EDB Business Partner

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EDB Business Partner ASA
Former type Public
Traded as (OSE: EDBASA)
Industry Information technology
Fate Merged with ErgoGroup AS[1]
Successor(s) EDB ErgoGroup ASA[2]
Defunct October 2010 (2010-October)
Headquarters Oslo, Norway
Area served Nordic countries
Key people as at 2010
  • John-Arne Haugerud (Acting CEO)
  • Arve Johansen (Chairman)
Website edb.com

EDB Business Partner ASA, trading as EDB (Norwegian: Elektronisk Data Behandling) was a Norwegian information technology company that supplied many services relating to computing, including operation, outsourcing and online banking. The company was headquartered in Oslo and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Telenor owned 51.3% of EDB. EDB BP has wholly owned subsidiaries in Sweden and Denmark, and more recently acquired the majority of Miratech and Infopulse, Ukrainian IT companies.

In June 2010 EDB announced a merger with ErgoGroup, another big IT company in Norway.[3] As of October 2010 the newly merged company was called EDB ErgoGroup, which in March 2012 took the name Evry.[4]

The company made headlines in several major newspapers in Sweden in March 2009 when a consultant hired through a recruitment company was fired because he, outside work, had expressed political views belonging to the Pirate Party in a public chat interview organized by the newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.[5][6][7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Combining EDB and ErgoGroup to create a Nordic IT champion". Posten Norge AS. 2010-06-07. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures October 2010". Oslo Børs ASA. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  3. ^ "EDB and ErgoGroup announce merger". ErgoGroup. Retrieved 2010-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Norway's largest IT company changes its name to EVRY". EVRY. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  5. ^ "Jonas fick sluta på grund av sin åsikt". na.se. Nerikes Allehanda. Retrieved 2009-03-09. [dead link]
  6. ^ "IT-företag vill inte ha piratpartist". nyheter24.se. Nyheter24. Retrieved 2009-03-09. "Piratpartist får sparken: Bloggvärldens reaktioner". nyheter24.se. Nyheter24. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Piratpartist blev av med jobbet efter chat". expressen.se. AB Kvällstidningen Expressen. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Piratpartist inte välkommen till sitt arbete som konsult". svd.se. Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2009-03-09.