June 09, 2008 (LBO) – Sri Lankan Airlines is buying database services from IBM World Trade Corporation and is looking to outsource more information technology services, the company said. “¦SriLankan Airlines is exploring the opportunities available for outsourcing certain IT functions, creating further opportunities for players in Sri Lanka’s IT industry¦” the airline’s head of IT Kamal Nanayakkkara said in a statement.
“This is a win-win situation for all parties, as our own IT team at SriLankan will gain exposure to valuable technical skills and be more focused on business domain knowledge unique to the airlines.”
SriLankan inked a deal to outsource databases services for AIX/ORACLE operations with IBM on May 26.
This value added service from IBM will certainly provide the flexibility in operations and will enable the Information Systems Group to concentrate on strategic needs and plans for the future,” Charitha N. Wijewardane, country general manager, IBM Sri Lanka said.
“SriLankan will further enhance services to its internal customers by leveraging IBM’s value added services and technologies, complemented by best practices in DBA services.”