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Ymens and NEC Announce a Partnership to Develop Trustworthy Government Cloud Services for Romania

Date: 07/09/2014
Source: Ymens Teamnet
Ymens, the leading Romanian cloud company, and NEC Corporation announced a partnership to develop government cloud services for Romania. Combining Ymens’ in-depth expertise in providing cloud solutions and services in the local market and NEC’s robust, secure and proven cloud platform technologies will result in the development of trustworthy cloud services for governmental institutions, which comply with the European Commission’s Trusted Cloud Europe framework.

Government cloud services have the potential to facilitate the procurement process for public sector buyers from both an IT and business perspective. Cloud computing provides flexibility through its subscription-based model, enabling services to be up-scaled or hibernated in line with staffing levels, demand from end-users or changes to the government’s spending priorities. The government cloud can help public authorities reduce procurement cycles and enable end users to benefit from new business solutions. This also translates in a faster upgrade cycle while reducing direct expenditure by governments on IT infrastructure.

Under this partnership, Ymens and NEC are building out their Software as a Service (SaaS) platform to offer specialized public sector solutions for boosting service delivery levels for citizens while helping national and local government departments in the cost cutting process. The SaaS platform will be developed with NEC’s Cloud Brokerage Suite, which is already used by more than 20 telecom operators worldwide to provide cloud services to their customers.

Ymens, as the first cloud broker in Romania, has provided a wide array of cloud solutions to address specific needs of both the public and private sectors in the country. A variety of those solutions, as well as other government cloud services, will be delivered from the new integrated SaaS platform.

Naoki Iizuka, President and CEO, NEC Europe: “Governments across Europe are adopting ‘digital by default’ strategies to improve access to services for citizens and information sharing. In tandem, the public sector is increasingly taking a ‘cloud-first’ strategy where possible to reduce costs and increase business agility. NEC’s global SaaS expertise and Ymens’ local delivery track record provide a winning combination to help the Romanian public sector adopt a cloud strategy in a secure, robust and cost-effective way.”
Bogdan Padiu, CEO, Teamnet Group: "We aim, as a group, to constantly innovate. Cloud lowers the technology adoption barriers, assists the public institutions in serving the society efficiently, while reducing costs and improving internal productivity. Employed in the public sector, cloud solutions can bring transparency and simplicity in the interaction between authorities and citizens. Together with NEC, one of the most trustworthy IT and network companies worldwide, we aim to bring this innovative technology – cloud - in the service of the Romanian society."
Costin Matache, General Manager, Ymens: “The benefits of creating this partnership will ultimately translate into high-quality cloud solutions and services that Romanian public institutions can adopt effortlessly due to their simplicity and our relentless assistance efforts. We are committed in bridging the gap between technology and users by providing the appropriate services that can facilitate cloud adoption in terms of consultancy, training and support.”

About Ymens
YMENS is the first cloud broker in Romania providing dedicated cloudsourcing solutions to private and public organizations, through which they can access a modern working environment and outsource their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud, while benefiting from a complete suite of services for consulting, support, administration and maintenance, along with BPO (business process outsourcing), AMS (application management services) or IT outsourcing and security. The Ymens cloud technology platform of business solutions has been developed through an investment of over one million euros. Ymens offers personalized, compatible and interconnected solutions that bring efficiency to businesses in Romania.
The cloud is an IT infrastructure located in a data center that offers, among other benefits, integrated application platforms dedicated to the business environment. The cloud solutions can be accessed online, from the internet browser on a laptop or desktop, mobile device or tablet, through dedicated applications.
For more information please access www.ymens.com.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.
For more information, visit NEC at www.nec.com.

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