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Digia and Cloudriven syndicate selected as expert partner for Aalto University’s Microsoft application platforms

Aalto University has selected the syndicate formed by Digia and Cloudriven Oy as an expert partner service provider for Microsoft application platforms. The syndicate acts as a comprehensive expert partner for Aalto University. Digia is a leading operator and expert in Microsoft D365 systems in the higher education sector.


Aalto University acquired expertise regarding platforms such as SharePoint, Dynamics 365, Office 365 and Power BI. Digia and Cloudriven Oy’s experts implement and plan comprehensive platform development and modifications for Aalto University in accordance with the university’s IT strategy and needs, utilising Microsoft application platforms. The syndicate’s extensive technological competence and experience in the higher education sector form a solid foundation for the cooperation.

“The higher education sector is an important customer base for us; we are constantly investing in it and Digia has strong related expertise. Universities often have diverse platform needs, which we solve together with the customer using the Microsoft ecosystem as the basis and leveraging Digia’s overall offering. We are able to provide the sector with versatile total platform solutions and skilled experts to meet their diverse needs. It is a pleasure to now work with Aalto University as well and to be involved in developing the digitalisation of universities of the future”, says Maria Hintikka, Director of Customer Apps & Power Platform and Data Driven Solutions at Digia.

“Our cooperation with Aalto University offers our certified Microsoft technology experts the opportunity to work on interesting projects. Our extensive experience in the higher education sector and strong expertise in key Microsoft cloud solutions provide excellent support for digitalisation development at Aalto University”, says CEO Jukka Koskenkanto from Cloudriven Oy.

“The technology environment and platforms selected for Aalto University’s digitalisation projects and our own expertise are complemented by these strong key partnerships. The expert partnership for Microsoft platforms is an important part of implementing our digitalisation strategy. The syndicate formed by Digia and Cloudriven was able to jointly offer the level of capability in line with our requirements”, says Matti Kuha, Head of IT Platforms and Development at Aalto University.

Digia is a leading operator as a partner in Microsoft D365 systems for the higher education sector, with 15 existing customers in the sector. Now this customer base is expanding even further, with Digia and Cloudriven Oy’s syndicate providing Aalto University with an expert partner service from June. The service covers the development of Microsoft solutions, consultation regarding their application platforms and products, and the maintenance of application platforms and solutions. The value of the acquisition is at least EUR 4.2 million for four years.

Further information:

Media contacts:

Maria Hintikka
Director, Customer Apps & Power Platform and Data Driven Solutions, Digia Plc
tel. +358 40 750 7777

Jukka Koskenkanto
CEO, Cloudriven Oy
tel. +358 50 560 4607

Digia is a software and service company that helps its customers renew themselves in the networked world. There are more than 1,300 of us working at Digia. Our roots are in Finland and we operate both in Finland and abroad. We are building a world in which digitalisation makes a difference – together with our customers and partners. Digia’s net sales totalled EUR 156 million in 2021. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (DIGIA). 

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