Tieto is a leading Nordic software and services company, employing approximately 15000 experts globally in close to 20 countries. Key market of the company is in Nordics, but it is serving customers in over 90 countries worldwide.\nThe company was named one of 2018\u2019s Top 25 Enterprise Global FinTech providers by IDC Financial Insights. Long-term solid commitment to drive innovation, performance and social responsibility got Tieto listed as 2018 Thomson Reuters top 100 Tech Leaderwith altogether 14 European and 3 Nordic companies.\nWe recently spoke to Tieto\u2019s CIO Markus Suomi and Petteri Uljas, the company\u2019s head of cloud and capacity services, about the transformative computing trends shaping their customers\u2019 businesses, the power of the cloud, and what it means to be VMware Cloud Verified.\n\u201cWe\u2019ve always grown with our customers. Whenever there was a paradigm shift or a significant technological development, we\u2019ve been there to apply our deep technical understanding,\u201d says Suomi of Tieto\u2019s dramatic growth since the company\u2019s founding 50 years ago. \u201cNew technologies come frequently. For our customers, the question is always: How do we utilize these advancements to modernize our IT systems most effectively, overcome real-world business problems and deliver a strong return on investment?\u201d\nTieto provides a wide range of IT services that guide enterprises through their digital transformation \u2013 offering everything from customer experience consulting to development work and a wide array of managed services. Notably, the company\u2019s customers \u2014 which include leaders in automotive, construction, education, energy, financial services, forestry, government, healthcare, manufacturing, media, mining, retail and others \u2014 rely on Tieto for solutions that draw on its industry-specific business expertise as much as its IT acumen.\n\u201cWe\u2019re unusual among IT services companies in that many of our customers come to us for our understanding of their industries,\u201d says Uljas. \u201cIt\u2019s one thing to supply technology and IT services to your customers, but much more when you can recommend an entirely new process that empowers them to be more successful. Ultimately, our job is to solve the business challenges our customers face by utilizing technology, not to provide technology services and products.\u201d\nThis comprehensive approach often requires Tieto\u2019s teams to create solutions that combine cutting-edge developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, real-time analytics, 5G networking, the Internet of Things, and other transformative trends with longstanding legacy systems that still get the job done. Simultaneously, the company\u2019s teams provide not only the resulting managed services, but also the ancillary support \u2014 including software development, R&D, DevOps and quality assurance \u2014 needed to take any project from inception to deployment, measurement, and maintenance.\nAt the core of these efforts is the cloud, which Tieto offers through Tieto OneCloud, a hybrid cloud platform that utilizes VMware\u2019s Software Defined Data Center portfolio to deliver the elasticity, performance, and cost savings customers demand. Tieto OneCloud also offers the flexibility for public, private or hybrid cloud deployments that address the unique needs of specific use cases and workloads, data sovereignty requirements, and legislation such as Europe\u2019s General Data Protection Regulation.\n\u201cIn many ways the cloud is the next step in the revolution that VMware and virtualization made possible,\u201d adds Suomi. \u201cVMware\u2019s solutions are at the core of what we do with cloud services and the integration of the different platforms we offer, including the edge computing capabilities we deliver from 290 sites worldwide.\n\u201cVMware addresses our integration needs and makes it easy for us to provision capacity from our data centers and those of our partners,\u201d he continues. \u201cAnd because we are Cloud Verified, we have great visibility into upcoming VMware enhancements that we can incorporate into our service offerings in advance. As a result, we\u2019re able to act on the ability virtualization gives us to provide our customers with new capabilities, while radically simplifying their infrastructure.\u201d\nClick here to learn earn more about Tieto\u2019s partnership with VMware.