products and services that enable all users to enhance the results of what they do – anytime, anywhere, using any device.
Full information on Microsoft is available on the Internet at http://www.microsoft.com/italy/ or by email from infoita@microsoft.com  

Finsiel (Telecom Italia Group)

Finsiel is one of Italy’s leading IT consulting and services companies with turnover exceeding €1,200m. Finsiel offers government organizations, banks and businesses a full range of products and services spanning the entire ICT value chain: IT consulting, business process re-engineering, business intelligence, systems integration, ERM solutions, online services and e-learning. Finsiel’s latest offerings are fully geared to the Internet, with solutions and services that integrate legacy systems, ERP platforms and Internet technologies. The company is well-known for its process re-engineering consulting services and its unparalleled knowledge of the markets on which operates.